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Free Hotel Upgrades

We traveled to Tanzania to celebrate the beginning of 2000. We had hoped to spend New Year's Eve at Ngororo Crater, but with $400/person surcharges on top of tripled hotel room rates, we re-scheduled our trip and left on January 3. To our surprise, most hotels were seriously under booked, and tour companies were crying for business. We had a wonderful safari, visiting three of the national parks and couldn't have asked for a better trip, lions lazing under our jeep. It was incredible.

On our return through Nairobi to end our trip I remembered your show about asking for a free upgrade on hotel rooms. We had a small tour company booked room at the Norfolk Hotel, but when I asked they upgraded us to a suite with a balcony overlooking their beautiful garden. Having just spent days breathing buckets of dust, riding rutted roads and stomach bugs, it was a comfortable way to relax and recover for the trip home. My ten-year-old son thought I was a hero and kept thanking me for the great room. Thanks for the tip.

We live overseas and I listen to your show on Armed Forces radio on the way home from taking my son to school in the morning. Keep up the good work.


P.S. Tanzania is not for the faint-hearted, but what a fine trip we had.


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