New Year’s Eve often reveals two types of travelers: those desperately seeking a last minute hotel room, and those stuck with a non-refundable hotel room due to an unexpected change of plans. The solution for both? Roomer (www.
Created to reduce the billions of dollars lost each year by people who, for whatever reason, had to cancel their non-refundable hotel reservations, Roomer has been likened to the “StubHub” of the travel industry, providing a marketplace where people who need to cancel their reservations can connect with those looking to secure one.
How it works: Say you booked a room that comes with a mandatory cancellation fee of $500. (After all, who really anticipates ever needing to cancel a trip? But once in a blue moon, it happens.) Until now, you’d be out that $500. However, with Roomer, you can post your reservation for sale and set your price for the room. Even if you sell it for $250, you’ve still recouped half your money. On the flip side, bargain hunters or spontaneous travelers can score huge discounts on great hotel rooms. Ultimately, when booking a hotel room on Roomer, you’re not only getting the best price, you’re also helping someone out. That’s good karma.
For New Year’s Eve, a sampling of Roomer’s hotel deals in popular US cities and exotic international locations includes:
- New York, New York from December 30th – January 1 (multiple options ranging from $69 – $662 per night) https://www.roomertravel.com/
- Miami, Florida from December 30th – January 5th https://www.roomertravel.
com/hotels/miami-hotels/ quality-inn-south-at-the- falls/73221
o Quality Inn South At The Falls for $75 / night
- Boston, Massachusetts from December 30th – January 1st https://www.roomertravel.
com/hotels/somerville-hotels/ la-quinta-inn-suites-boston- somerville/191488
o La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston Somerville for $86 / night
- Chicago, Illinois for December 31st – January 1st https://www.roomertravel.
com/hotels/chicago-hotels/ hotel-indigo-chicago-downtown- gold-coast/553558
o Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown Gold Coast for $109 / night – 43% discount!
- Sydney, Australia from December 30th – January 5th https://www.roomertravel.
com/hotels/sydney-olympic- park-hotels/novotel-sydney- olympic-park/295994
o Novotel Sydney Olympic Park for $125 / night – 50% discount!