Try This Before You Book Your Next Hotel
Admit it, as you’re scrolling through travel pictures on social media, you can’t help but wonder how can people afford to travel so much? Photo upon a photo of posing in front of a picturesque village in Europe, stunning tropical beaches with an exotic-looking drink in hand (tiny umbrella included, of course), or simply lounging by one of those fancy infinity pools.
Believe it or not, seasoned travellers have one thing in common: they do their research. When it comes to booking hotel stays, they know when to book and, most importantly – where.
Let’s dispel the most common myths about hotel pricing:
- Cheapest prices are not always found directly on the hotel’s website.
- Loyal customers (booking genius, Hilton rewards, etc.) don’t always win.
- Early bookers don’t always save.
- Last-minute customers don’t always get better prices.
Ultimately, it all boils down to this: you need to hack the booking process. How exactly would you do this? It looks something like this:
- First, choose the hotel, dates, and room.
- Check all booking sites.
- Repeat step 2 on your mobile device – yes, some OTAs offer mobile-only prices;
- Open your VPN app and repeat steps 1 through 3 connected to different IPs in all 195 countries (maybe skip North Korea and Russia).
- Voila – you got the best price connected to Brazilian IP on Agoda with your mobile device.
One slight problem – it took you hours to hunt down that price. “But I don’t have the time or the energy to source through a bazillion different websites trying to find a better hotel price,” you might think. What if there’s a better way? A way to do all this in seconds.
RatePunk is by far the easiest way to find the lowest price for any hotel you want. All you need to do is install it in your browser with just one click and go to book your hotel as you normally would.
RatePunk is available on all major browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge, Opera & Firefox.
Not a desktop person? No problem, there’s an app:
Just recently, RatePunk launched a free app, which is now available to download for iOS (!) on the App Store. Once downloaded, follow the instructions to set it up, and you’ll be good to go.
People around the world already love RatePunk:
Ranking #1 Free App on the App Store in Lithuania, #3 Travel App in the UK, and #20 Travel App in the USA. Join thousands of users who have already hacked the system.
Ready for unbelievable savings? See it in action:
Crete is a dream destination among families, solo travellers, and luxury lovers. It suits everyone’s needs. And it seems a 4-star hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea costs 228€ cheaper on Agoda than booking.com. This is only one example of RatePunk’s power to show you the best price for the same hotel.
The same goes on mobile! $81 saved with no extra effort.
So how does it work?
The little-known (or majorly overlooked) secret is that each Online Travel Agency negotiates a rate for which it can sell rooms at a particular hotel. So naturally, the providers try to get the hotel to sell their rooms as cheaply as possible, so they can outdo their competition and maximize their profits. And, to top it all off, the OTAs add on their commission which can range between 5-25%. So the end price that you, the consumer, pay really depends on how strong the given OTAs negotiators are.
RatePunk is made to take away friction and add fun to your holiday planning experience. Once you choose your travel dates and a hotel, RatePunk will scan all booking sites and return a list of prices in seconds. Click the cheapest offer, and book your stay.
RatePunk only compares the rates of trusted hotel aggregators you all know and love, including booking.com, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, and many more. In the end, you book the hotel yourself, and no third parties are involved, so you can feel confident that your holiday plans are in good hands.
It’s never just about 2 EUR difference. RatePunk won’t let you drain your wallet for a hotel stay and might even make your budget stretch further! If the idea of simplifying the way you look for hotel deals sounds tempting, you can check out and download the free RatePunk extension here: https://www.ratepunk.com/TravelFree