CUG Hotels with best consumer facilities

Hotel discounts at vacations are all that we aspire and people always look for discounted hotels that can be really cheap during their stays. Directs hotel booking is the main purpose behind CUG (Closed User Group) consumer facilities. Consumers becoming members by their will opt for CUG programs, leading to receiving of the member profile accessed by a login ID and password. Hotels select to publish their preferred rates directly in the search results of their hotel website.

CUG members need to comply with some of the regulations to become part of the Closed Group Member. The guests should be having a minimum of one un-discounted booking prior to becoming a closed user group member. There has been a rise of hotel apps and deal sites that are based on ‘closed user groups’. It results in higher discount level for hotels and it also sends a clear message to hotels that direct booking is not the best way to book hotels.

Here is how hotels benefit from Closed User Group guests –

  1. CUG is not only for publicizing cheaper rates, but it is more focused on to encouraging benefits of customer loyalty to consumers. It ultimately results in saving of OTA commission by an increase in direct bookings.

  1. There is a healthy edge to CUG hotels membership rather than loyalty programs as they give instant gratification and benefits. Avail the smaller benefits waiting years down the line.

  1. There is a great improvement in customer retention to save money as OTA commissions by having direct room bookings.

  1. Hotels also add up contacts to their database with CUG hotel schemes as details of the consumers are required to avail the hotel discount benefits.

  1. The consumers also get personalized services with the details that consumers fill in the customer information form.

  1. The hotels are benefiting from the CUG plans as it increases the probability of up-selling and cross-selling other services of the hotel like Spa, restaurant, and club.

OTAs are approaching hotels to offer special rates to different ‘member groups’ with the condition that there might be certain percentage below prices that are offered to the public. These offers are given to a ‘fenced’ audience and the general consumers are unable to access the facilities. There is a shift in the online distribution landscape from being retail with pricing parity to a very opaque environment. The selling of CUG is a strategic inventory distribution decision and the whole profitability need to be calculated over a period of time.

There are many features and facilities provided to the CUG hotel consumers that it will make you go crazy. The bookings are made in few clicks by the CUG members if they are looking to actively use the CUG member program for the hotel bookings. Choose to be a CUG hotel member to get the best discounts and offers across hotels and other amusements. CUG hotels provide the facility to book instant hotel tickets with all the necessary amusements.

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Hotel discounts are quite hard to come by sometimes especially for top hotels that cost a pretty penny. It is possible for you to find some promotional deals or offers online if you look for it but they hardly ever apply on hotel bookings at four or five-star hotels. When you want a discount on booking a high-quality hotel room you rarely ever see a discount option or promotional offer. That is why Hotels Etc. brings you the best hotel discounts on the internet with the most discounts and offers. Their hotels discounts are always the cheapest than any other site online.

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How to get the best travel discounts

HOW TO GET THE BEST TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Life without travelling would be very sad and plain. It refreshes our mind, helps us change the perspective and gives us new energy and ideas for the future. Travelling and exploring our lovely planet provides us with great memories and experiences that we will cherish and pass on as stories to our grandchildren. We all want to travel as much as possible and if we are smart, we can travel and save lots of money, too. Smart travelers plan their trips ahead, search for the best prices and usually plan their trip outside school holidays and the high season. Smart travelers know that the airline tickets are way cheaper on Tuesdays and Wednesday, resorts offer best deals on Sundays and hotels charge less during the mid-week. View our videos comparing Hotels Etc. rates to online public sites.

Before you travel, first decide where you want to go and research the location, the attractions and activities. Then check online to get an idea of prices. You can save money on travel by staying at cheaper hotels, joining a chain’s loyalty program, using a travel reward credit cards, being flexible with travel dates, using discounts for members of a professional association, negotiating with the hotel, taking two flights instead of a direct one or buying a package. Another perfect way to save a nice heap of banknotes is by becoming a member of the travel discount site like Hotels Etc. The membership is only $99 a year. But you can save more if you get the lifetime subscription for $995. It’s not a lot if you consider the sum the membership saves you on all vacations of your life. Hotels Etc. is committed to offer you superb discounts with a secure system to make your bookings and purchases. They are all about customer satisfaction so you won’t regret joining.

