Indian travelers benefit by planning ahead
Posted on Monday 23 August 2010
Last-minute travel deals may have been prevalent in the last year, but with business travel on the rise, hotels have found a new way to market themselves by giving advantages to those who book in advance.
Many hotels have raised their rates due to the recent success of the business travel industry, causing last-minute deals to steadily decrease. A popular hotel-discount website has reported that 17 percent of its customers are booking rooms more than 30 days prior, up nearly two times the number of customers last year.
American businesses are taking these statistics into consideration when planning new promotions. Many New York hotels are offering limited-time advance-purchase deals, as well as those in Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Diego and more. The time sensitivity of the sales prompts more people to book their vacations as early as possible and vacant rooms to sell more quickly.
Indian leisure travelers benefit from these offers, as they have more time flexibility than some business travelers whose only option sometimes is a last-minute flight or hotel stay.
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