Why are some hotel rates so cheap?

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by mitraveler, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    As I've mentioned a few times around here, I booked a great trip to Panama City for January. I know it's an off-season, but I found a rate that is crazy good. The website for the hotel said that rates start at $219 per night. I am paying about $65. It's a legit site (booking.com), not some weird place.

    So why do you think hotels are willing to sell rooms at less than half of full price?
  2. RinaC

    RinaC New Member

    The most obvious reason is that it's not the high season, as you said.

    Hotels/hostels on booking.com provide discounts if, on the other hand, the place is in high demand.
  3. Anto544

    Anto544 New Member

    It's because the travel agencies have a tie up with these hotels and they give an offer price. Apart from that these agents books the rooms during the offseason which help them get the rooms at lower rate for the customers.

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