How to Find an Accommodation Deal at Short Notice

Given the popularity of last minute deals, it may be tempting to delay booking accommodation until as late as possible, perhaps even leaving it until the plane lands at your chosen destination. But then you are faced with hunting for a bargain without the luxury of time, so what’s the best approach to uncovering a last minute deal?

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, having a couple of relevant apps preloaded on your smartphone can help. Searching dozens of sites can take up a lot of time without a guarantee of success, so pick your favourite booking sites and get their apps onto your phone or tablet before you depart so that you can make a quick search if you need to.

An alternative tactic is to forget your fingers and use your feet, sometimes finding a hotel and asking them directly about their best offers that night can snare you a discounted rate on the spot.