The popular flight booking app Hopper is now moving into hotel booking as well. Hotel rates can vary just as much as flight prices based on a variety of circumstances, and Hopper has plans to offer the best times to book at cheap rates.
Hopper’s founder Fred Lalonde spoke out about the concept.
“What we’re doing, which is completely new as far as I know, is we’re forecasting when is the best time to purchase a hotel. In air, there a few centralized data sources … that provide the airline pricing and availability data. The data sources are much more fragmented when it comes to hotels, so we’ve been partnering with many different sources in order to build up enough historical data in order to accurately forecast prices.”
One trend that they discovered is that it might save the most money to book a hotel room before the flight. As much as two or three months before your trip.