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Bob I'm trying I'm trying to I I wasn't fun I was in Seoul and Bob.
Tell us what's gone on in a hotel world.
Well -- actually great news for travelers.
Because the economy's -- it looks like it's getting a little weaker of the market's down etc.
so not as many people are.
Our our traveling especially for business now leisure traveler is strong.
I stronger than this -- trial business travels cutback that means bargains are out there so there's.
Good news for travelers also because the dollar is so strong right now.
That means Europe hotels cost a lot less.
So you can stay right now first class.
In cities like London and Paris -- good selection of hotels.
Very close to run a hundred dollars a night for example there's a bunch of hotels in -- like the chaps very very close that Hyde Park.
If you can find right now right around a hundred to 125 dollars a -- lot of hotels in Paris.
In an in an essential areas close to the opera was the Eiffel Tower that you can find first class run a hundred dollars a night that we're telling people.
Book if you're booking overseas because this is peak travel time especially for Europe.
Book your hotels in dollars.
And -- it and because we don't know what's gonna happen to the dollar right now what happens to be strong so you -- a lot -- -- you know one of -- euros or pounds.
That's when you get there they rate -- be a lot different people can dollars you come -- in a really good.
Rate right now.
We just spoke with Jeff Flock down on the Gulf Coast.
What how is this spill affecting traveled down there -- particularly New Orleans.
And really the the -- Panama City for Walton beach area as far as vacation destination Estonia.
-- with a big impact is in the Florida Panhandle on this of course is peak season for the panhandle.
They are really getting her -- we've seen occupancy is down and a lot of hotels and vacation rental properties and then.
It's 6070 some -- 85%.
From where they weren't -- camera not everyone is going to -- lot of people just go to golf they're gonna do other things there so if you're headed there.
I you can really get a bargain rates are way way down actually the entire state of Florida.
Is a great bargain right now and that the impact is in the panhandle is no impact at all.
On on the pretty much the rest of far down the south side southeast Florida Miami Fort Lauderdale great beaches great bargains right now you can stay.
First class on the -- we've got a bunch and -- cipher and a hundred dollars a night right on the beach South Beach.
As low as about 151999.
Dollars a night.
A lot of first class hotels the West Coast of Florida is a great bargain Tampa saint Pete Fort Myers the Florida Keys are not impacted.
And great bargains alternate keys Key West it's a great time to go to Q last rates are about half what they are in the -- time.
So really all Florida's a great bargain Orlando.
Were showing -- one of the best bargains in that country right now a lot of people like to stay of course at -- -- the hotels are using very expensive then but our real bargain that people don't think it is downtown this.
It's part of the Disney in a grouping of hotel to get free transportation.
Throughout the theme park now you can book.
Hotels like the regal sun recently renovated with about a twenty million dollar renovation for those 85 dollars a night.
Kids stay for free.
Characters come in to have breakfast with him Mickey Mouse himself comes into the hotel.
So lot of bargains throughout the state of Florida.
That's really cool thing so what's the what's the best place this summer like if I had to -- one destination where's my best bargain.
-- the -- blockbuster right now is Las Vegas because that's happening Las Vegas so many large groups and conventions canceled.
And this is going to take a lot of time for.
For the re bookings for comment and really for occupancy rates to pick up in Vegas so many new hotels have been built that you can -- good deal of a lifetime.
In Las Vegas right now for example we've got hotels like the Tropicana on the strip.
Under thirty dollars -- night we've got five star hotels now for is nice but there's nothing like a five star -- So you can -- a -- and bases go mid week which means staying Sunday through Thursday night.
Because the rates are laughs it's Boozer on the weekends rates tend to go up on the weekends if you can stay in mid week.
You'll get an amazing bargain I was just talking about this here in the studio here to.
Someone thinking about Vegas the luxury suites at MGM grand top floors one bedroom suites.
We've got them right now you cannot see him link on our site for his lowest among the two.
Dollars and 95 star hit it it if this doesn't last fight it and you'll get much better than five -- -- 92 dollars to five stars not that.
You know you airfare -- they'll I think Brussels -- so cheap airfare is not bill unless you do it right because I tried to book a flight less than a week.
Advanced notice and is really sure there -- it was over a thousand dollars.
Still you still have to do it in the right way on -- don't you.
Well there are a lot of tricks on airfare and what -- what's happens a lot of capacity has been taken out.
So there's less you know when this -- supply and demand stays about the same the rates affairs tend to go out.
The airlines have been doing all kinds of things.
To raise fares for example charge you to -- and actually reservists see charging for luggage -- for food.
-- -- charged with three dollars from bottle -- water he's really getting crazy.
But if you're savvy.
If you do little extra homework for example.
Think about -- a lot of people don't think about Southwest Airlines because you don't find it on the major online travel agencies you've got to go to southwest.com.
We'll call them -- can often be a lot less specially if you -- -- wanna be fair to people -- in advance.
You get a much better rate on southwest also.
Yeah a lot of other smaller airlines around the country that you can book one way fares sometimes in one way fare.
Can be allowed -- 21 weighs in May be two different airlines can be a lot lower than poking around -- people won't think about this that they can often be laughs.
Also think about alternate airports.
If you're going for example to New York City think about -- most people think about LaGuardia or Kennedy.
But sometimes -- into Newark -- a lot less if -- going into South Florida.
You've been going to Miami think it out for a lot of no airport it's not that far away fares can often be -- it's -- -- -- West Coast cities.
I'm you're -- on and I've done that go to -- special with my kids Fort Lauderdale in particular is a much less crowded airport.
Easier cheaper and handle and it's only twenty minutes away Bob thanks so much for all the great tips check out the sites at hotels dot com and get a room dot com.
Bob Diener co-founder of both with us at a Portland Oregon.
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