Today it is normal to book flights, travel and hotels online, because this form of booking promises many advantages. Nevertheless, in reality, it often looks quite different, because there is a lot to consider in online travel bookings. Above all, the large travel companies always promise their customers the best price, a promise, which can be maintained hardly.
Pay attention to the details
If you want to book a trip or a hotel online, you should inform yourself on the side of the provider, who is responsible for the service and who is liable if damage happens. Even if there are questions about a trip, it is always a good idea to look for a provider, who gives answers to these questions. This point is often a big disappointment, because very few providers are willing to answer the questions of their customers.
The black sheep
There is a huge selection of online travel providers; unfortunately, there are some black sheep among them. How can an online user recognize one of these black sheep? For example, if the price becomes more expensive at each step of the booking. In this case, this page should be closed immediately. The final price must already be displayed at the first step, no additional services such as insurance services should be displayed, and always a free payment should be offered.
Look for details
For example, if a travel supplier from Germany offers a summer cottage abroad. Then the owner of the house is actually the negotiating partner and the right of the respective country applies. If it comes to deficiencies, then this right applies, and enforcing it can be very difficult.
Online travel booking can save a lot of money, but it can also cost a lot of money, especially if the travellers don’t know the internet rules and make a quick decision for a travel provider.
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Über den Autor Ulrike Dietz
Ulrike Dietz ist verheiratet, Mutter von zwei Kindern und lebt im Hochsauerland. Die Journalistin und Buchautorin schreibt Artikel zu vielen verschiedenen Themen und bezeichnet sich selbst als flexibel, aufgeschlossen und wissbegierig.