Travel Tip: New Ways to Transfer Your Hotel Reservation
But what happens if you have a hotel reservation that the hotel considers nonrefundable?
Welcome to the brave new world of hotel resale websites—services that will let you unload the room to someone else who doesn’t want to pay a higher last-minute rate.
This is allowing travelers to avoid losing their money entirely or paying cancellation fees or penalties.
It also helps smart travelers get last-minute discounts on rooms that hotels might not be offering during the peak periods of high season travel.
This is especially helpful during large conventions or sporting events, where bigger blocks of rooms are held, but many aren’t used.
The hotel will tell you it’s sold out, because it technically is. But thanks to these new websites, that may not actually be the case.
For more information about hotels and accommodations, check out:
- All-Inclusive Resorts: Why You Need to Read the Fine Print
- Tips for Booking a Hotel Room During a Big Event
- Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block WiFi Hotspots
Keep reading for more travel tips.