March 24, 2013
Before, about a decade ago or two, you still tend to call a travel agent when you plan to go on a vacation and you just leave all the booking transactions to that travel agent. However, right now, where internet is already rampant, booking online has already become a common practice travelers. They book online to book for their planned vacations themselves. The average service fee for booking airline tickets since 2009 only reaches $20, cheaper than hiring a travel agent to do everything.
Booking online is easier and more convenient than what you think. Most people believe that it’s just a waste of time that’s why they just let the travel agent do everything for them starting from booking online flights, booking for hotels and other activities, but what they do not know is the fact that it would be easier if they will just book for themselves.
There are certain misconceptions that most people deal with regarding booking online for travels and tours. Think about this! The idea that any online company offers the lowest prices across the board is just a myth. There are certain websites, or probably most of them actually, cannot guarantee you with the best deal because the price of hotel rooms, airfare and other tickets fluctuate fast. Airline ticket prices change depending on the day of the week or time of the day, and the hotels change their rates due to the day of the week, proximity of the booking to the day of the use and even whether the hotel is part of a block discount. You should definitely consider these things!