How To Book A Better Hotel Room In 2013

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    Here at Gadling, we're all about traveling more – for less. Whether we dive the fiscal cliff or not, travel is a luxury in this tight economy, and we're all searching for ways that we can travel better, smarter and cheaper. Here's what we've collected on how you can book a better hotel room in 2013.

    Scour Social Media
    You're already aware that hotels offer specials on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to follow your favorite brands and "subscribe" to these updates. It may seem like a no-brainer, but you don't want to miss a special or promotion because the update was buried in your news feed. Don't forget about email either – hotel's aren't likely to spam your inboxes, but often send out valuable promotions and alerts via traditional e-blasts.

    Pick Up The Phone
    Don't be afraid to call the hotel directly. Ask if they can match the rate you saw on a flash sale website or on Expedia. Hotels want your business. They are often willing to negotiate rates, particularly for last-minute travel when occupancy permits. On that note, join the hotel's loyalty program wherever possible. In addition to a dedicated phone attendant, you'll also gain points and a record of previous stays.

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