How to Get More Last-Minute Bookings & the Best Channels to Get Listed On

Travellers are researching preemptively and waiting until the last minute to book their stays. Find out how to sell your unsold nights and increase your occupancy by getting listed on these channels specialising in last-minute stays.

Last-minute stays have always been popular among spontaneous travellers and cost-conscious guests looking for exclusive deals.

But since the pandemic, it has made it nearly impossible to book ahead. According to Expedia, the average booking window has reduced drastically to just 29 days out. Guests are now researching preemptively and then booking within a blink of an eye.

This mindset shifted last year, as shown in the data below from HomeToGo and Transparent’s most recent whitepaper. Last year Europeans typically booked with much shorter notice in 2020 with the exclusion on the UK and Itay.

We can see this trend continuing into 2021, and our internal statistics show that in January 2021, 36.42% of all travellers booked 1-6 days out, compared to 24.39% in January 2019. Nearly 61% booked within 30 days of travel, which is a 12% increase from 2019.

5 Reviews

  1. Conrad
    May 18, 2022

    I didn’t know that.

  2. Reta
    April 12, 2022

    Wonderful views on that!

  3. Bert
    April 12, 2022

    I was just telling my friend about that.

  4. Kristan
    March 28, 2022

    I didn’t know that.

    • IT
      March 29, 2022

      In SILMÉXICO we have new things to share with our readers, we accompany to continue learning.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.