#31: Hotel Monopoly
If you’re trying to be a conscious shopper while booking a hotel room, that might be an impossible goal. Most third-party hotel booking websites are owned by the same companies. If you don’t like a particular website for whatever reason and choose to use another one, chances are your money is going to the same place.
This isn’t a big deal for most people, but if it matters to you, be sure to dig a little deeper and do some research. This is a good thing to know because then you can recognize when you’re being over-charged for a room. Some websites can look “fancier” than others, but they’re basically the same thing.