I still remember that in the older days when we need to book for a hotel, we need to visit our local travel agents to check on the availabilities of various hotels, compare the prices, find out more information about the hotels etc before we make a payment. It is a time consuming and tedious process especially when the queue is long.
Time has changed. With the growing popularity of the internet and the birth of more and more travel portals, booking hotel online becomes more common and popular. With the internet connection, you can do all the above from the comfort of your home. You can check the details of every hotel, compare the prices offered by different portals, check on availabilities and cancellation policies.
Once you have selected your hotel and happy with the rates, simply enter your billing and credit card information and reserved your hotel instantly. Usually the portal will send you a confirmation email. You will then present that email during your check-in at the hotel. It is so convenient. You don’t even have to leave your home to do that. Certain Hotel Reservation Portal even accepts last minute or same day booking.
Before you make a booking, you want to make sure that the website is trustworthy and safe. Make sure that the website comes from a established company, has a valid address, phone number and contactable in case you have some questions about your booking. On the payment page, make sure that the portal uses SSL (Secured Socket Layer) to process your payment. You can confirm this by looking at the URL at the top of the browser. You should see “https” instead of “http”.
I use Chan Brothers Travel for all my travel needs. They have a hotel portal with more than 100,000 hotels to choose from. Booking hotel online with them is easy, safe and fun.