Travel tips featured in the segment:
- Are hotel deals now better by phone or online? Phone often better now. Never hesitate to call and negotiate a lower rate than what you see online. Also, hundreds of key hotels in top cities are participating in the unpublished rate program - typical savings 10-25% -- must ask for the "unpublished rates." Call 1800-468-3578 to book.
- What destinations are the best bargains? Orlando, Las Vegas, New Orleans, London, Barcelona, Paris, Miami,Tampa.
- How to find New York hotels for less? Look for sale tags on the site and book by the sale deadline. Many sales up to 40% off.
- How to save up to 25% on the entire stay by staying 1 more night. Length of stay promotions - many hotels in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Orlando and other top destinations participate. Instead of just checking rates for a 1 or 2 night typical stay - check 3 or 4 nights and see how much rate is lowered.
- Stay 5 stars in Las Vegas from $92 a night at Luxury Suites at MGM Grand. For more information, go to www.getaroom.com
- What is the best strategy for booking hotels in Europe? Book in US Dollars - not foreign currencies. Take advantage of the strong dollar while it lasts.
- How to get a free upgrade when you check into a hotel. Join the Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, IHG or other major frequent stay programs. It is FREE and many will upgrade you upon request by presenting your membership # at check in.
With more than 25 years experience in the travel industry, Bob Diener has been a pioneer in the hotel consolidation and online travel industry. Diener is the President and Co-Founder of the newest online travel site www.getaroom.com, specializing in offering travelers the best rooms at the best values.
Diener practiced law with the international law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher before beginning his career in the travel industry. In 1984, Diener, along with his Cornell Law School classmate, David Litman, began a career in the airline consolidation business. The two then founded Hotel Reservations Network, now known as Hotels.com, in 1991.
As a leading travel industry expert, Bob has been a frequent source for news organizations including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. Bob is a regular guest on many broadcast and cable television programs including CNN, FOX, CNBC, WNBC-TV and WABC-TV. He has also been a regular guest on hundreds of major radio stations across the country including WOR, WGN, WJR, WSB, WBZ, KGO, KSL, and KLIF.