Hot tours are vouchers with a significant discount. Tour operators cut prices if they are afraid not to sell seats on flights or hotel rooms. This usually happens literally at the last minute, a few days before departure. But there are special offers for remote dates.
Most often, tours to Turkey, Egypt and other mass destinations are on fire. Most of all special offers for flights from the capital and other large cities of Ukraine.
What are the most popular last minute tours?
Most of all they buy last-minute tours for two. Last-minute trips for one, three and another number of tourists are less common.
The most popular type of food in hot tours is “all inclusive” (AI, All). Tours to European countries and exotic countries are usually offered with breakfast (BB) or breakfast and dinner (HB) meals.
Most of the last-minute tours at sea have a duration of 6-7 nights. Last minute sightseeing tours usually last 3-5 nights.
How much do last minute tickets cost?
The price of last-minute tours at sea starts from $100 per person with a flight. Usually the price includes flights, transfers, hotel accommodation, travel insurance.
Hot excursion tours cost from 30 €. As a rule, these are bus tours with departure from Lviv.
Discounts on last-minute offers are usually between 15% and 50% percent, but can be as high as 75%.
Both tours to economical hotels and luxury hotels can burn. See prices for hot tours.
When can I buy a last minute tour?
Hot tours can be bought all year round. But the list of hot destinations changes depending on the month. Usually tours are on during the low season, and it is different in different countries:
- Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia, Turkey – spring and autumn;
- Egypt – from the second half of October to the first half of March;
- UAE – February, summer, September, October;
- Sri Lanka – late spring, summer, September;
- Thailand – from April to October.
Last minute deals for holidays and during the high season are rare.
Are there last-minute tours in Ukraine?
Yes, last-minute sightseeing tours in Ukraine are on sale, as well as special offers for holidays in seaside resorts:
- Arabat arrow;
- Genicheskaya Gorka (Gengorka);
- Iron Port;
When is the best time to book last minute tours?
Buying a tour at the last minute is a game of nerves. The closer to departure, the lower the price can be. But while you wait for the price to drop, your competitor may book an attractive offer ahead of you.
Therefore, we recommend starting the search for a last-minute tour two weeks before departure. Or monitor offers constantly – on the site, or by subscribing to the newsletter. Over time, you will become a professional value judge. Then, when you see a really cheap ticket, you will immediately buy it.
Some tourists literally live on packed suitcases: I saw a low price for a flight tomorrow, booked a tour and went on vacation.
What are canceled tours?
A canceled tour is a voucher that the tourist for some reason could not use and which cannot be canceled by the tour operator without penalty. In this case, it makes sense to put the ticket on open sale in order to fully or partially compensate for the costs of its purchase. We post canceled tours of our clients and tourists of other travel agencies on the offers page at the last minute.
How much does a canceled tour cost?
Usually a canceled tour is sold at a significant discount. In this way, it is similar to a last-minute ticket: the closer to the departure date, the more the price can decrease. The sale of a canceled tour is very similar to an auction, in which the seller sets the discount rate.
However, there are times when canceled tours are sold even more than the original price. This happens if the ticket falls on high-demand dates (for example, New Year tours or other holidays) and alternative offers from tour operators are no longer available.
The largest discount with which a canceled tour was sold on our website was 72%. The largest margin was 38.5%.
Which is better, last minute tour or early booking?
There is no correct answer to this question. It depends on how you make decisions.
If you are ready to fly even tomorrow, and make decisions quickly, then your option is a burning tour.
If you make informed decisions, and the dates of your vacation are determined in advance, it is better to purchase a ticket for the early booking promotion.
How to buy a last minute tour?
You can buy a last-minute tour yourself on the website, or by leaving a request with the manager. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Searching for tours on your own takes time. Not everyone has them. But you can follow the offers of all tour operators, and buy the hot tour you like as soon as you see it.
Managers constantly monitor the prices for tours, and this saves you time. But you need to be constantly in touch with the manager in order not to miss a profitable offer.