It’s easier than ever to book hotel accommodations as you can easily
book any hotel of your choice online. But while the online booking
process may be more convenient, many travellers still make small
mistakes that can end up costing them.
Jumia Travel shares some common hotel booking mistakes to avoid.
anticipating the seasonality of a destination and taking into account
the most popular times to make reservations can help save you money. If
you’re targeting a highly desirable destination, it may make sense to
book early. If you are going to a destination with a lot of availability
it might make sense to book later.
reviews from previous guests can give you an idea of the hotel – from
the quality of service to whether the hotel’s photos are an accurate
representation of the property. Sifting through reviews can help you
determine if the hotel is the right fit for your trip.
dates so that the hotel will reserve your room for you. This will
prevent any brickbat and delay for something that is entirely your
rates, even if the room is the same? It’s because the hotelier benefits
from the lower price as there will be no need to refund the guest if
they do not check in at the appropriate time. This will ensure that the
rooms are not empty. So, if possible, avoid booking non-refundable
your needs for your preferred hotel. This information can include
special requests ranging from a rollaway bed for a child to asking for a
quiet room away from the elevator. This said, do not conclude your
request will be readily available. Make sure you follow up with the