Flash and members’ only sales are becoming an increasingly popular way for hotels and resorts to clear unsold inventory. There are now over twenty sites offering discounts of up to 80% off hotels’ rack rates, including growing attention from group shopping heavyweights like Groupon and LivingSocial. Until now, there has been no way for customers to view all of these deals in a single place. With typical hotel search websites such as Expedia and Kayak blind to flash sales, and with most of the sites themselves behind login and invitation request forms, it is very difficult to get a complete picture of the deals on offer. EveryLodge (everylodge.com), a New York City based startup, addresses this problem by aggregating information from all of the leading sales sites.
On EveryLodge’s website, shoppers can filter sales from 14 different sites by price, date and location. EveryLodge is currently tracking Bungolow, Expedia ASAP, Groupon Getaways, Jetsetter, LivingSocial, Luxury Link, SniqueAway, Spire, Tablet Hotels, Travesse, TripAlertz, Vacationist, Voyage Privé and Yuupon. It’s focused primarily on flash sales for now, and specifically those for hotels, resorts and other fixed-location venues. While many sites, including the above, provide details on discounted hotel rooms, EveryLodge is only interested in featuring those which are time-sensitive deep discounts.
On the company’s homepage, these sales are plotted on a map, and can be filtered by status – ongoing or upcoming, price, check in and check out dates, and source. When a user is ready to book, they’re directed to the source of the sale itself.