So many online hotel deals... why book with us?


Our travel agency is lucky to have so many great luxury travel customers who are worldwide travelers. They appreciate the vacations TravelStore is able to arrange for them. But sometimes, when it comes to hotels, consumers are baffled by where to book to get their best value at hotels and resorts.  That's because there are so many websites offering hotel deals.

While we always have access to the most competitive rates; it's true -- some hotels find a need to address their unsold rooms with huge online discounts. When they do so, no one can compete with those fire sale rates.  Even so, in some cases our best hotel partners allow us to book those rates for our clients. But in many instances, we aren't able to. But wait, there's more...

Through our preferred hotel programs, featuring about 1,000 hotels in major cities worldwide, we do have special amenities when you book your hotel with us.  At over 700 hotels and resorts, our travel agency always offers at least two amenities. One is breakfast is included during your stay. These are not amenities you generally get booking online. If you know what hotels charge for breakfast, this is a sizeable benefit that adds convenience and value. But in addition to breakfast, there's more...

At the new Aria in Las Vegas, we'll offer you two spa passes and a guaranteed late checkout. At Ashford Castle in Ireland, we'll throw in the green fees. At Canyon Ranch in Tucson, we'll add up to a $400 credit. At the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, it's a $100 resort credit per room. These are just some of the examples of what you get when booking with our travel agency.

There's also the difference in how our hotel partners treat reservations we make, versus those made through online booking engines. With our preferred hotel partners, your reservation gets preferential treatment, because it's often copied to our personal contacts at the property. Many hotels recognize our travel agency, maintains personal relationships with us and values our business. That means the chances of getting the best rooms are enhanced.

So while it's good to compare, it's important to know the value added benefits of hotel and vacation packages we can often provide you.