Why Last Minute Deals are Getting Popular?

If you are an everyday person like the rest of us, you are likely to be as busy as a bee or even busier. From rushing to work in the morning to getting caught in the traffic heading home at night, the day goes by in a flash and you are likely to often wonder, where has the year or even decade gone?

The reasons for getting off the fast-track at least once every few months are often repeated and have become sort of cliché. Nonetheless, like all clichés, it is a true fact of life. We need to get off the well-trodden track and just watch the traffic go by once in a while. Whether it is the hills you seek or the beaches, you need to plan a holiday well to enjoy it. But here lies the catch–how do you plan one when you have no time?

This is why last minute deals are getting popular. All you need to do is choose the place you want to go to. The last minute sites offer you the best of deals for those places. Whether you are looking for luxury hotel deals or hotel discount coupons, the offers help you get the most out of your money.

Another reason why last minute hotels are getting popular is the increasing number of people who are deciding to go for a weekend break at the last minute. Whatever anyone may say against such breaks – being unplanned and thus unmanageable – spontaneous holidays are fun. They take the humdrum away from daily life and allow you to explore the world for a more richer life.

Another fact that makes these holidays great are the best hotel deals you get. Even if you are unable to go out for a break for instance but want to pamper yourself, then the better last minute aggregators give you some great options. Some sites focus on giving you a great experience with some of the best luxury hotels in India. You may be looking for best hotel deals in Delhi NCR as you cannot travel out of town and these sites give you such offers also.

Why Last Minute Hotel Deals are a Life Saver

Hotels are an essential part of every travel plan and often determine how well your trip turns out. Further, the location and the cost of the hotel are the most important considerations. After all, a room which is beyond your budget can cut into your travel expenses while an affordable room that suits your needs can ensure you have plenty left over for an enjoyable trip.

If you are looking to find a nice room at an affordable price, last-minute hotel deals are exactly what you need.

Most travellers are divided about last-minute deals. Last-minute hotel bookings may prove advantageous for some while they may not benefit others. For instance, corporate travellers might have to pay more for these last-minute hotel deals. Business travellers get corporate discounts when travelling which is the reason the last-minute hotel deals do not make much or any difference to them. The kind of flexibility they are looking for may not be available since modifications or cancellations on last-minute bookings cost more.

However, non-frequent travellers are usually ready to change or alter their plans to get great hotel deals. It is easy for them to get the best discounts and save a lot of money.You can avail some of the best discounts by booking your room just one day before your travel date. However, tracking these down is no walk in the park.

To help make the hunt for best hotel deals easier, take a look at some of the top-rated travel websites like MagicSpree.com. There are plenty of budget as well as luxury hotels in India that you can contact to get the best offers. Just fill the contact form on the website or take their phone number and call them directly. You can also use various hotel discount coupons. If you are lucky enough, you might even get the best hotel deals in Delhi NCR at the last moment even though most of these hotels are booked way in advance.

In this hyper-connected world, offline hotel bookings have gone down significantly over the past few years and offers online have gained momentum. Travellers have embraced the internet as a legitimate, even preferred, hotel booking channel. You can now get everything online from the budget hotel offers to 5-star hotel deals in Delhi and other cities. As such, it makes sense to also take a look at last minute booking sites that offer the best of both worlds – luxury hotels at some mind-boggling prices just because you used the right booking engine.

The Magic is Here!

One of my friends recently shared her funny experience with an online shopping portal. She ordered an outfit at a “steal deal” as she quoted, and paid some INR 750 for it, after a great discount. The delivery was timely but she got a shock when she saw what was inside. Nope, there were no bricks or stones, but the outfit came with a price tag that said MRP INR 599!! I am guessing the company made the ‘mistake’ of not removing the original price tag. On complaining, the online retailer did offer her credits via a gift card to buy something else, but did it help buy back her trust or loyalty? I doubt.

Another story, another friend, another undelivered promise. Friends booked a hotel stay ‘deal’ in Goa. Elated at booking at 5 star stay for the price of a 3 star, the group reached Goa high already on hopes of good food, booze, party and an awesome place to crash after it all. But lo and behold, they are greeted by a 3 star accommodation far from what the pictures on the website looked like! What ensued was a ruined day 1 of the already short weekend plan!

Hey, if there is something worse than your relationship not working out, then it is probably a great bargain not working out!! LOL!!

Although these experiences may seem funny, but at the back of my mind I can relate to the situations, because I too have had similar experiences but with food discount coupons. In fact, most of us would have faced this with some or the other deal on hotels, restaurants, coupons, promo codes, etc. What is astonishing is that if you go by the advertisements, you are literally buying everything almost free or getting cashbacks on them. I wonder, where then is my salary disappearing?

Clearly, there is much more to it than what meets the eye with these promo code deals, cashbacks, deep discounts etc.
If you really think about it, it is not that difficult to crack the code on who ultimately bears the cost of these discounts… IT’S US – The Customer! You and me. Think about it – how would anyone be able to offer 70% – 80% discounts? With the manufacturers or service providers’ operational expenses and the online portal’s huge overhead costs, businesses actually have no room to offer such large discounts – unless they want to go bankrupt!
Then, who is really paying for these discounts? The answer is obvious.

What is worse is that we feel really cheated after the experience. I mean, if you are like me, by the time you realise that either the deal has expired or your coupon doesn’t qualify for the discount, you are probably so sold with the product or service that you end up buying it anyway at a much higher price.
The result after the initial euphoria?

A bitter after taste that stays.

Such experiences are unfortunately becoming more commonplace than before, especially as more and more online firms and apps join the great Indian retail bandwagon.

We think it’s time the tables are somewhat turned towards the person who is supposed to be and is the king – the consumer… you, me, us.
To do so, we have identified certain areas where customers can actually get some great discounts and businesses too do not suffer any losses or adverse effects on their brand. We have created a site (and an app for mobiles) that lets you access such deals. We have, in fact, taken the process one step further – with our site, you get to choose the price you want to pay and see the percentage chance of landing that deal. You also get to readjust your price if you think you have quoted too low or too high.

Sounds good? We think so too.

It is high time we, the consumers, get to decide what we want and what we want to pay for it. And get the deal at that price.
It is time to create that little bit of MAGIC.