What are 3 different online intermediaries that could be used for this incentive trip?
You are employed by a large company in its event management offices. The company is planning an incentive trip to Mexico for its 25 top salespeople. You are in charge of choosing the best online intermediary based on price to use for the company’s trip. The requirements that were given to you from the company's event planner was to make sure you booked the rooms at an all-inclusive resort for the nights of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Cancun, Mexico. The only requirement about the rooms is that they all should be single rooms with king-size beds.
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There are several popular (and free) online intermediary interactive websites which you could use to accomplish this project. Most people are aware of Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, and Bing. Each of these companies searches for the best online deals. I have personally had the best experience with all-inclusive trips (as far as price goes) using Orbitz, but on any given day, the prices will vary with any one of these companies.
As far as accomplishing your task goes, let me give you a few tips. I usually start with one website and type in everything I want (flight, hotel, location, dates, etc.) I get a price range by narrowing my selection to my top 2 or 3 resort choices. Then, instead of doing a wide "search" on the other websites, you can type in your exact resort name and dates. This is the easiest way to compare prices.
Also, once you've found the very lowest possible price, you can go to the website of the resort itself and see if there are any "special offers" that beat what you found. From experience I know that if you choose to go with Orbitz, and you later find a lower price or an online deal that Orbitz did not find, they will match it for you and refund the money even after you've booked. Perhaps some of the other companies above offer similar customer service.
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