Traveling and hotels
If you’re traveling, you need a place to stay. It could be for a few days or weeks, but you’re going to want something comfortable and convenient. A hotel may be that perfect place to stay for you and your family, or maybe just for yourself. It can be a luxury hotel right on the beach, or a simple room that’s in walking distance of the attractions you’re visiting. It’s also possible that your hotel will offer a lot of amenities like pools, fitness rooms, spa facilities and beauty salons.
Many hotels are part of hotel chains, and that gives them a consistent quality that repeat travelers can count on. Novice travelers can use sorting filters on booking websites to only show hotels that meet certain criteria, such as price and rating (quality).
In some cases, you can get a better rate if you book in advance. That’s because hotels are interested in managing their occupancy rates better and will often offer special, lower prices for advance bookings.
You can also help the local economy if you choose to book locally-owned hotels in poorer countries. That way, the money stays in-country rather than being sent to a big international hotel chain’s corporate headquarters. Moreover, you might also be able to take advantage of discounts on things like tours and meals from local businesses if you book directly with the hotel rather than through a third-party booking engine.