One of the most challenging things for tourists, especially for the ones who love to travel overseas is to find the right budget service apartment and to find a dependable travel agent or accommodation booking website. It may be difficult for you if you want to go to some of the major cities in the world such as Mumbai because you will find that there are plenty of websites that provide hotel booking services to these cities but not for Budget Service Apartments.
Even though there are many of hotel accommodation available in Mumbai, ranges from the ordinary cheap guesthouse to very expensive five stars hotel. But all of us still would love to find the best budget service apartment in order to save money and feel at home.
For a city like Mumbai, the average hotel price for good accommodation is about 3000 Rs -5000 Rs per night. Within this price, you can book a budget service apartment for 2 nights which has a full facility in the apartment such as an air conditioner, fridge, fully equipped kitchen which is ready to start cooking your favorite dish.
Unfortunately, many major hotel booking websites only provide reservations for big hotels. This is because as the business essential that the website owners have to make profits from the bookings. Therefore, selling budget service apartments may not give them attractive revenue or it may not worth the cost of running the website.
Usually, this hotel booking website could get about a 10% discount from the hotel tariff in order to make a profit. For example, if the hotel full rate is 5500 Rs, the hotel will give retail price to the booking websites around 5000 Rs so the website can sell to the user for about 5200 Rs which is 300 Rs cheaper from the hotel full rates.
However, the discount amount does not have to be fixed as 10%. The discount also depends on the negotiation between the hotel and the website owner, the more sale volume the website can make, the greater discount they will get.
According to this reason, the website owner may not interested in contacting budget service apartments and include them in the reservation system because the website owner cannot make a significant profit from them. As a result, this is really difficult for travelers to find budget service apartment from the internet and they have to contact local travel agent instead, which offer higher price of hotel accommodation and they can earn quite a large amount of money. Book the service apartment according to your budget and try to get the best accommodation in Mumbai within your budget.