While resorts promote greatest price ensures which might be largely hole and promote a cheaper price for reserving direct however not normally decrease than a AAA price, they aren’t making headway in opposition to the massive on-line journey companies.
That’s as a result of the median traveler doesn’t go to a person lodge chain’s web site to e book as a result of they don’t begin out figuring out they wish to keep at a Hilton or on the Marriott — they know they want a lodge and wish to uncover their choices.
Not the Expedia Dancers
Amidst this back-and-forth over who gives one of the best deal and one of the best data to assist customers discover the fitting how, it seems like Expedia could have quietly eradicated their greatest worth assure October 18th. (HT: CKzero
There are nonetheless references elsewhere on the Expedia web site to a price assure nonetheless. On the Expedia lodge reserving web page they declare “The Expedia Price Guarantee ensures that you’ll get the cheapest available rates for hotels” in Europe and “the best island rates” for Caribbean, South & Central America however doesn’t make the declare underneath ‘US’ or ‘worldwide.