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Vacation Tip For Today

Vacation Tip For Today

There is no easier way to get something for nothing on your next trip then to ask the front desk clerk at check-in about a possible upgrade. They usually have the discretion to do it, and the worst that can happen is they say no and you are exactly where you were before.

Some people play an anniversary or birthday card hoping for special treatment, but a simple “Do you have anything better available,” or “is there any chance to get something nicer?” with a smile and some polite courtesy can be all it takes.

Arrogance or anger will rarely get you anywhere. Even just asking about what type of room or accommodations you are booked in, such as “what’s the view like,” or “do you have anything on a higher (lower) floor” can start an upgrade dialog. Remember that hotel rooms are commodities that expire every single day and if a better room is going to be vacant, it doesn’t cost the hotel any more to give it to you, and they might build loyalty.

It is especially easy to wrangle an upgrade when your room isn’t ready on time, or any kind of mistake has been made (you requested a king and got two queens). Likewise, if you check in and there is something wrong with your room, like loud plumbing noise or a view of an alley, don’t be afraid to complain, but do it nicely and right away.

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Country life was always a factor when we looked for a place to live, so back in 2002 Heather and I quit our city jobs and purchased a small Country Resort on Halls Lake in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario Canada. We live on the resort grounds and enjoying helping people with their all season vacation and Family Reunion planning. Our Blog supports resort guests and visitors to the area by letting them know all the things happening in the Haliburton Highlands in order to get the most out of their vacation or weekend getaway. We'll be happy to help you find what your looking for in the Haliburton Highlands. May it be things to do, places to eat, family activities, sites to see, cottages for rent or sale, almost anything to do with the Haliburton Highlands.

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