Say Good Bye to Hotel Discounts

May 24, 2016

Membership Discount Club

Urgent Travel News!

The screen shot was taken today to explain to consumers that Hotels and Online travel agents like Expedia,, Travelocity and etc. CAN'T give you a discount on hotels or travel reservations. Everyone has to be equal to or greater than the parity rates. In this example you will notice that some of the OTA's are charging higher prices then the parity rate. This reason for this is because they are trying to increase revenue with repeated loyal customers. They understand that most consumers book at the same site all the time and do not perform any type of price comparisons thus allowing them to generate more revenue. This happens right now about 10% of the time, so be cautious when booking through public websites such as these. Another thing to be careful of is the savings the site displays. You notice they take the highest number (above parity rates) and then show you the discount of lets say 43% and then they display the actual parity rate. Listen everyone, this is not a true discount, this is the way Kayak and other OTA's algorithm is set up to confuse the consumer and trick them into thinking they are getting a discount.

Back in the day you use to be able to pick up the phone and call the hotel directly and ask for a discount, however this is no longer the case. I tried this the other day when traveling to Tennessee. I called the hotel and asked them if I could book directly with them and receive a discount? The reply was "No". I asked if they would rather me go online and book through Expedia? There rely was "It is all the same for us, I should book where ever I feel comfortable". This tells me that the Hoteliers and OTA's now have mutual agreements on commissions and bookings and are not able to price compete anymore. 

The only way for consumers to receive a true discount is to join a membership program. Hotels Etc. is a closed loop program and launched in 1996 with an A+ rating with the BBB and verified by Matter of Fact, Mr. Shawn Pigg will be live on Trust Dale tonight between 5-6 PM EST explaining to the public what is occurring in the travel industry and we encourage you to tune in via live stream or radio. To learn more about how to access today's broadcast visit 

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