Asia is a wonderful place to be, with each country offering its own distinct sights, sounds and flavours. Many first-time travellers to Asian countries find themselves wanting to come back again and again, knowing they’ll never get enough of the place once they’ve fallen in love with it.
Whether you’re a returning traveller or visiting for the first time, you can make sure you can stay just a bit longer and experience more of a place by cutting hotel costs. You don’t really need to go for the cheapest hotel available, either. What you simply need to do is to book a hotel at lower rates than published, and you can do so through discount codes. Here’s everything you need to know about using online discount codes to get cheaper hotel rooms around Asia.
Discount Codes 101
As the name suggests, discount codes allow you to pay for products and services for less than their regular price. There are discount codes for everything, from food and clothing to plane tickets and package delivery services. When used for booking hotels, discount codes give you access to cheaper room rates and even package tours.
Where to find discount codes
Discount codes for hotels can be found online at voucher websites. These are listed according to product or service category, so simply click on the one labelled Hotels so you can see the list of hotels offering promos. If there’s a specific hotel you want to book, simply enter the hotel’s name in the search box on the voucher site and you’ll be presented with the active codes for that hotel. You can also find discount codes for third-party booking sites such as Hotels.com. Make sure you use your Hotels.com voucher code when making purchases at Hotels.com. You will really notice the difference on the price being quoted and the one you can actually pay by being a bit more savvy.
How to choose a discount code
With the number of discount codes available for hotels around Asia, if can be hard to pick which one to use. Of course, the first thing to consider is where you’re going, followed by when. The discount code to select should be the one that’s applicable to hotels in the country or city you’re going to as well as your travel dates.
Make sure to check a discount code’s validity dates and its terms and conditions. Some discount codes may only apply to a particular hotel chain in a specific city, or during weekday stays. Once you’ve found a discount code that aligns perfectly with your travel plans, click “Reveal code” or “Show code” and copy it to your clipboard. Some codes will lead you directly to the hotel reservation page upon clicking for faster booking.
How to apply the code
Once you’ve copied the code and depending on the kind of voucher that you have, you can now book a hotel room through a third-party site or the hotel’s official reservation page. Check the room type, travel dates and number of persons to see if everything’s in order.
At the secure checkout page, you will find a small box indicating where you can paste the discount code. Click on “Use voucher” or “Apply voucher” to get the discount on your room rate. The booking page will then show the new amount, and all you’ll need to do next is make your payment. And there you go–you’ve just got yourself a cheaper room for your next Asian trip.