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Old 05-29-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I was watching the news tonight when a story about Tingo, a Tripadvisor company, came up. Tingo is a hotel booking site that apparently promises to refund any price drops from the day you book the hotel until the day you check in. So, if you book your hotel for two nights a month out for $100 a night and the price drops to $80 per night the day before check in, you'll receive a refund of $40. That sounds like a pretty darn good deal.

Has anyone heard of this site?
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Update: while my research is showing that many people really love Tingo, a common complaint has to deal with hotels failing to properly rebook once Tingo has canceled your old reservation and rebooked in light of a price drop, which can happen multiple times before you check in. Apparently, and this seems to be a problem especially for those hotels unfamiliar with Tingo, hotels sometimes look at the initial cancellation as a permanent cancellation and never consider that the person/Tingo is booking again for the same person. Still, I think a great way to get around this problem is to call the property directly upon being rebooked to ensure that they've accounted for your change.

Still interested in reading the opinions of CD members of this or similar services!
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