Published on February 9th, 2015 | by Dean Saliba


Hotel Booking Blues

I’ve been trying to book a weekend away for about a week now and you would think it would just be a case of booking some train tickets to and from the place I want to go to and then book a hotel or B&B room in or around that town. And while it is that easy in theory, I have found it almost impossible in practice.

The problem is that on a number of occasions I have been booking the train tickets or the hotel room and half way through the booking page it has refreshed itself and suddenly the price has double or even tripled.

I know why this has happened, someone had bought my ticket or room while I was half way through paying for it. But what is frustrating is that I remember a time when hotel booking sites and train ticket sites would freeze the price for you for 5-10 minutes while you completed the booking form. Now I am lucky to get 10-20 seconds through it before it refreshes and increases the price!

I don’t know why they don’t do it now, maybe they realised that scrapping this system would help them sell more rooms? After all if you lose the room to someone else a lot of people will just pick the next cheapest one rather than spend time looking for another room at the same price.

So if you are booking a hotel room then get ready to type your details in faster than lightening. I use a browser extension to fill forms in for me and even that wasn’t fast enough!

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About the Author

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

9 Responses to Hotel Booking Blues

  1. holi 2015 says:

    try to slove with that company

    • Dean Saliba says:

      Nothing to solve, sadly, as far as the companies are concerned it is down to me to complete the order before someone else beats me to it.

    • Dean Saliba says:

      Yes it is, they realise they can make more money this way than the old way of freezing the price for a 10 minute period while you finish the booking form.

  2. I hardly got some great deals 🙁

  3. I hardly got some great deals 🙁

  4. try to slove with that company

  5. as far as the companies are concerned it is down to me to complete the order before someone else beats me to it.

  6. shakil islam says:

    hm Yeah !! try to slove with that company

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