Refunding app for price drops on retail buys, Earny, is adding hotel stays to its repertoire. Earny Hotels helps monitor and rebook hotels if the original price drops ahead of the date booked. What separates Earny Hotels from the rest is that it works with different booking platforms while also booking from the hotel website directly.
Earny works by monitoring hotel prices after booking, and notifying users if the price drops. Travelers can then cancel the original booking and rebook at the lower cost. Earny says the new hotel program saves an average of $75 a stay and that about 70 percent of reservations are refundable through the program. The company says the average traveler books around 42 days in advance and during that time, some prices see significant drops.
Run via a partnership with Priceline Partner Network (part of priceline.com), the service works with a number of different online booking platforms. While some platforms offer similar programs, Earny allows travelers to rebook lower rates while still comparing prices from multiple sources. The app also offers data on average price trends over the preceding few months.
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