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Bidroom: the holiday booking site that gets hotels to bid for their guests

Fed up with trawling through booking sites to find a deal? New service Bidroom turns the current system on its head by inviting hotels to compete to offer the best deals to potential guests

The hard work of searching for a hotel deal online can be enough to put you off going away. Now, a start-up is turning the current system on its head by inviting hotels to bid for customers, in the hope of radically improving the experience.

Bidroom, which launched this month, is a free platform that asks travellers to fill in the dates and location of their stay. The site passes this information on to hotels, which have 24 hours to respond with an offer. The hotels can see any other bids that are on the table, which should prompt some healthy competition in favour of the guest.

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New Mexico’s top 10 national and state parks

New Mexico lives up to its nickname – the Land of Enchantment – with glittering deserts, vast underground caverns, gem-rich mountains and hundreds of years of human history

Tent Rocks, less than an hour south of Santa Fe, has everything you could want in a desert trek, including slot canyons, bizarrely beautiful rock formations and incredible views. The first half of the three-mile trail winds through a slot canyon so narrow you can touch the walls on both sides, then the canyon opens up beneath the 100ft conical hoodoos that give this national monument its name, before switchbacking up to the top of the mesa for a sweeping overlook of the Jemez mountains and the Rio Grande River Valley.

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