Do your own Research
It can be tempting to opt for ease when booking a trip. But airfare, hotel rooms, and car rentals, while not cheap in their own right, can be even more expensive when you use a travel agent or certain websites. It may be worth it to you to pay a bit more to save time and effort, but if you’re not scared of a little Googling, going DIY can make a difference to your wallet.
Many hotels are happy to price match deals you can find online. Without having to pay a commission to certain websites, they may honor the low price without giving you the extra costs. Just make sure nothing gets lost in translation if you’re booking out of the country.