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5 Incredible luxury hotels in Bali

Bali is the ultimate tropical island, a beach paradise surrounded by jungle and overflowing with amazing accommodation, most especially luxury hotels with dramatic infinity pools and the highest standard of living.

Here are 5 of the most incredible luxury hotels in Bali:

The Hanging Gardens

Located in the heart of the rainforest in Ubud, the Hanging Gardens is a 5 star luxury hotel in Bali which has the added bonus of being close enough to Ubud town center to pay a visit, yet far enough away that you need not worry about the crowds. The resort has its very own spa, restaurant and bar and the accommodation itself is separated into a variety of different villas, each with their own view of either the rainforest, the temple or river.

Staff in the Hanging Gardens are particularly friendly and take care with the service provided, right down to the fine details of a rather simple cocktail. Boasting a stunning infinity pool and very private residence, the villas make it easy to avoid meeting other guests if you wish and naturally, you have room service to help make this possible. With excellent food and sensational interior for the rooms, The Hanging Gardens is an incredible luxury hotel in Bali.

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Matahari Beach Resort and Spa

Situated on the west coast of Bali, the Matahari Beach Resort is right on top of a beautiful sand lava beach and consists of 32 bungalows, each of which is just a stones throw from the water itself. Again, service is of the highest standard with this five star resort and it all begins at the airport, where you will either be picked up by a limo, or with all joking aside, a helicopter. Yes, if you wish to really splash out, you can easily rent a helicopter to take you in style to the hotel.

Each bungalow is beautifully decorated in stone or wooden detail, while outside you will find it also has its very own verranda. With a lavish bathroom and ultra comfortable bed, the rooms are literally fit for a king. Although the black sand can take some getting used to on the beach, it really is serenely beautiful and the swimming pool is simply divine. And then there is the food, the “Dewi Ramon” is a fantastic restaurant, while there is an extra special traditional kitchen on the beach itself.

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The Viceroy Bali

Considered one of the best small luxury hotels on the planet, the Viceroy is actually a series of large villas overlooking the spectacular Lembah valley. Owned and operated by an Australian couple, this magical place is precariously perched over the Petanu River valley and each bungalow boasts an impressive view of the other 24 villas with a backdrop of the most luscious kind.

Also located near Ubud (10 minutes drive), the Viceroy is ideally isolated and has one of the most stunning claims in that each bungalow has its very own garden and uniquely beautiful infinity swimming pool. Interior is naturally to the highest standard with all the latest technology and modern accessories provided, while CasCades Restaurant has fantastic food and there is an ultra luxurious spa where you can unwind even further. As far as private villas go, the Viceroy in Bali is one of the most impressive in the world.

Bulgari Resort

Uluwatu on the Southern Coast of Bali is best known for adventure seekers who take to the waves with their surfboards and the imposing temple which hangs precariously over a cliff, in a similar way to the Bulgari Resort.

Thought to be the most expensive hotel in Bali, the Bulgari Resort is so isolated that you need a driver to go anywhere, literally. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese are said to be the most common arrival in the hotel, although may tourists choose to visit this impressive hotel on day trips, such is the amazing standard of the premises.

Nestled in the jungle, each villa has its very own plunge pool and unobstructed ocean view, while the rooms themselves are overflowing with character, from the darkened wood wardrobes and marble top everything else. Bulgari resort also has a gym, yoga classes and spa so there really is no need to leave the resort unless you want to.

Komaneka at Bisma

Komaneka at Bisma

Through the luscious surroundings of rice fields and away from Ubud you will find the Komaneka resort at Bisma.

After arriving in a modern open air reception, the inside of Komaneka can seem very antique and old school, but this does not in any way take from the beautiful furnishings of both the restaurant and the rooms themselves. Everything in the rooms has a function of course, but it must be said that the interior is maybe not the most lavish on this list and Komaneka put most of their focus on the small details such as the branded soap, personalized make-up bags and a private balcony.

