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First of all, looking at the reviews for Osteria da Nico on Tripadvisor, regrettably you fell prey to a tourist trap. Regarding your question on pricing by weight: such is typical for foods such as meat (e.g. a steak) or especially seasonal fish but very untypical for regular courses (such as e.g. a Pizza). You can find the menu of a reputable Italian ...


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When the tour guide / tour operator quotes you a price for a private package, it is more often than not a set offer. You can always ask if they can discount the price a bit, but most likely they would respond by simply changing up the package to use other components, lower grade hotel room, less game drive time, etc. A reputable tour company has already ...


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They wanted €40, but I managed to get it for €35.


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Taxis from the airport to the city center cost 10-20 euros. Therefore a trip to Mitrovica (which is 2.5 times as far) should be around 40-50 euros, depending on your negotiation skills.


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In some cases you can get a discount from hotel award programs such as Club Carlson. With enough points you can get book a free of charge room or you can book at a discount with points (e.g. 50 euros per room per day for a room that normally costs 200 euro). Meals eaten at the hotel's restaurant charged to your room will earn you extra points.


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If you plan to travel around without fixed dates to move from one location to the next, you can book online for the first location, refundable or non-refundable if you are really sure you want to stay there. You can next make refundable bookings if traveling in popular times or wait with making a booking if it is almost sure to be possible to book last ...


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Having been down this road before, I would carefully weigh the potential hassle vs. the cost savings. Having to change hotels (or even rooms in the same hotel) in the middle of a vacation (when you should be relaxing) or a business trip (when you should be focused on your objective) can be extremely distracting and inconvenient. While it may, in some ...


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I used to have long hotel stays, and I can confirm you that it's possible to get a significant discount for long stays. Usually, I would book the first week online, and then have a word with the hotel manager a couple of days before departure. Hotels which are not in the top of a given city usually can't fill all rooms, so they will rather give you a ...


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As Calchas says, you might get the best price by negotiating with the hotel directly. If you tell them that you do not need room service -- or only need it once a week -- you may be able to get a significant discount as labor is one of the highest marginal costs for a hotel. The same goes for waiving breakfast, if they have it. Also, you should try to ...


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Depending on the country, long stays can be exempt from various taxes. This is an example for Texas, but I believe it is also the case in many (all?) other US states. Permanent Residents (30-Day Rule) Guests who occupy a hotel room for 30 or more consecutive days are considered permanent residents and are exempt from hotel tax. There can be no ...



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