Lots of us love a bargain. In recent times it seems that just loving a good spot of penny pinching isn’t really the case any longer – the costs of living have got higher and higher. Loving a bargain isn’t being cheap anymore. It’s necessary.
Many of us resort to giving ourselves additional work in order to save money, such as examining the ins and outs of all of our choices. Shopping around is usually the best way to save some pounds, after all. That’s where comparison websites have come in.
These sites help the customer the ability to shop around without leaving the living room. Whereas in the early days of the internet it just involved going from site to site to site and just maybe a little bit of mental maths, price comparison websites even take that strain away by working everything out for you in a matter of nanoseconds and displaying the report for your convenience.
It all sounds great and good, but have you considered that comparison websites aren’t the cheapest option? In matters of tourism for instance, you’ll likely find a cheaper deal by booking directly online with the hotel in itself. This is because the comparison websites have to make money somehow. They manage to do so by squeezing the hotel owners by charging them enormous percentages based on every single guest that ends up booking a room after using their comparison site, and hotel owners and managers are starting to really feel the strain.
So much so, in fact, that in order to attempt to combat the comparison websites, they’re starting to do excellent offers in order to claw back their own money. Take the St Tudno Hotel for instance. This seafront hotel in Llandudno has a series of offers only available on their website, to try and compete with price comparison websites.
A moderately priced break in Llandudno can be found at a rate which is far less than what you’d get on a price comparison website, along with extra bells and whistles thrown in as a gift from the management to you.
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