It may have something to do with anthropology, but for some reason, human beings seem to feel a great sense of enthusiasm and wonder when they travel, as if it were damaging at a time when our ancestors might have inquire from place to place in search of food and shelter. Obviously, things have changed and we have traded in our nomadic search for a place to temporarily call home to book accommodations for our trip.
Being able to move away from the world is a wonderful feeling, the only real issue regarding where we choose to stay during our journey. Booking a hotel room is not the most fun thing in the world. For starters, you want to have a nice room, which has all the essentials, but determining which ones are "essentials" may vary from hotel to hotel. You want to stay close to the action and not to miss (young people call this FOMO or they are afraid not to miss), but you don't want to have neon signs and traffic noise just outside your window. Finally, you want to feel like you are in a "home away from home" when you stay at a hotel, but every time you think you have things fixed, you end up disappointed.
The crazy part of the process is that I didn't even mention getting a good price for your accommodations.
In some ways, it can feel like the entire travel and accommodation industry is about to give you that feeling and it can really be the bucket of cold water you don't need for what should be a relaxing trip. Even when traveling for business, you still want to know that you don't have anything to ruin your trip. Fortunately, hotel managers are more on your side than you think.
You might think that the hotel managers and the industry as a whole are in their own right, but they are also aware that if you have a pleasant stay and have a few problems with booking accommodations, you will probably be a returning client and this always helps their bottom line. Your happiness and satisfaction also end with very strong advertising, again good for business.
Here's what the hotel managers want potential guests to know about booking accommodations:
Contact the hotel directly – Third-party applications and websites can find you great deals on hotel prices, but I know it's always a good idea to contact the hotel directly for particular requests. This personal touch makes you stand out.
Be friendly with the staff – When you call the hotel or interact with the reception, maintaining a pleasant behavior with the staff can go a long way in making your stay an excellent one.
They have all the relevant information ready to go – Booking a stay at a hotel means knowing the check-in / out times, length of stay and dates. Being prepared makes booking much easier.
Booking accommodation can sometimes be a headache, but knowing that hotel administrators are actively trying to make your trip as big as possible makes booking less of a worry. It is also important to remember that as a consumer you have a greater influence than you think, so be active in the reservation process, but do not forget to be beautiful.