How do I get a discount when booking a hotel?  Queenie Tan shares a simple tip

How do I get a discount when booking a hotel? Queenie Tan shares a simple tip

How to save 30% on your hotel bills when traveling with this ONE sentence in an email: “It always works”

  • Money expert Queenie Tan has shared how she saves up to 30 percent on hotels
  • The 26-year-old revealed the exact email template she sends to managers
  • She gives the place and dates and just asks for a discount
  • On TikTok, other travelers said the simple tip works “every time.”

A finance expert traveling through Europe has shared the email template she sends hotels to get between 15 and 30 percent off bookings.

Queenie Tan, 26, from Sydney, has posted a video describing the script she uses when planning trips and said she is simply asking the hotel manager for a discount in return for booking through the venue rather than the Third Party Website.

The TikTok clip has since been viewed more than 21,000 times and garnered a slew of positive comments from travelers, confirming the hack works for them too.

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Sydney-based finance guru Queenie Tan (pictured) has revealed how to get a discount when booking a hotel

Queenie Tan, 26, has posted a now-viral video on social media detailing the exact email template she sends to hotel managers when planning trips In the clip, she details where she is traveling to, the dates she wants to stay and asks if the hotel would give her a discount

Queenie Tan, 26, has posted a now-viral video on social media detailing the exact email template she sends to hotel managers when planning trips. In the clip, she details where she is traveling to, the dates she wants to stay and asks if the hotel would give her a discount

Because some third-party sites charge a commission that can vary from 15 percent to 30 percent, Queenie says many hotels will be happy to pass this discount on to their customers.

She begins by writing: “Dear Manager, I am planning to go to Santorini between X and Y and your hotel came and looks amazing!

“I was wondering if you would be willing to offer me a discount so I can book directly through your website instead of going through a third party?”

She concludes the email by thanking management for their attention, then adding, “I’d love to hear from you either way.”

“And don’t forget to check back with them a week later so they know you’re really interested,” she said.

Queenie’s email template she sends to hotels:

Dear Manager, I am planning to leave [insert location] between X and Y, and your hotel came out looking amazing!

I was wondering if you would be willing to offer me a discount so I can book directly through your website instead of going through a third party?

Thank you for your attention. I definitely look forward to hearing from you.

“Thanks for actually showing us what to say!” one person commented.

“When I did that in Santorini a few months ago, I actually got almost a 50 percent discount plus an upgrade. Really works when the place is touristy!’ added another person.

A third wrote: “Mostly I just went to the hotel. Or called them and really politely asked if their price matched the third-party discounts 100 percent of the time they do.’

The couple stayed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore and saved $158.55 simply by booking through the ShopBac website

Queenie and fiancé Pablo, 30, (right) began their world tour in Singapore and will travel to London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas before returning to Sydney

Earlier this year, Queenie shared another video showing how she saved another 20 percent on her travels (pictured at a festival in Ibiza with friends).

Earlier this year, Queenie shared another video showing how she saved another 20 percent on her travels (pictured at a festival in Ibiza with friends).

Earlier this year, Queenie shared another video showing how she saved another 20 percent on travel.

Queenie and her fiancé Pablo, 30, began their world tour in Singapore and will travel to London, Paris, New York, Vancouver and Las Vegas before returning to Sydney.

The couple stayed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore and saved $158.55 simply by booking through the ShopBack website.

How to save when you travel:

  • Bring food to the airport
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks
  • Pack light so you don’t have to pay for checked bags
  • Use a card with no foreign transaction fees
  • Book at least six weeks in advance
  • Sign up for travel newsletters and sales alerts
  • Be flexible with your travel dates
  • Check hotel prices on several websites
  • Use cashback services for flights and accommodation

Source: Smart Women Society

Queenie shared the simple hack in an Instagram video, saying there’s no harm in letting the hotel staff know if you’re also celebrating a special occasion, as they’ve received a complimentary room upgrade with chocolates since their recent engagement.

“This is how I saved 20 percent on my hotel! Activate ShopBack to get extra cashback for your booking,” Queenie said in the video.

“And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, be sure to tell them! We got a free room upgrade and chocolates because we just got engaged.”

ShopBack is a rewards program that allows users to receive a small percentage of cashback from their online purchases.