However, for a step up – one can rent the private villas where an incredible infinity pool awaits along with an outdoor kitchenette and a sublime stand alone hot tub.

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Best value resorts and spring break destinations 2016

With a record number of holidaymakers lat year, the Caribbean is still without doubt the leading tourist hotspot for North Americans. Initially Mexico was the destination of choice for most travelers but a huge increase in commercial flight itineraries in recent years has made just about anywhere down South accessible for a similar cost.

There are now close to 350 all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean but while this certainly provides more options for your upcoming vacation, it can also make it more difficult in terms of choosing between them.

To help you make this decision we have compiled a breakdown with where you should be able to find some of the best vacation deals this Spring Break and also the best value for money destinations in 2016.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has emerged as a clear favorite and leader in terms of being able to offer value for money. The introduction of so many direct flights from Europe (nevermind North America) are a sign of the tropical island’s rise in popularity and until now this airfare has continued to stay at a very reasonable cost which inevitably allows for lower priced packages.

Punta cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana has by far the largest concentration of resorts in the Caribbean and is located in the very East of the island. As a rule, the majority of resorts of 3 star or above offer a huge amount of value with high quality service, great food and very comfortable rooms.

Beach lovers will find themselves in heaven arriving to almost any beach front resort in Punta Cana and there are also a couple of nice excursions in the local area. Both the Excellence and Hard Rock resorts will feature on the higher end of the costing scale but there are still some excellent deals to be had for slightly lesser luxurious resorts the Gran Bahia Principe and the Iberostar.

Tip: Steer clear of resorts at the very low end of the price range as they tend to have a very poor reputation.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

This lesser known destination in the Dominican is so lesser known that most people have in fact, never heard of it. Unfortunately the beaches in this Northern part of the island are nothing to drool over like those in Punta Cana but for anyone in search of an all inclusive which is good value and nice surroundings to relax, Puerto Plata is a great choice.

In low season the prices for many of these resorts can hit rock bottom but great hotel discounts can still be found during Spring break and other busy periods. Clubhotel Riu Merengue and the Iberostar Costa Dorada are a very high quality all inclusive resorts while Blubay Villas and BeLive are not far behind in terms of the value for money the offer.

Tip; If you do not travel to Puerto Plata during Spring Break, check out some of the prices for the same resorts in the low season. You will not believe the hotel offers in this period.

Jamaica

Jamaica will continue to prosper over the coming years when it comes to tourism but it is still relatively new with catering to the all inclusive loving tourist. You will find just about everything you need for a relaxing vacation in Jamaica whether it be Montego Bay or the nearby beaches of Negril but do expect a primitive experience if you want to venture much further from than the local beach or the resort itself.

Negril, Jamaica

As they say, the west is the best and just a little bit further on from the popular Montego Bay you will reach the much smaller Negril which many believe to be a nicer alternative. There are less than 20 resorts along the strip but if you wish to stay on a 7 mile strip of white sandy beach, then Negril could very well be the best option for your Spring Break vacation.

There are some spectacular options here such as the Rockhouse hotel of the SPA retreat boutique hotel but if you are really looking for something low cost and don’t mind it being “low key”, you can find some real bargains along this strip. Sometimes the best option here is to avoid the high end all inclusive resorts and choose accommodation only which allows you to pay for food or drinks separately and both of these are very cheap in Negril.

Tip: Check out White Sands Negril for accommodation only or Riu Palace which often has excellent offers.

Aruba

Aruba has a dry climate for the entire year round and while it can be a windy place to spend a couple of weeks, the island offers some excellent value all inclusive resorts. That being said, these resorts are aimed at the slightly more upmarket clientele than the other destinations above

Once again, the reasonable price of airfare is a contributing factor for why Aruba offers a huge amount of value for a spring Break vacation.

