App of the Week – Hopper

Published On July 2, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

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.

Hopper is free and available for Apple and Android.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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