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Here are some quick tips that you might find useful while searching for a right resort for your next trip, writes Ashish Vohra
Last Updated 22 March 2019, 19:30 IST

No matter what you are travelling for — business or pleasure — finding the right kind of resort for your trip is always a task that you like to execute with ease. It is not only about getting a good deal but also finding a resort that matches your needs and travel goals.

Here are some quick tips that you might find useful while searching for a right resort for your next trip:

Identify your travel goal

Match your travel goal with the resort’s offering. Check with the property if they have airport transfers. If you’re travelling with kids, check on what they have in offer for the little ones. For a business traveller, proximity to the business district as well as the availability of a state-of-the-art technology equipped meeting room is essential. While for a family, activities available at the resort and all-inclusive offers are preferred more.

Stay loyal, get rewarded

Every property loves their loyal customers and pampers them with exciting rewards. Most of the programmes are free to join, but the perks you get such as complimentary breakfast, early check-in, late check-out and room upgrades can add up very quickly, especially if you stay loyal.

Look for reviews, but categorically

An online search for resorts and hotels is the most popular decision-making tool among visitors. But, instead of going only by the gross score or rank, look categorically — for services, for food, room amenities — to get a clear picture about the property. It is always better to opt for the finest of services than judging by the price alone.

Check with travel agencies

Most of the big travel agencies have special rates available with them. It is always wise to check with a travel agent/agency while planning your next trip.

Stay connected

Sign up for alerts and e-mails through your preferred resorts and travel aggregator websites. Resorts regularly offer special rates, flash sales and offers throughout the year. It is always good to receive them in your inbox in advance for planning a trip.

Inform if it’s your special day

While finding a resort for a celebration of any of your special occasions like anniversary, birthday, corporate achievements, informing the resort well in advance can lead to an upgrade or they might provide offers that help make your stay more special.

(Published 22 March 2019, 19:30 IST)

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