If you grow tired of relaxing around the pool all day and sampling the five star food on offer in most resorts, there is always the easy option of renting a car and heading off to explore the different parts of the island. Aruba is so small in fact, you can drive from one end to the other in little more than an hour.
While the Hilton Aruba and Riu Palace may not be the lowest priced resorts in the Caribbean, they most certainly offer some great hotel discounts and fantastic value to those who prefer expense a little more luxury or extra class on their vacation.

Mexico

While usually one of the most popular choices for vacation, Mexico is obviously not an island like the other destinations on this list. This is largely down to the beautiful stretches of beaches along the Cancun and Riviera coastline but also because, Mexico will still offer some of the best vacation packages for Spring Break 2016.

Cancun, Mexico

This seemingly low cost of resorts is largely down to the large number of flights which service Cancun but then the huge number of resorts in the area has also meant for more competitive pricing than most other places. If you have visited this part of Mexico in the past then it might be worth checking out somewhere new for package offers first but for everyone else, Cancun still offers some very comfortable resorts on gorgeous stretches of beach and with many day tours to local attractions in the area, there is plenty to do.

As with anywhere, you will find accommodation at the very high and low end of the price point but a very important factor to keep in mind is that the lower end resorts will most often have a reputation for partygoers especially at this time of year. A couple of very nice resorts which offer a happy medium in this respect are Krystal Cancun and The Royal Caribbean.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The sky blue waters along the Riviera Maya may not seem as perfect as those in Cancun but the area can offer a slightly more relaxed and sometimes upscale experience. The beaches can also seem less crowded and the area less busy but it won’t be for everyone, especially those who prefer to be in the heart of all the action and/or nightlife.

As with it’s popular neighbor, the Riviera Maya can provide some great vacation deals even at Spring Break but the best offers will be found later in the year or in the shoulder months of the summer. The Iberostar and Barcelo resorts are both very reliable choices for accommodation while the Excellence and Dreams Riviera Cancun are known for their slightly more luxurious setting.

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Cheap Hotels Near Me

Having visitors come into town can be either exciting or frightening, depending on who they may be, of course. One of the top questions people ask when planning to have people in town is how do I find cheap hotels near me? When you have to consider budget and personal tastes, the last thing you want to do is struggle to even find out what your options are.

When looking for cheap hotels close to your home, it’s tempting to go straight to a major online site, type in your address, and click on the top option. But there is nothing worse than having unhappy guests in town, so to make the experience pleasurable for everyone, spend a bit of time planning your options.

The first thing you want to think about is where you and your visitors will be spending the most time. Are you having a wedding a few towns away? See if there are low-cost options surrounding that area, rather than trying to place your guests closest to you. They’ll thank you when the extra time they might have spent traveling to and from your venue is better spent enjoying what your area has to offer.

Knowing your area and what’s available will help. Do you drive by a hotel every day? That might be a great option for visitors you want close by, and they may even offer discounts for local residents of the area. You’ll also know what parts of town to avoid, so if looking at a travel site, check a map. Consider if you would feel safe in that area at all times – including at night – to avoid any possible discomfort or problems.

Of course, sometimes the unexpected happens and you need to find a cheap hotel nearby that isn’t for guests but for you. When this happens the last thing you want to do is try fumbling around for the best deal, so try searching directly from your address on travel websites to get you settled as fast as possible.

One thing to consider in this situation is how long you’ll need to stay somewhere, and who or what you’ll need to have with you. If you’re fumigating a house and need a cheap close by hotel, you might need a place that will allow you to bring a cat or dog. If you’re temporarily relocating a whole family, rather than book several rooms see if there are suites or larger rooms available. While they may cost more per night, they’ll save you in the case of a long stay.

Personal belongings may not always fit in a the cheapest rooms offered at hotels, so look into short-term storage options and compare with the nightly rate on a bigger room.

The question of where can I find cheap hotels near me is one that you’ll save time and money answering by knowing your area and anticipating the needs of yourself and/or your guests. They (and your sanity) will thank you in the long run.