Budget Travel: save on hotels, condo and house reservations

Learn how you to use online tools to get the best deals and save on hotel reservations and still get luxury stay
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Instructed by Vadim Mikhailenko Lifestyle / Travel
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  • Lectures 18
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Gain instant access to professionally made videos that will impact your life and your budget. Have you every felt that you are paying too much for staying. Learn how you can save real money on hotel reservation with simple techniques. These techniques are universal and they are working: you would be able to apply them universal over and over again to enjoy regular savings.

- Instructor share what he learned over the last 15 years of travel and shares with you money saving tips and techniques

- You learn about how to plan your trips to maximize travel

- You learn about online tools that help you to make reservations and save money

What are the requirements?

  • Access to the internet
  • Adobe Reader installed ( to read some of the supplemental documents)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Pick the best tools for specific hotel reservation scenario
  • Negotiate a discount almost for any reservation
  • Plan their trip to get the best discounts
  • Use online tools to maximize savings on hotels, condo and house reservations
  • Make hotels compete for your business
  • Negotiate with the property owners to get the best discounts
  • Find the closest hotel and make reservations with the discount price
  • Find closest hotels to your current location and make discount reservations (useful when you are driving and looking for a place to stay)
  • How to rent properties directly from the owners

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in travelling and making reservations with discounts should take this course
  • Parents looking to travel as a family and save money on hotel reservations
  • Individual travelers interested in maximizing their dicounts

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Overview of Online Reservation Tools
Your instructor - Vadim Mikhailenko : family traveler, enterprenuer and educator
Preview
01:59
02:48

What will you learn as part of this class:

-Learn how you can make reservations and save 50% or more on staying

-Hidden issues and pitfalls of bidding for reservations and how to avoid them

-How to rent directly from the property owners

-How to avoid scam when working through intermediary

-Real world examples on how to start saving immediately

-How to make hotel reservations using mobile devices

-There are different scenarios of how reservations is done and how you can always save

-Scenario based learning

-Look at the different scenarios and how to save the most in each of them

Have fun learning and start saving right after you complete the class

06:29

    Variety of tools available to make reservations

    • Bid without knowing the details of what you will get
    • Large database of guest ratings and reviews
    • How to use priceline.com and travelzoo.com
    • Work directly with property owners

    Bid without knowing the details of what you will get:

    • -HotWire.com

    Large database of guest ratings and reviews:

    • -Travelocity.com
    • -TripAdvisor.com

    Priceline.com

    • -Regilar reservations
    • -Name your own price® for travel
    • -Priceline ExpressDeals ™

    TravelZoo:

    • -Take advantage of last minute deals

    Work directly with property owners:

    • vrbo.com
    • Homeaway.com
05:54

What are the fundamentals of getting the best possible deals on hotels and renting properties:

- Be flexible on the time when you travel

- Be flexible on location

- Be open to negotiate with provider

- Use available discounts

- Consider the season: low season vs. high season for the particular location

05:02

Leary why you pay for convinience and flexibility

Learn which savings options give you the best deals

And learn which options are in the middle

Section 2: Online tools for discounted hotel, condo and house reservation
08:10

Different options to make save on hotel reservations

  • Make regular reservations
  • Name your own price ® on reservations
  • ExpressDeals ™
How to use 3 different reservation methods to save the most money
08:10
08:02

How to save more than 50% on 4 star California DisneyLand / OrangeCounty Resort?

How to incrementally bid on Priceline reservations to find the lowerst price point?

How to get the best priceline discounts using the data from the travel forums

09:49

•Narrow down the bidding to get your targeted hotels

12:12

Learn how you can save the most on regular hotels reservations

- How you can benefit from doing extra research

- Which research tools can you use to maximize your savings

- Which online tools can you use to compare the prices on different web sites

- How can you shop hotels based on the price and reviews

- How to use all discounts available to you

- How packaged deals can help you get the most from the reservations

- How to make hotels compete for your business

07:57

Learn about hidden pitfalls of Priceline.com and Hotwire.com reservations:

- •No Cancellations on regular reservations

- Rooms are advertised for 2 people but almost always travelers get a room with a single bed

- You can't extend your reservation at the same rate

- And more

Making hotel reservations using iPhone or other mobile device
05:43
Section 3: Renting directly from the property owners
Rent directly from the owners
06:31
10:58

•Travel off peak season

•Check reviews on the property

•Call and talk to the owners, before making reservations

•Contact a lot of different owners in the same area

•Try to avoid brokers

•Why I prefer reserving a condo

•Consider all costs when making calculations

•Be cautions of scams

•Travel with the large group of people to share the costs

•Calculate the cost per person and compare price per person at similar places

•Negotiate everything

–If owner is not negotiating, consider working with somebody else

08:21

How to avoid scams when renting directly from the owners

Do not rush. Take your time with decision making

–Ask for referrals from previous renters

–Read the reviews

–Rent from the same owner in the future

–Verify ownership through independent third party.

•Contact homeowners association

•Maintenance company

- Protect yourself with Rental guarantee from vrbo.com or homeaway.com

- Ask for a contract

•If dealing with owner first time ask to sign with notary public

–Pay with the credit card

–Use common sense. Trust your instincts

Section 4: Different scenarios on how to save on travel reservations
I would like to reserve specific hotel. How do I get the lowest price
09:57
I am driving from Minneapolis to Florida and need a place to stay on the way
05:35
Section 5: Conclusion
Thank you for your time and surprise gift for you
01:09

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Instructor Biography

Vadim Mikhailenko, Enterpreneur, Consultant, Public Speaker, Educator

Hi, I am Vadim, and I am here to help you solve your problems. I am enterprenuer, family man and experienced educator. I have been and experienced consultant, for more than 20 years and I am also a professional educator and share my knowledge with college students. I hold MBA and Master in Computer Science degrees and excel in using technology to solve business problems

I have created this site to share with you how to reach your family goals by saving money and making make smart decisions to take you life to the next level. I’m always trying different things in my life and capture what works (and what doesn’t). I am excited to teach you my thought process, how I analyzed the data and tried different things to find the most effective approach. This site is organized as a set of training courses, which will teach you different tool, tricks and techniques of smart family decision making.

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