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29 secrets travel agents know that you don't

Love Exploring Logo By Georgia Marsh of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 30: Initially, always book the best room you can afford, but it's always worth asking your agent for an upgrade nearer to your departure time, or schmooze the front desk when you arrive at the hotel. Flag any special occasions such as honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays and there may be a bottle of fizz eagerly awaiting your arrival. See our full guide to bagging a hotel room upgrade here.

You don’t always have to book the top grade room to get it

Initially, always book the best room you can afford, but it's always worth asking your agent for an upgrade nearer to your departure time, or schmooze the front desk when you arrive at the hotel. Flag any special occasions such as honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays and there may be a bottle of fizz eagerly awaiting your arrival. See our full guide to bagging a hotel room upgrade here.

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