Travelocity and lastminute.com have extended the booking window for last second deals, allowing travelers to book three weeks in advance.Last second deals can save travelers up to 70 percent and are good options for those who want a spontaneous getaway. Until now, consumers could only purchase last second deals up to two weeks in advance.
For example, based on today’s date, travelers can now shop a variety of weekend getaways for the weekends of Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15. There are many options less than $200, to destinations all across the country.
“At a time when travel prices are increasing, and choices are decreasing, offering these deals further in advance is a way we can help our travelers continue to fulfill their travel wishes, despite these tougher economic times,” Noreen Henry, vice president of hotels and packaging for Travelocity, said.
Travelocity and lastminute.com offer last second weekend getaway packages to hundreds of domestic and international destinations. They can be purchased from three weeks to three hours before departure (five hours for international travel). Packages can include flight and hotel with optional car, flight and car or hotel and car.