Travel Mobile Apps – When you really need them!
With the internet being a key factor in nearly every aspect of our daily lives it is no wonder that it has become synonymous with trip and vacation planning. The web boasts social media outlets where we are inundated with family and friend’s travel photos pushing us to plan our next getaway vacation.
But some things you just can’t anticipate. Whether it’s a spontaneous weekend trip, extending a holiday, or being stranded due to airline issues, we have all found ourselves needing a hotel at a moment’s notice.
Compiled below are some of our favorite travel apps to help in these unforeseen situations.
Expedia offers exclusive deals for “tonight only” rates and has been known to offer a discount up to 20% more than its competitors. Search by popularity, price, deals, ratings and distance.
Travelocity has a similar option to Expedia with a “deals tonight” section and a “top secret” section. You can find a room up to 45% off listed rates. The app doesn't allow you to know the name of the hotel until after you finalize your booking, however you can pre-select the star level of the hotel you would like to stay in. Some may consider this to be a drawback but we like the excitement!
Orbitz has lots of options to help you filter your search as well as a great guest review section that lets you browse reviews for business travelers, couples, families, friends, and singles. You even get to choose what room type and see its price!
Kayak offers hotels, flights and rental cars. This nifty app has been downloaded over 7 million times! It is also a great place to see the varying room rates offered. Users like that it gives the total price of the hotel including taxes and fees in the advertised deal.
Jetsetter offers incredible “same night” hotel deals up to 60% off! This app is exclusive to seven major US cities: New York, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Rest assured that every hotel on Jetsetter has been “personally visited and reviewed” by a Jetsetter correspondent. This app is also turning heads for its “what we love” section that details great attributes of the hotel.
Hotel Tonight has trendy search categories to help find a good match for you including: hip, luxe, solid, basic, charming, or appropriate for high rollers. You don’t get a specific room guarantee, but can land you a great discount.
We are a big fan of mobile applications and launched our Latitude mobile applications for the hospitality industry in late 2013. We can design a mobile application specific to your hotel property and can even incorporate aspects that we noted above. So whatever your dream hotel app is we can design it…after all there’s always an app for that!