In the good old days when you wanted to stay in a hotel or book your annual holiday you would often do so by contacting the hotel, or asking for a holiday brochure from your preferred holiday company directly. Then about ten years ago price comparison and large internet hotel and holiday sites emerged. Intense competiton between these sites followed and the small operators were swallowed up by large multi-million pound businesses which run the remaining price comparison and Holiday booking online sites today. Along the journey Hotel chains have been particulary squeezed having to pay out large commissions to online agents in order to have their rooms filled, or risk falling by the wayside. Of course non of this is unusual in todays internet driven tourism economy but even the OFT (Office of Fair Trade) has recently become concerned and launched an investigation into alleged price fixing between these sites.
So where does Best Book Direct fit in?....well if you know what brand of hotel you like to stay in, or which holiday company you like to use to get away, but worry about getting the very best deal, then we can help. Many Hotel chains and Holiday companies offer the very best rates to customers who book directly with them cutting out expensive middlemen. Also special offers and promotions are often not listed by price comparison sites because they deal with just too many operators to be able to handle such details. At BestBookDirect.com we have been able to secure the very best prices and special offers with many of the top hotel and holiday companies. We provide a simple link through to the offer and in return we receive a very small commission direct from the Hotel / Holiday company typically no more than 3% compared to around 20% that other operators charge. We don't need to be greedy because our overheads are low, you deal direct with the company you are buying from so we have no additional costs such as handling payments etc. We won't try to sell you any add on products like insurance or car hire either.
We keep it simple... You just get the very best price direct from the company you stay with, be it one night in Brighton or two weeks in Barbados you get the very best deal by booking direct. So confident are we in our deals that we challenge you to put our prices and value to the test by checking us against LateRooms.com or Hotels Combined just click here.