While we love snagging discount furniture or half-price designer clothing, there's no greater rush than securing a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience for a fraction of the price. This exact rush is what keeps us coming back to sites like Thrillist that always have the lowdown on the best travel hacks. It recently clued us into travel deals site Offpeak.io, which is still in beta but slowly spreading across the country.
"The new site uses a sleek-looking visualization to present median hotel prices on every day of the year, which can clue you into when the offseason is for some of the world's most desirable travel destinations," Thrillist writes. It "doesn't just present the median hotel price and room availability. It also identifies when major events are taking place, which could impact prices."
Thrillist quotes Offpeak co-founder Eric Adleman, who explains how "hotels operate with surge pricing similar to Uber and Lyft. During high demand days, they raise the prices and on low demand days they lower them." He thinks of Offpeak as being like "traffic data on your GPS. … [We] give travelers and travel planners more information to help decide where and when to travel."
In other words, Offpeak can help lower the price of your entire trip; flights, hotels, cab fares, and even entertainment-related expenses like cover charges and food prices are significantly lower during the off-season. Put simply, it "helps you find the cheapest way to take the vacation you want," Thrilllist concludes.
Jet-Set on the Cheap
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