Last minute tours are the cheapest option for holidays in distant countries. These include a round-trip charter flight, airport-to-hotel transfers, and accommodation at the selected hotel. Sometimes the price of the vouchers includes some more excursions, as well as food and alcoholic beverages. There are several options for "catching" burning offers from tour operators.
Travel agencies and familiar agents
For people far from the Internet, the easiest way to find hot tours is to contact several travel agencies at once. Moreover, the most advantageous offers can usually be obtained if the country to which the tourist is going has a visa-free or simplified visa regime for Russians, and the tourist himself literally sits on his suitcases and is ready to fly out “yesterday”. Because sometimes travel agents offer so-called abandoned tours, when other clients of the company, for some reason in recent days, refuse to purchase tour packages in advance, and the latter urgently need to be sold.
The tourist who has good acquaintances among travel agents in different directions always wins. In this case, it is enough to call a few travel managers with a message about their readiness to fly out on a hot ticket one of these days, and almost certainly several advantageous offers will come in 1-3 days.
Sites for the sale of last minute tours
If you are too lazy to visit travel agencies or there is no time, and a person with the Internet “on you”, an effective option for the selection of cheap tours is specialized sites, the so-called online stores of last minute tours.
Online shops for last minute deals usually have free mailing services - the most effective tool for hunting tourists for cheap tour packages.
To find such sites, you can simply fill in the search engines with the keywords "buy a hot tour", "last minute tours online", "cheap tours online", etc. Or you can monitor specialized travel forums on this topic, scout out the necessary information there from forum participants who are more experienced in online shopping for last minute travel deals. The information is not at all secret, finding the necessary resources is a simple matter.
Specialized websites for travel agents and forums for tourists or travel agents
A separate topic is thematic sites for tourists and travel agents. They differ somewhat in their specialization.
So, on ordinary travel portals there are always forums of participants, where, as a rule, special topics and subforums are created dedicated to last-minute or abandoned tours. Both failed tourists-refuseniks and travel agents can offer cheap tours or air tickets.
In the professional language of tour managers, special offers of tour operators are called SPO (Special Offer). It is this abbreviation that you need to look for on specialized portals for travel agents.
On professional portals for travel agents (Turprofi.ru, Tourprom.ru, etc.) there are special sections in which representatives of tour operators offer visitors to the sites - travel agents - their last minute or special offers. Such messages indicate contacts for communication, and nothing prevents an ordinary tourist from contacting the representatives of the tour operator and booking a profitable tour for himself.