Every season is travel season nowadays when it comes to the black woman. With the days of having a fear of flying or being uneducated on other cultures swiftly finding the exit, the increase of black women traveling has created a new appreciation for making lifelong memories through excursions.
Whether you choose to travel domestically or internationally to find the perfect backdrop for your #BlackGirlsTravel Instagram post, finding the right deal is one of the most important factors of planning your next trip. Of course, tricks like searching for flights during certain hours or days and traveling during specific months come in handy, but nabbing that flight to the Caribbean for half price isn’t so bad either.
Need some guidance on how to make it happen? These 10 apps will help you land the best deal out there for your dopest vacation yet.
1. Hopper (iOS, Android; Free)
As quick as its name suggests, the Hopper app searches online for the best flight for your travel needs. Not sure when you want to travel or looking for the cheapest time to travel? Hopper can do that for you too with their ideal travel dates function.
2. Airfarewatchdog (iOS; Free)
The only airline listing and search app that lists fares on all airlines, Airfarewatchdog makes saving on flights easier than before. Flyers can even receive alerts with the lowest fares for their favorite cities as soon as they become available.
3. Skyscanner (iOS, Android; Free)
A must-have app for the savvy traveler, Skyscanner finds the best possible deals for flyers. Narrow down to the cheapest flights through this helpful app and be transferred over to the airline or travel agent to make your purchase.
4. Jetradar (iOS, Android; Free)
Another site set for scoring the perfect flight deal, Jetradar lets its users compare airfares from different airlines and travel agencies. The cool thing about this app is that you can filter your search by your journey time, your budget, number of stops, and more. Never worry about overpaying for a flight again.
5. AirBnB (iOS, Android; Free)
Whether you have a huge party or are traveling solo, AirBnB has a list of hosts that offer up their whole house or just a single room to suit your needs. Some hosts may even offer a full campout experience…you know, if you’re into those types of things. Whatever you like, AirBnB can supply it. If your host is cool enough, they may even give you a tour of the town!
6. TripAdvisor (iOS, Android; Free)
Search for flights, hotels, and go-to dinner spots all in one with the TripAdvisor app. Enabling you to read reviews, compare prices, and book, TripAdvisor makes it easier for you to get everything you need for your upcoming trip. And, if hotels are not your thing, their TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals option is great tool for you to check out, too.
7. Travelzoo (iOS, Android; Free)
Travelzoo offers users the opportunity to do more than just find a good deal on a flight and lodging. Search for deals on meals, find a way to get pampered for the low, or just simply plan a day full of cheap activities.
8. Last Minute – Best Airfare Deals (iOS; Free)
Given 4.5 stars on the iPhone’s app store, this app seems to be a premiere stop for finding the best flights from all over. Save money and time with this minimal effort, high quality app.
9. Kayak (iOS, Android; Free)
Winner of many awards, the Kayak app searches hundreds of travel sites in one go so you don’t have to. From finding the cheapest flights to getting the best car rental price, Kayak is the place to go. Offering mobile only rates and private deals, saving even more money on your trip is totally possible.
10. Hotel Tonight (iOS, Android; Free)
Whether you’re looking for a last-minute hotel because you decided to randomly travel or because you just simply forgot to reserve in advance, Hotel Tonight provides travelers with the best rated rooms in the city of their choice. Very simple to navigate through and providing an effortless booking process, Hotel Tonight has an eye-catching interface equipped with even more attractive prices.
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