I’m curious to know if any of you have any ‘go to’ websites or booking agencies for travel deals. I’ve used various myself, including qunar, cnutg, ctrip, e-long, trip.taobao/360buy/tmall etc, as well as the occasional C.O.D. agent, I’m just assuming there’s more out there.
I’m in the process of looking for a (Hong Kong) hotel, and the bargain hunter in me isn’t satisfied yet.
As a side note, are there any ‘last minute’ websites within the mainland for retail purchase, travel booking, etc.?
Yes, tripadvisor.com is a great source of info on hotels, I always refer to it before booking a hotel I’m not familiar with. I’ve noticed for a while now that there are many Chinese reviews on there too.
You’ve covered most of the ones I use, but I’ve also started looking at tuan gou (groupon-like deals) for a particular city when I am looking for a hotel. http://www.57tuan.com has listings from many tuan gou sites and you can group by city and category.