Maybe it has something to do with something anthropological, but for some reason people seem to feel a great sense of excitement and wonder when they travel, as if it dates back to a time when our ancestors might be wondering from place to place looking of food and shelter. It is clear that things have changed and we have exchanged our nomadic search for a place to call home temporarily to book accommodations for our trip.
It is a great feeling to be away from the world, with the only real problem regarding where we choose to stay for the duration of our trip. Booking a hotel room is not the best in the world. To begin with, you want a nice room with all the necessities, but determining what the "necessities" are may vary from hotel to hotel. You want to stay close to the action and don't miss anything (young people call this FOMO or fear of missing), but you don't want neon signs and traffic just outside your window. Finally, you want to feel that you are in a "home away from home" when staying in a hotel, but every time you think things have worked out, you are disappointed.
The crazy part of the process is that we haven't even talked about getting a good price for your accommodations.
In some ways it can feel like the entire travel and accommodation industry wants to get you, and this feeling can really be the bucket of cold water that you don't need for a relaxing trip. Even if you travel for business, you still want to know that you don't just have something that can ruin your trip. Fortunately, hotel managers are more by your side than you think.
You may think that hotel managers and the industry are in it themselves, but they also know that if you have a pleasant stay and have few problems booking accommodations, you are probably a repeat customer, and their bottom line always helps. Your happiness and satisfaction are also very powerful advertisements, again a good thing for business.
This is what hotel managers want potential customers to know about booking accommodations:
Contact the hotel directly – Third-party apps and websites can find very nice offers for hotel prices, but know that it is always a good idea to contact the hotel directly for certain requests. You stand out with this personal touch.
Be kind to the staff – When you call the hotel or communicate with the reception, maintaining a pleasant attitude with staff can go a long way to making your stay a great one.
Ensure that all relevant information is ready for use – Booking your stay in a hotel means knowing the check-in and check-out times, the length of stay and the dates. Preparation ensures that books run much more smoothly.
Booking accommodations can sometimes be a headache, but knowing that hotel managers are actively trying to make your trip as large as possible makes booking less worrying. It is also important to remember that as a consumer you have more influence than you think, so be active in the booking process, but don't forget to be nice.