Starwood Best Rate Guarantee Improved

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    The major hotel chains obviously want you to make your reservations directly with them whenever possible, so that they don't have to pay a commission to an online travel agency. That's why they offer all kinds of incentives for booking directly with them, and in many cases won't award points or elite benefits if booking through an online travel agency. This year Marriott and Starwood even added free wifi for all members, but only if you book directly with the hotel chain (Hyatt also added free wifi, except they did so with no strings attached). One thing virtually all the major hotel chains offer is a best rate guarantee, whereby they guarantee that their best rates for their hotels are available directly through their website. If you find a better rate elsewhere, they give you some sort of compensation. If there's one area of this hobby that I wish I could get better at, it would be best rate guarantees. They're a near full time hobby for some people, and you can save a lot of money by using them. The post Starwood Best Rate Guarantee Improved appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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