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Where and how to book for hotel accommodations abroad:

Most travellers are encountering challenges on where to book tickets and hotel accommodations whenever they decide to go on a holiday. Below are some helpful options that they can choose from:

 

Travel Agents- You can consider booking through them if you have multiple destinations and you just want to have one point of contact to help you in case something goes wrong. Travel agents often offer multiple options and can help you create a unique tour package depending on your budget.  Keep in mind that when booking for air and hotel packages,  airport transfers should always be included on the computation of the final rate.

 

Tour Operator- An operator offers discounted wholesale rates which are ideal for those travelling in large groups. If you plan to join tours with other people then this is a very good option for you. Rates are significantly lower compared to individual booking which includes vacation packages, airfare, local transportation and if you are lucky meals are also included in the package. This also gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and there is no need to worry about getting lost in a foreign place because a tour guide will be assigned to accompany the group on their tours.

Consortia or Travel Clubs- A Consortia is an organization composed of independent travel agencies, travel sites and exclusive club memberships. These are offered exclusively for members only. If you happen to be a member of one of these clubs you might consider staying at Muscat Beach Resorts for an unforgettable holiday getaway experience.

 

Online travel sites- You can easily google multiple travel sites such as Expedia to help you book your travels. There are online platforms that can help you book different types of accommodations depending on your needs and wants. Some websites also have options for guided tours which is very much ideal for first-time travellers and retirees.

Direct Booking- If you are a frequent flyer or you wanted to save money on unnecessary fees you can always book directly by calling the company, their hotline or going through their website. Prices are considerably lower if you book directly compared to a travel agency. Some hotels or airlines offer flexible payment terms if you book using a major credit card. All you have to do is to ask for their current promotions and check you are qualified to avail it.

 

When booking for flights always remember that the cheapest airfare do not have the best flight schedules to offer.

 

The only disadvantage of direct booking is that in case something goes wrong with either the hotel or the flight schedules you would need to contact each company separately and deal with the problem on your own.