by Jonathan Vatner | March 07, 2011
When hotels offer "hot dates" -- bargain rates during low-demand periods -- make a note of it, even if you can't book that deal. In the future, when booking a meeting at the same time of year, bring up the old "hot dates" and ask for that price, as it's probably still a slow period for the hotel. If you start with the offer, the hotel might "negotiate up" from that low point, with results that still work in your favor. Thanks to Michael Hudson, president of Site Search & Select, based in New York City, for the tip. (917) 675-6661;