The Heads of State

When It Comes to Hotels, Take Your Mom’s Advice: Don’t Settle

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Social media is rife with deals. I knew I could do better than the $200-per-night rooms I found on traditional online booking sites and apps. For my trip, I searched “Portland hotel deal” on Twitter and scored, via Travelzoo, a $119 room at Hotel Modera for a Friday night (a savings of $40). In the meantime, I dropped notes to several hotels via Facebook to see if any discounts were available for my Saturday night in the city. Hotel Lucia quickly responded with a special $161 rate (15 percent off) and an offer of free Wi-Fi (worth $10).

Cheat Sheet: Looking for a discounted room? On Twitter, try searching combinations of your destination name and the words hotel, deal, promo, promo code, discount, and sale.

Social Media Tips for Travel

When It Comes to Hotels, Take Your Mom’s Advice: Don’t Settle

Social media is rife with deals. I knew I could do better than the $200-per-night rooms I found on traditional online booking sites and apps. For my trip, I searched “Portland hotel deal” on Twitter and scored, via Travelzoo, a $119 room at Hotel Modera for a Friday night (a savings of $40). In the meantime, I dropped notes to several hotels via Facebook to see if any discounts were available for my Saturday night in the city. Hotel Lucia quickly responded with a special $161 rate (15 percent off) and an offer of free Wi-Fi (worth $10).

Cheat Sheet: Looking for a discounted room? On Twitter, try searching combinations of your destination name and the words hotel, deal, promo, promo code, discount, and sale.

The Heads of State

Social Media Tips for Travel

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