7 of the best apps to help you book your last-minute holiday

Laura Hampson

Put simply, I’m a planner. I love to plan things.

When it comes to holidays, I begin dreaming about them months in advance, booking things here and there and by the time the holiday comes around if there’s not a filled-to-the-brim itinerary then I have a pretty solid idea of what I’ll be doing each day.

Yet, sometimes too much planning leaves little room for spontaneity – which can be the best part of a holiday.

As holidays become a feasible feat this summer, last-minute holidays are the ideal way to go to get of London for a weekend and soaking up some Mediterranean sun.

Below are the best apps for booking your last-minute getaway.

1. Skyscanner

Skyscanner is the ultimate tool to find last-minute flights as you just pick the dates, choose ‘everywhere’ and it will show you cheapest destination to fly to. Boom.

Download the app here.

2. HolidayPirates

Each day, this app searches for the best holiday deals and discounts before emailing them to subscribers. At the moment you can stay in a luxury 4-star Moroccan hotel in Marrakech for seven nights plus flights for £248.

Download the app here.

3. Jack’s Flight Club

This ‘club’ will email you the cheapest flights and discounts for the UK each day including hidden offers and error fares – which sometimes means last-minute flights to Asia for £250.

Download the app here.

4. Hopper

Hopper works by predicting the future of airfares and hotel prices and will tell you the best time to book flights – many of them being last-minute.

Download the app here.

5. Kayak

Head to Kayak’s ‘Explore’ section to enter your budget, trip length and dates and let the app do the work for you. They will come up with a number of options and you just need to pick one of these.

Download the app here.

6. Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes offer up to 70 per cent discounts on holidays – but to registered members only. Secret Escapes deal in luxury travel so you know you’ll be getting bang for your buck.

Download the app here.

7. BA Holidays

The package holiday section of British Airways can offer big last-minute discount deals pairing unsold flights with empty hotel rooms. More often than not you can get flights, hotel stay and a car rental for cheaper than the flights alone.

Download the app here.

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