Articles tagged “last-minute”

Online Travel

Google Searches for Summer Trips Doubled in Q2

Searches for travel — and retail items — propelled Google's advertising business in the second quarter, although one executive acknowledged that the travel sector is "experiencing some challenges."

Google Searches for Summer Trips Doubled in Q2

Online Travel

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Whether it’s via Whimstay or others, the Hotwire-like selling of last-minute inventory for vacation rentals is destined to find a role in this very hot sector.

Discounts on Last-Minute Short-Term Rentals Could Be the Next Big Thing

Online Travel

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

There are deals out there for holiday travel, but airlines are getting savvier about canceling flights when there is low demand so some bargains of previous years, such as on Christmas Day, are vanishing.

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

Online Travel

HotelTonight Cuts 20% of Staff to Focus on ‘Long Term’

As we've said before, HotelTonight was facing tough challenges from hotel brands and better funded online booking sites that have their own design on the last-minute booking space.

HotelTonight Cuts 20% of Staff to Focus on ‘Long Term’

Tourism

20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

What travelers search for and what they actually book are horses of different colors and these insights highlight exactly how that plays out around the world.

20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

Online Travel

Is It Crisis Time for HotelTonight or All Systems Go?

As competitors close in and some do heavy TV advertising, HotelTonight states that it is doing "hundreds of millions of dollars" annually in gross bookings and that it has grown 100 percent per year over the last two years. This will continue to be an interesting skirmish between a well-funded startup focusing on last-minute versus larger players that can offer more wide-ranging solutions for hotels.

Is It Crisis Time for HotelTonight or All Systems Go?

Online Travel

The Standard Hotels Launches Its Own Same-Day App

This app is obviously only for married couples celebrating their 25th wedding anniversaries or higher. Know what we mean?

The Standard Hotels Launches Its Own Same-Day App

Online Travel

Booking.com Sharpens Last-Minute Booking Focus With Standalone App

Focus, such as Booking.com's sole attention to lodging, has frequently been a winner in online travel. Booking Now's focus on last-minute bookings, instead of trying to be all things to all people in a multipurpose app, may produce substantial gains.

Booking.com Sharpens Last-Minute Booking Focus With Standalone App

Hotels

Why Hotels are Losing Last-Minute Battle to Booking Sites

Hotels are losing the battle for last-minute mobile bookings to the online travel agencies. It's not a huge surprise given their respective marketing resources, but this could hurt hotels even more in the future as the shift to mobile bookings accelerates.

Why Hotels are Losing Last-Minute Battle to Booking Sites

Hotels

Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous

HotelTonight's marketing team likes to play up spontaneity as a prime booking motivator, but this data suggests that users are in need of reasonably priced rooms without the bells and whistles.

Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous