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Booking.com

The Best Site To Find a Cheap Hotel
  • Number of hotels available
  • Price of bookings
  • Customer Service
  • Choice of countries
4.8

Summary

The only Hotel booking/comparison site you will ever need!
In recent years, mostly in Europe tour operators would book entire hotels to fill up with guests that would travel on the tour operator’s planes. Hoteliers loved this model, because while price was low, occupation was guaranteed and often paid upfront.

However, as service degraded or competition increased, Tour Operators would book other hotels. Hoteliers that relied solely on a few Tour Operators would struggle establish new channels, or fail and go out of business. But what does all of this have to do with Booking.com?
Booking.com has taken Europe by storm, and is now making inroads into the US. Studies show that over 50% of all hotel nights booked in Europe are booked through booking.com.

This level of market consolidation has been a bonanza for independent hotels. Without any brand recognition, booking.com has become the ideal digital marketplace to promote and sell their rooms to guests from all over the World.

Booking.com has been able to create a formidable marketplace with a large amount of inventory (many consumers consider that “all hotels are on booking.com, at least all that matter”), it does not take payments upfront, and booking.com’s increased focus on user reviews provides a one-stop-shop for consumers.

Booking.com now claims to be the number one online hotel reservation service in the World. From our experience with hoteliers, booking.com certainly has significant distribution power, and there is no doubt that it represents an increasingly significant portion of the income of numerous hotels throughout the World.
Whether you are looking for a 5 star hotel or a cheap hotel, beach location or cities.
Our opinion….a real time saver and excellent value for money.