Articles tagged “last-minute”

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

Travel Companies Still Offering Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

David Koenig, Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

3 years ago

20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Is It Crisis Time for HotelTonight or All Systems Go?

Is It Crisis Time for HotelTonight or All Systems Go?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

The Standard Hotels Launches Its Own Same-Day App

The Standard Hotels Launches Its Own Same-Day App

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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

4 years ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Why Hotels are Losing Last-Minute Battle to Booking Sites

Why Hotels are Losing Last-Minute Battle to Booking Sites

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous

Last-Minute Hotel Bookers Prove More Moderate Than Spontaneous

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

4 years ago

HotelTonight Adds Rooms in 80 New European Markets

HotelTonight Adds Rooms in 80 New European Markets

Samantha Shankman, Skift

HotelTonight's reach may be broad, but it's not necessarily relevant in many of its new markets. Time would be better spent targeting major cities in Asia and Latin America than mining every possible market in Europe.

5 years ago

Breather App Offers Room Rentals by the Hour With Couches and Yoga Mats

Breather App Offers Room Rentals by the Hour With Couches and Yoga Mats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Well, you know what they say. Regardless what the activity is, there's an app for that. And, now there is. Hourly room rentals via a mobile app. We know HotelTonight is poised to broaden its offerings a bit, but we doubt the company will try to mimic Breather on this one.

5 years ago

Four startup marketplaces where travelers buy and sell unused reservations

The startups’ biggest challenges arr attracting enough users to populate the site and overcoming non-transferrable reservations and last-minute cancellations.

6 years ago

Jetsetter adds same-day hotel bookings to its iPhone app — minus the flash sales

Jetsetter adds same-day hotel bookings to its iPhone app — minus the flash sales

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Poor Hotel Tonight: It pioneered tonight-only hotel deals, but now must compete with a bunch of competitors, including the most recent addition, Jetsetter.

6 years ago