Hotel Tonight Faces An Attack Of The Last-Minute-Hotel-App Clones In Europe
Hotel Tonight out of the US has recently pushed into European markets, facing challenges from the likes of the Hot Hotels app and Blink Booking.
There’s been a rash of mobile apps offering last-minute deals on hotels, for booking on the same day. Perhaps one of the best known is HotelTonight out of the US, which has recently pushed into European markets. But the going is poised to get a little tougher with several similar businesses appearing ever frequently. Launching this week in the UK and Ireland, the Hot Hotels app allows owners to search for and book hotel rooms at extremely short notice when plans change, in the Hotel Tonight model. Rooms can be booked as late as 3am and the app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
Just like Hotel Tonight, users can search for hotels by location, hotels offered are in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff so far. New users get a £10 discount on their first booking and upon inviting other friends to download.
The startup is coming out of Spain, after launching there in March this year, where it clams 50,000 downloads. You can see why that might be.