August is prime summer holiday season. But don’t worry, there are still some great deals to be had – especially when you take advantage of this year’s best booking apps.
Mainstays such as Booking.com, AirBnB, and Tripadvisor are brilliant for getting your 2022 summer holiday planning off to the right start.
But whether you’re looking for a city break, a staycation, or a traditional sun, sea, and sand holiday, it’s also worth investigating the many lesser-known apps designed to make it easier to reserve everything from cheap flights to memorable excursions.
So, here’s our pick of the holiday booking apps you might be yet to discover (links are provided at the end of the feature). And bear in mind that if you’re prepared to travel outside of the peak holiday season you’re more likely to get a better deal.
Hopper (Android, iOS, Free)
Making new friends while you’re on holiday can make a good trip great. Finding out they paid a lot less for the same hotel room is less fun.
So how can you ensure you’re getting the best possible deal on your 2022 summer break?
Downloading Hopper is a good place to start. This mobile-only app tracks flight and hotel prices and helps you work out the best time to buy using both price-drop notifications and estimates of when prices are likely to rise.