Travel Tips & Tricks: Hotels

So your flight is booked and your gadgets are purchased. Last step? Book the hotel!

Booking hotels is like a science. How can you get the best hotel room for the lowest price? We asked around the office for a couple tricks that X’ers use when traveling. Here’s what they had to say:

 

Upgrading Rooms

Most hotels are never fully booked. In a lot of cases, they have better rooms available. Of course, when booking your room, the King Size Corner Suite would cost a fortune over the basic 1-Double Bed Suite. When you arrive to your hotel, TargetX VP of Product, Colby Lavin, suggests to always ask for an upgraded room. If they have availability, they’ll almost always honor it — at no additional cost!

 

Bad Hotel WiFi

Have a terrible wifi connection at your hotel? TargetX Project Manager, Drew Hart, always finds the local Starbucks for a great wifi connection. Premium hotel wifi isn’t necessarily welcomed on expense reports, so this a great tip when you need to get work done!

 

Eating Bed vs. Sleeping Bed

We’ve all been there — you’re in your hotel room and order room service or have takeout and you’re tired from the long day. The tables and sofas are usually never comfortable, and all you want to do is eat in a comfy spot. TargetX Director of Training Services, Christine Kensey, has found the solution! She recommends always going for the room with two beds — this way you have an “eating bed” and a “sleeping bed”. Spill your takeout pad thai? No worries! You’ve got another clean bed to sleep in! BEST. IDEA. EVER.

 

Forgotten Items

Packing for travel can be stressful — you want to make sure you don’t forget anything! But of course, that never happens. Forgot your toothbrush? Razor? Even, slippers? Most hotels have these on hand for their guests! Don’t be afraid to call the front desk and ask for whatever you may need.

 

Concierge

You may be traveling for work, but you’ll have some free time to explore at night, right? Take advantage of the hotel’s concierge! Spend your time wisely and discuss attractions to see with your hotel’s concierge.

 

Looking for other ways to make recruitment travel easier?
Check out our new Travel Planner. This new tool allows recruiters to build trip itineraries to include school visits, student appointments and other events, and records notes from the trip while on the road.

See a quick demo of the new TargetX Travel Planner on our product release page.

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