Last Minute Travel Deals Review – Booking hotels, vacation homes, car rental, activities and flights
By: Travel Holdings
Version #: 3.2.6
Date Released: 2014-08-03
Developer: Travel Holdings Web Site
Price: FreeUser Rating:
I love travelling around and visiting new places. However, my weekly schedule is not that constant and by the time I realize that I am free for a weekend, its too late to plan a trip.
I am sure at least a bunch of you guys are like me and already know that getting an appropriate hotel reservation is the highest hurdle you come across. And by “appropriate hotel reservation”, I mean a comfy yet affordable resting area which will act as your home for the next few days. Besides, the final tickets for flights and adventure activities doesn’t come cheap. Last Minute Travel Deals, the new app from Travel Holdings aims to help us with just this.
The name itself is pretty much self explanatory. Last Minute Travel Deals is a hub of the best hotel, flight, cab and activity deals at popular tourist destinations around the world, ready to be booked at a short notice. And the best part – it works like a charm.
The smooth interface with a catchy loading animation gives way to a list of world’s most popular tourist areas, along with a separate list of the closest ones based on your location. Once you make up your mind on where to escape to, a detailed file of dozens of hotels is opened up, with dollar-tagged pins on the map.
You realize that these guys are really serious about this “Last Minute” thing when you find that there is no date picker in this section, but only ‘Today’ and ‘Tomorrow’ to be toggled. Scroll through the hotels to shortlist the ones you and your wallet loves.
Each hotel portfolio consists of its info like description, location, services etc and another widget with its TripAdvisor ratings and reviews. A gallery of photos of the hotel, a map and a list of variety of rooms available are also brought in for booking. If you like what you see, you can select the number of people and days your plan allows and securely pay for it without even leaving the app.
Hotels are pretty much all that Last Minute Travel Deals can do on the iPad, though I’m not sure why; because the iPhone app is kept more powerful with the ability to find flights, things-to-do and cabs too.
Similar to what you did with hotels, you can search for great deals on air travel just by entering your source and destination airports. The search is quite powerful with sorting and filtering options by cost, flight length, number of stops and even the airline provider. Activities show you the best things every tourist must do during the tour and finds you good deals on entry passes, again with a powerful search. Cabs section can pre-book cars to pick and drop you back at the airport or at hotels.
With support for over 120000 hotels in about 4500 cities, over 175 carriers standing by and more than 25000 cab pick-up locations, Last Minute Travel Deals with help you to plan out your entire picnic even miles away and even before staring it, so that you needn’t worry about missing a flight or having to spend a night at a cheap hotel or to miss the best things around you. With mobile exclusive deals of upto 60% off, you can be sure of a fair price too.
Everything seems to be in order and classy with Last Minute Travel Deals. There are no ads, no in-app purchases or anything of that sort to delay your travel and the app seems to bring out everything their web client has been popular for. So if you think of yourself as a person who’d do alot of last minute traveling, Last Minute Travel Deals looks to be a must have.
Get Last Minute Travel Deals from the AppStore for free.
Would I Buy Again:Yes.
Who Is It For:Last minute travel enthusiasts.
What I Like:The app really does what they say it does.
What I Don't Like:Occasional crashes.
Final Statement:Booking hotels, vacation homes, car rental, activities and flights!
Book hotels, flights, car rentals and activities on the go to anywhere and anytime.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single app J
Thinking where to sleep tonight? Choose from 120,000+ hotels in over 4,500 cities worldwide
Time to fly away? 175 carriers are waiting for you
Isn’t time to have fun? World’s coolest activities are few clicks away
Need to get somewhere? Rent a car and drive away
“10 Great Money-Saving Apps” - Kiplinger
“Last Minute Travel brings agent wholesale prices to consumers on mobile” - Tnooz
“For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings” - LA Times
HOTEL DEALS TONIGHT
• Featured LMT exclusive mobile-only deals
• Up to 60% off with Last minute deals for tonight and tomorrow
• View TripAdvisor® hotel reviews, star rating and recommended hotels
FLIGHT (iPhone only)
• Book, Sort and Filer by price, duration, stops, airlines and length
CAR RENTAL (iPhone only)
· Mobile only deals
· Choose from 18 car rental brands with 25,000 pick-up locations worldwide
ACTIVITIES (iPhone only)
• Over 10,000 activities in over 4,500 cities
• Extraordinaire worldwide variety of activities such as: Sightseeing tours, Theater, shows, Concerts, theme parks, local transfers , Restaurants and more
• Watch activity video’s for a snapshot preview in addition to full attraction information.
ALREADY A LASTMINUTETRAVEL.COM USER?
Great! After installing the app, sign in to the account you used on the LastMinuteTravel.com website. All of your bookings will be automatically available in the app.
Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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