Expedia has introduced a Last-Minute Deals program in the US, which relies on user-generated deals and user-informed travel trends to lift up and showcase the best near-term travel deals possible.
The Last-Minute Deals programme harnesses the collective effort of the several million people who visit Expedia.com every day. Basically they are live and emerging deals, that someone else already researched and found the best price on.
Unlike other flash sales programs, which are driven by suppliers and based on inventory, Expedia Last-Minute Deals showcase deals found by other customers. The key parameter is point of origin. To access Last-Minute Deals, travellers visit www.expedia.com/lastminute and either the site will auto-detect the customer’s location or people can enter their own home city.