All other booking platform sites must adhere to strict rate parity rules — meaning they can't sell hotels below a previously agreed rate. That's why you see sites like Google Hotels, Booking.com, and Hotels.com all selling at relatively the same price.
Freedom Travel is a members-only site, allowing us to share unpublished wholesale prices with our members.
We take zero commissions and fees on the hotel bookings themselves, (something that is unheard of in the hotel booking space), passing along the lowest rate possible.
We connect directly with hotels and accommodations, cutting out extra fees, so you get the best deals and the freedom to travel affordably.
Those are retail booking sites. They have an agreement with hotel companies that enables them to market hotel stays at retail rates, and in return, they receive a commission. This is not beneficial for the end consumer as they are incentivized to sell travel at higher rates that in turn lead to more income/commissions. We offer access to the same travel options, but with one big difference, our rates have no markup!
There is a law referred to as "rate parity" which states hotels and OTAs will sell hotels at the same price. This is why you often see the same/similar prices on all websites. Private websites are exempt from rate parity rules, and Freedom is one of them. Because we are a members-only website, we do not have to abide by rate parity, which means we can pass on the OTA rates (i.e. wholesale prices) to the end customer.
In general, hotels have the highest markup (compared to airfare and cars), so the savings you will find are far greater on hotels than on cars and airfare. That said, we do offer flights and cars, and soon activities. Our goal is to offer a site where users can book any of their travel needs and know that they are saving money.
While the majority of the time, we will have the best price, there may be rare instances where another site has a lower price. While we cant guarantee that we'll always have the lowest price, we can guarantee that you will save more with us than the cost of your membership; and if not, we will give you a 100% refund. Also, in the case another site has a lower price on a hotel stay, our system will show you which site has a better price, so you can book with them.
Yes, you can make a booking for anyone with the same last name as you. If you are making a booking for someone with a different last name, you will need to be traveling with them. You can book for up to 9 people, so long as you are traveling with them.