App of the Week – Hopper
Welcome to the summer travel season. Everybody is going somewhere and everybody wants the best price on airlines and hotels. That is why Hopper is the App of the Week.
We’ve talked about Hopper before. As a matter of fact it is the first app to be named App of the Week twice!
Hopper was named App of the Week in 2015 because it could tell you the best time to buy tickets for a flight. Hopper has taken its game to the next level by showing you the best prices for a hotel stay as well.
The new addition to the Hopper app started by only providing prices for hotels in New York City during its beta testing. That went well and now the travel app is focusing its powerful prediction engine on hotels around the world. This app lets you book rooms from more than 270,000 hotels across 230 countries. WOW!
How does Hopper work? When its time to book your trip you tell the Hopper app the vital details such as what you’re looking for during your travel, when you wish to depart, your destination, what kind of hotel you want, you know like a swimming pool, room service and other amenities. Hopper will learn your preferences and make recommendations. See something you like? You can then “watch” the hotel and Hopper will notify you when the price drops and it’s time to book. According to the company the Hopper app can save users up to $90 per night on their stay.
Look, African-Americans spent $63 billion dollars traveling in 2018 according to TravelPulse.com. Thats a good thing. But the idea is to get the biggest bang for your buck. Apps like Hopper are a valuable tool to enjoying your vacation at a price that makes it a real pleasure to travel.