‘Last Minute’ Promotion

Hi guys.

Could somebody please help clarify the details of a ‘Last Minute’ Promotion?

When adding this promotion one option is, “When can guests book this promotion?” followed by two choices.

“Guests can book this promotion XX days before check-in day” and ”Guests can book this promotion XX hours before check-in day”

Does this mean that the guest can only book the room exactly XX days before check-in day and that either side of xx days the promotion will not be visible?

In the ‘Early Booker’ Promotion it is a lot clearer; “How far in advance do guests need to book this promotion? Guests need to book this promotion XX days or more before the check-in date.”

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jaybeegee 5 years ago


On the "last minute" promotion my understanding is that the the guest can only take advantage of the discount if they book with a same day or next day arrival whilst on "early booker" it is xx days in advance of arrival.

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fluff 5 years ago

@ hector & jaybeegee

Not quite correct.

You may indeed set these boxes to either up to a maximum of 23:59 hours.


Up to a maximum of 6 days in advance.

hector 5 years ago

Thanks @ fluff

So if we set “Guests can book this promotion 6 days before check-in day” the guest can only book the promotion on the sixth day before check-in? Not on the 5th, 4th etc but only on the 6th?

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fluff 5 years ago

Think of the settings as 'maximums" on the Last Minute promo.

If you set it to 6 days that means anything up to 6 days in advance.

Mangolagoonpri… 5 years ago

Thanks @fluff and @hector - I've been trying to work this out too!

It seemed logical that with last minute being max 6 days out (of check-in), a person booking closer (day 5, 4 etc) would also be able to access the last minute rate, but sometimes when I check - my last minute rate isn't showing up.

As someone who only has 2 apartments, last minute to me - is 14 days out.

It would be great if booking.com extended this to allow 10 - 14 days out for last minute.

Anyway, thanks again!

Cheers Pip (Cairns)

Vieiradhp 4 years ago

Is there a step by step on how to do this promotion? I am confused.