The travel industry is showing no signs of slowing down in 2018, with hotel rooms full, flights booked and vacations planned. Travel companies say a rebounding economy and the return of confidence are fueling demand.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a hotel. Price is always a major consideration, but there are other things to take into account such as location and amenities. Seasoned travelers will agree that there are some unwritten rules when it comes to accommodation that make a difference to your trip.
A centrally located hotel is important. It’s not much of a vacation if you have to spend hours each day commuting into the city center or to other attractions on your itinerary. You’ll also want to be sure that the hotel has a restaurant for meals, or is close to the main dining area if you want to dine out in the evening.
Another thing to check is whether or not the hotel has hidden fees. You might be able to find information about these on the hotel’s website, but it’s always best to ask the hotel directly for a complete breakdown of all fees and charges.
It’s also worth checking to see if the hotel is part of a loyalty program, especially if you’re planning on traveling a lot for business purposes. These programs often reward frequent guests with free stays. They may even be partnered with airline programs, so you can earn points for both air and hotel stays.