U.S. Congressman Tip O’Neill once said that “all politics are local.” The idea being that no matter how much a politician, even a national level politician like O’Neill himself, debated the big issues, voters voted on how national policies effected their local areas. I think, in a way, this applies to traveling as well. As much information as monstrous search engines might give you about travel, you really have to look at local sources to find the accommodations and prices you want. Local is always better, and local searches, like local politics, gets results.
When looking for hotels in London
, for example, stick to websites that are specifically for searching London hotels. The administrators of the website are more likely to have direct contact with management, and also will know whats going on in London as far as special events or conferences go, that are going to change prices and availability. They are also more likely to get London Hotels special offers
then a big worldwide search engine would.