The New Easy-To-Use Travel App That’s Like A Travel Agent In Your Pocket

By Erin Curtain

Fantasising about your dream holiday? Hopper is the mobile travel booking app you need in your pocket, no matter where you’re headed. 

Here’s the 411. Hopper is entirely free to download for both IOS and Android users alike. This is no buggy start-up app either, it took out the top spot as the most downloaded travel app in North America. After helping approximately 75 million travellers save time, money, and stress throughout their journeys, Hopper is finally coming to Australia with its database of unbeatable booking deals in tow. 

What Does Hopper Actually Do? 

This little gem of an app is your one-stop travel shop that uses data and machine learning to help you score the best possible price and flexibility on your travel plans. You can literally book all of your travel from the palm of your hand. We’re talking flights, hotels, rental cars and holiday homes—AKA everything you need to book the perfect vaycay at the best price. 

What Makes Hopper Different?

Once all your basic travel-app fare is sorted, it’s time for the cherries on top (yes, there are multiple cherries). Hopper takes you further than the standard travel websites you’re used to. Instead of just giving you today’s best deal, the app has a handy little feature called Price Prediction that is going to change the way you book travel.

Rather than having to comparison shop online, Hopper monitors prices 24/7 and sends you a notification the instant there’s a deal so you don’t miss out on a good price. If you’ve ever booked a flight and then seen it listed cheaper on another day, you need this data-driven app.

Price Prediction is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. They not only present the current listed prices of flights and hotels—all colour coded so that you can easily see the cheapest times to travel—but also show the predicted future prices. The app's algorithms analyze prices to offer you data-driven insights with up to 95% accuracy—allowing you to secure the best possible rates for your holiday just by booking at the right time.

A gif of wanderlust photos and a picture of the Hopper App on a phone

If the best price is available now but you aren’t ready to book, Hopper has you covered. Freeze the price you want, pay a deposit now, and secure those low rates for when you’re ready to book. If the price goes down you can pay the lower rate, Hopper will cover the difference to an agreed value.

Carrot Cash Perks

The perks don’t stop there. On top of price predictions and freezes, plus monthly deals and sales, expect rewards with each booking, thanks to Carrot Cash. Every time you book a flight, stay, or rental on Hopper you can earn bonus digital cash. This boost to your holiday fund will be kept in your Hopper Wallet alongside any deals and vouchers. The next time you book, use Carrot Cash to offset your own contribution and save. Plus, refer your mates to Hopper to earn even more Carrot Cash.

We know what you’re thinking—what’s the catch? After much sleuthing and experimenting, we can happily report there is none. You can even change or completely cancel your travel plans with no fees or frustration when you turn on the ‘Cancel For Any Reason' and ‘Change For Any Reason’ flexible features. 

Best part? The welcome sale! All who are fresh to Hopper will unlock extra savings on their first booking—and that’s on top of the monthly deal drops. Download the app now to access your first booking discount.

Want all the details on the new technology that will level up your next holiday? Head over here.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Hopper and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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