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Top Travel Reservation Tips For A Stress-Free Trip!

Anyone who wants to enjoy a stress-free trip has to start with the basic concern of any traveler - how to effectively handle travel reservations. Below are a number of advice that may help:

- Decide on a travel plan - specific destination, how many days, what activities, routes, and other details. The attention given to this first step will ensure smooth sailing in making the necessary travel arrangements.

- If the destination is a foreign country, make sure all information that would be needed in making reservations are on hand.

How about booking your airline tickets? Below are some airline reservation tips you can use:

- If notification of your reservation is done by e-mail, make sure that the ticket price quoted is the same. Sometimes, some airlines claim the airfare booked earlier is no long available.

- If booking on online, use a reservation site where ticket prices for all airlines are shown so a comparison can be readily seen.

- If booking for more than one person, check also the ticket price for both a single passenger and multiple passengers.


Some airlines quote different prices.

When it comes to reserving your hotel rooms, below are some helpful tips:

- Ask if the rate is a flat rate or per person.

- Ask how many beds are in the room and what the size is.

- Make sure to finalize a rate before getting off the phone.

- Ask about tax rates that would be added.

- Will breakfast be included with the price of the room? What time is it served and what is included.

- Are there guarantee and cancellation policies? Most hotels require guarantee for reservation with a credit card. Will they ask a check deposit?

- If this is a standard reservation, make sure there is a confirmation number.

Follow these top tips for a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience!

About the author:

Susan Wong is the owner of New York Hotels Discounts, Discount Singapore Hotels and Heping Hotel Rooms, a chain of hotel & travel related sites.