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Hotel Rates: New Deals Daily

Prices of rooms used to be dictated by the seasons. Today hotels are using "yield management," the same system airlines use to ensure their seats don't go empty. Some tips:
  • Hotel chains periodically offer special promotions. Check newspapers. And if you book early, you may get a beter discount.
  • To learn more about hotels in different cities, visit hotel websites like www.hoteldiscounts.com.
  • At check-in, Ed Perkins of the American Society of Travel Agents says: "Politely ask, 'Can you upgrade my room?' A hotel would rather have a happy customer than an empty room." Dare to bargain.
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