Travel Is it true that some hotel and airline sites track your browsing habits, then raise their prices?

21:11  11 august  2017
21:11  11 august  2017 Source:   Men's Fitness

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Is it true that some hotel and airline sites track your browsing habits , then raise their prices ? It ’s called “dynamic pricing ”—firms track your online browsing , and adjust prices according to factors like your eagerness to buy, your online purchases, even where you live.

The deregulation means it will be easier for huge telecom companies to track and sell their customers’ browsing history. More realistically, they could sell the data about your daily habits to a marketing firm so that they could serve you more relevant ads.

Waiting at the Airport © AMI Waiting at the Airport It’s true, says Johnny Jet, of the travel site johnnyjet.com.

It’s called “dynamic pricing”—firms track your online browsing, and adjust prices according to factors like your eagerness to buy, your online purchases, even where you live.

Be wary, he says, of aggregator booking sites like Priceline, Kayak, and Orbitz, the last of which was found in 2012 to raise prices for Mac users, believing they were more affluent.

And the practice still goes on: Recently, one Men's Fitness editor visited a booking site a few times in one morning, changing dates to check fares on flights to Ohio; but when she returned to her first search dates, the trip had gone up $60, from $250 to $310.

There’s an easy fix, Jet says: Delete your cookies and search history, switch to an incognito window, change browsers, or search from different IP addresses—say, on a work and a home computer—then buy.

When our editor cleared her history and cookies and searched again, the fare was back down to $250. She bought it, and saved a bundle.

These Are the Travel Websites You Should Never Book From Under Any Circumstances .
They look like authentic hotel booking sites—but they're not.According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), there are several fraudulent websites, including reservationcounter.com and reservationdesk.com, that are swindling travelers by overcharging them or stealing their money and personal information. The sites often appear at the top of the Google results page, and look like authentic hotel or travel websites. Every year, 15 million hotel reservations are affected by this evolving and widespread scam.

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