Forecasts Predict Extra-Heavy Labor Day Travel

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So what makes so special?

After using so many different hotel reservation companies, I’ve noticed that all the hotel rates are on average are roughly the same give or take a few dollars. Agoda’s room rates too are on par with the rest of their competitors. However, Agoda has a rewards point system which you can earn for room discounts and free nights.
This is the biggest advantage Agoda has over their competitors. You can earn points automatically. From 4% – 7% of your room price. Sometimes there are special offers where you can earn more. The minimum points you need for example a $25USD discount is 12,500 points and that’s easy to make if you spend about $625 USD, which is easy what most people already spend for a hotel stay.

You can either use up those points or save them up like I do for an even bigger discount and free nights.

The benefits of using Agoda doesn’t end there. You can earn an easy 500 reward points for submitting a review of the hotel you you stayed in. Agoda heavily relies on guest reviews so they want to give them an incentive. It’s easy to submit a review and wouldn’t take more than five minutes. You usually get an email from Agoda within 2 weeks after check out, asking for your review. As you can see as a frequent customer of Agoda, your points can quickly add up.

The best part is that this website brings the results from over 30 popular online hotel reservation systems to give the best of all worlds. It shows a comparison of hotel prices offered on each hotel reservation system of which that hotel is a part of. Once you click on the hotel, you will see the prices offered by sites like,,,,,,,,, and many more. Apart from the prices you can also see complete hotel details, pictures of rooms and the facilities, reviews by other members, and the map to the hotel – all at one place.

Once you select the hotel rate, from among the various prices offered by multiple reservation systems, and click “select”, the website takes you to the booking page of the respective hotel reservation system. For instance, while searching for hotels in Paris, you liked the deal offered by over the other systems and you clicked on it, then you would be taken to the booking page of website, so that you can go through the payment gateway securely.

After spending a few hours on Trip Advisor, I found the perfect hotel for us:
trip advisor The Best Western Spring House Hotel, located very close to the Vatican and a metro stop. Great! The location issue was resolved. Moreover, our room not only had a shower and a tub, the tub had Jacuzzi jets! Don’t picture a luxury Jacuzzi bath. Picture a normal sized tub with jets. Let me tell you! After all the walking we did, that tub got lots of use. What about the free breakfast? Every morning, we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast buffet with breads, meats, cheeses, muffins, boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Don’t forget to pack sandwich bags. That’s how we avoided buying lunch! How much did we save on our hotel by traveling in January instead of July? Over 200 Euros!

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