Lodging eats up a big portion of your travel budget, so if you can find an affordable place to stay, you'll significantly cut the cost of your trip. And for summer and weekend travel, business hotels are typically a cheaper option.
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Google Flights is already awesome for searching and tracking flight prices. However, they just updated the tool to make it even more useful: It will now tell you when to book to get the best deal.
Google Flights and Google's hotel search feature are already useful tools for helping you find and book travel, but this week, they announced some mobile updates that will make it even easier to find great deals.
HotelTonight already makes it easy to book budget-friendly last minute hotel rooms, but their new Aces concierge service takes things a step further. Open the app and you get a personal assistant who can recommend local restaurants, sights to see, even request pillows and towels from your hotel desk.
Fake reviews are everywhere online. If you want to check whether a particular hotel's reviews are real before you book it, the Review Sceptic tool can help.
As Hotels.com's regional director for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Katherine Cole knows a thing or two about the hotel industry. Travelling on a fortnightly basis to all corners of the globe, she's stayed at hundreds of hotels and has learned a few tricks along the way. We asked Cole to share her top hotel hacks with Lifehacker readers, from the best time to book your hotel to the hidden costs you need to watch out for.
Travel can take a toll on you mentally and physically, especially when you skip out on your normal exercise routine. If your hotel doesn't have a gym, these simple exercises require no equipment, and are quiet enough to do in any hotel room.