Boost occupancy with the Off-Peak Deal
While peak-season remains as popular as ever, there is now growing demand during less busy periods as travellers seek out peaceful experiences away from the masses.
Over 60% of people agree that being in places with large crowds is a negative aspect of travel, and according to a recent Booking.com survey more than two thirds of travellers (68%)* say they are willing to travel to a destination outside of peak season to help offset seasonal overcrowding in 2019.
So, in what can traditionally be a quieter time for accommodation providers, how can you capitalise on this interest and attract guests in the off-peak?
The Off-Peak deal will open to Booking.com customers on the 23 July and run until 31 October, offering a minimum 20% discount (25% in Cyprus and Asia) on stay-dates between 1 September and 31 October 2019.
During this time, partners who opt in to the deal will benefit from additional marketing including visibility on a special landing page, on-site advertising, tagging and emails.
To take advantage of the deal partners should head to the Promotions Centre on the Extranet to activate the Off-Peak Deal and be sure to update your availability on the applicable dates to ensure your property is visible to potential guests.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 21,500 respondents, across 29 different markets (including 1,000 respondents from Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the US, the UK, Russia, and 500 respondents from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand.) In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2018, be planning at least one trip for 2018 and either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place in August 2018.
- The Off-Peak Deal will be available to customers from 23 July until 31 October for stays between 1 September and 31 October 2019
- Participating properties will be promoted through Booking.com marketing activities including emails and on-site advertising
- Partners should update their availability now and head to the Promotions Centre to activate the deal