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I run an Australian whitelabel booking site (Beat That Flight) that's mainly for flights, but also has hotels. What's interesting when I look around at other sites is how much it varies. While others have mentioned the illusion of choice with self-competing and merchant/agency, it's also worth noting that for many sites, we have different data sources for ...


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Those can actually be the correct cheapest available rates for the new year... or Those prices are erroneous... Without contacting the hotel directly you won't know. Two possibly scenarios to explain your observations: There are no ordinary rooms available and the best rate the booking calendar can display is the rate for an expensive suite. (The ...


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Booking.com uses the Agency model, this means the website is a place where hotels list their offers and booking.com gets a commission with every booking done through their website. On the other hand, Agoda uses the Merchant model in addition to the Agency model, meaning that in some cases they actually buy the hotel rooms from the hotels directly (in bulk), ...


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From Nate's comment: It doesn't look like this is a standard industry term. Indeed, the top hit for "hotel purser service" is a job posting for a Purser at that very same hotel, followed by lots of irrelevant hits. So maybe it's something that this particular hotel invented. But the job posting can give you some idea of what a Purser does at this hotel: ...


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It's as safe as providing the information to any e-commerce site and hotel. There is some risk of misuse, and you should be protected by the relevant laws and regulations in your country and the terms of your agreement with the bank governing credit card fraud. Booking.com is a very large and popular site, and plenty of people use it without incident. If ...


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This is very broad as there are many ways these bundles are priced. Generally though, the price per-person is quoted with a couple and so is discounted based on shared costs of the accommodations. Trying to book such a package for one will result in being asked for a single-supplement at the time of purchase. All-inclusive packages are treated as designed ...


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