Are Travel Portals the Best Solution for Travel Booking?Tweet
Date: Feb 2, 2012 | Views: 46 | Comments: 0
Almost everyone on the planet enjoys travelling and it can be for business or pleasure. In some cases, you may be traveling to a different city, while in some cases; you may be traveling to a different country. In all of these cases, you will have to make a lot of preparations such as booking your airline tickets, booking your transfers, booking your hotel and in some cases even booking your rental car. All of these can be very hectic and finding the right prices for your travel needs can be even more hectic. Hence, you will need to be diligent in your search and you will have to try to book as early as possible, so that you can have the best prices and best deals. Of course, instead of going into site of every airline, every hotel, you can also avail the help of special travel portals that allow you to book your travel in a make my trip type of a self service concept. In makemytrip type of a concept, the travel portal will try to match the prices of different airlines and hotels along with other arrangements as you may need them. You will essentially make your own travel arrangements using a “make my trip” of a travel portal.
However, even though these portals can be very useful in booking your trip with all its necessities, you will still have to be hesitant of any negative results. It has been seen that in some cases, some of these “make my trip” type of portals will be very fast in booking your trip details, but when the time comes for a refund, a cancelation or even a change in travel plans, you may end up regretting the situation. Often, you will see huge cancellation charges, late refunds and most of all you will see a ruined vacation or a ruined business trip. Naturally, this may not be the case all the time, but you will have to be diligent in your efforts. One way to do that would be to read up about various reviews in the net about the travel portal that you will be using. Usually, if the particular portal has had problems with customers in the past, it will be very easy to find it in Google and thus you can be aware of a problem. Moreover, you should always confirm your details with the particular airline or hotel after booking through a travel portal.