For most travelers, booking a hotel room understandably still comes down to one important variable: price. And for several years, online travel agencies like Expedia, Booking.com and Priceline have been the go-to for the best rates. Online travel agencies offer a wide variety of hotel options, which prioritizes pricing convenience over benefits and protection. However, the pandemic has since brought one situation to harsh light. Hundreds and thousands of travelers who booked with online travel agencies complained about long wait times, difficulty getting refunds, inflexible cancellation policies and awful customer service. On the other hand, those that booked directly with a Belize hotel were able to change or cancel their travel plans almost seamlessly.
More Savings, Less Hassle at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza
Here we explore the top reasons for booking direct with a hotel. In addition, we look at the benefits offered by Belize Biltmore Plaza. This hotel is an urban oasis in the heart of Belize City and the ideal base to explore Belize.
It features comfortable and modern rooms, one of the best hotel pools and array of drink and dining options. Furthermore, some of the best Belizean day adventures and tours can be reached from their convenient location.
5 Top Reasons to Book Direct
Best Rates Guaranteed
Contrary to popular belief, the best rates are always available directly from the hotel. This is because the hotel do not have to pay the exorbitant commissions added on top by online travel agencies. The Belize Biltmore Plaza guarantee that you are getting the best rate when booking direct. If you find a cheaper rate online than the rate you booked with them within 24 hours with the same booking conditions, they promise to match the rate.
Direct Support & Better Customer Service
This is probably one of the biggest benefits to booking direct. When you book directly through a hotel, any questions or concerns you have can be dealt with directly. Otherwise, you’ll have to go through an OTA’s customer service agent, who will then have to liaise between you and the hotel. In addition, you’ll get better customer service if you book directly through the hotel.
At the Belize Biltmore Plaza, the Reservations team supports all bookings made directly. This includes assistance with cancellations or date changes. Furthermore, when you book direct you can tailor-make your stay. Whether you want a special room, book tours, or celebrate a special occasion, the team can assist with this.
No Hidden Fees and Taxes
Did you know that an average online travel agent, charges a hotel 15%-30% commission for a booking? This means that the hotel either has to absorb these costs or add them to your reservation. Furthermore, this commission takes away from the hotel’s revenue – which in turn supports local communities and independent brands.
At Belize Biltmore Plaza, when you book directly, there will be no additional credit card fees, booking fees or hidden taxes. What you see is what you pay.
Safe and Secure
Are you one of those travelers wary about giving your card details away? Since no transaction takes place online, you can be rest assured that your details are kept safe and secure when booking direct. Belize Biltmore Plaza take great care over customer data and ensure that no information is ever passed on to third parties. Peace of mind is truly priceless.
Rewards & Discounts
Hotels want guests to book direct so offer brilliant incentives and discounts to do so. Belize Biltmore Plaza love to reward our loyal customers. In addition to best available rates, they give guests 10% off the food and beverage throughout their stay and offer complimentary upgrades, when available. Even better, for every direct booking, customers will we rewarded with 500 Best Western Rewards Points.
It definitely pays to book direct. For the latest offers or to book the Belize Biltmore Plaza, visit their website. This hotel is a part of the Belize Gold Standard for Travel, and is Gold Standard Certified by the Belize Tourism Board.