Where would you go if you want to book hotels? When I said where, what I mean is what website? Well, people has it’s own favorites website, you also have your own favorites website. The reason is mostly cheap price, easy of use, friendly user interface, and several other reason.
Here in Bali people rarely go online to book hotels or accommodation. There are many travel services in Bali. So people just go to travel agency office, and ask them to book for their hotels and accommodation. Maybe it’s sounds too much effort. But people in here is preferred that way, the old school way. They use the way that works for them. Or if they already know the travel agency, they usually just call the travel agency to make hotels booking or some accommodation.
For common destination, it’s usually wasn’t hard enough to make booking. Well, for some destination that is very far far away or maybe unusual destination, it’s maybe a little bit difficult for travel agency. For example, say you want to go to Barcelona, and you need to find cheap and good Barcelona hotels. It’s not very common in Bali people go to Barcelona. So, the price might be a little bit expensive than the others. Also because it is far from here.
The solution is online bookings. There are a lot of online bookings available. Google it and several online travel agency is available. With online booking, you possibly can get cheaper place than other places.
For you who are very often to use online bookings, it’s might be not a problem. But the old school people might be a little bit in doubt to use this kind of technology. I encouraged people and people next to you right now (who are on used to use online booking) to book online.