Mr Guep, flickr
There seems to always be something new in the world of online booking, and the newest trend takes your travel experience to the next level. And by level, we mean to some of the most exclusive properties in the world. Much in the same vein as fashion websites like Gilt Groupe who lure high-end bargain hunters for couture deals, private sales travel websites offer package deals and room rates to their members at well below retail prices. Those rates are even sometimes on par with (or less than) what you would pay for mid-level hotels in the same city.