Challenge of the Lowest Rates

Challenge of the Lowest Rates

TFG Vacations India Pvt. Ltd.


Travel sites like Make My Trip, Yatra, GoIbibo, Booking.com,Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, and others charge between 22 and 25%. Margin from the hotels and service providers to promote them on their online portals.

The straight consumer or traveller doesn't get that much of a deal. Rate parity is part of a contract between a hotel and an online travel agency. Each travel portal wants a guarantee from the hotel or resort that the rate or package it gives them is the lowest publicly available rate. The contract between the portals and the hotels has a clause that says the hotel will face harsh penalties if a lower rate is found somewhere else.

The online travel sites give some version of a "Best Internet Rate Guarantee" and hold their hotels to it. Since the "lowest publicly available rate" or "best internet rate" can only be one number, and that number can't be any lower and still be the "lowest publicly available rate" or "best internet rate," what the traveller pays on any of these websites will be very close to the hotel's "best available rate" or "rack rate."

Moving on, there are more aggressive travel websites. These are the deep discount, "opaque" sites like Hotwire.com and Priceline that use tricks like "name your own price" to get people to book with them. You "name your price" on Priceline or choose one of several low-ball prices offered on Hotwire, and they choose the hotel for you. They make a reservation at the hotel whose rooms they are selling at that price. Before your reservation is approved, you don't know which hotel you'll be staying at. This is not a good situation for any traveller.

We at TFG Vacations India Pvt.Ltd. think that because we've been working with hotels for 8 years, we have the best deals and can offer our guests the following extra services at the same price:

  • Most of the time, all it takes to book a trip is a 10-minute phone call. We do all the study, give advice based on our experience, and give our clients simple options.

  • Before, during, and after a trip, one expert travel counsellor is the person to talk to.

  • If there are problems, people are held responsible, and problems are fixed right away.

Taking all of this into account, we are happy to say that TFG Vacations India Pvt.Ltd. provides services of the highest quality at the lowest prices.