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Top Travel News Stories of 2012: Booking Services

Courtesy of HotelTonight

Booking Services Enabled Travel on the Fly

A new crop of apps empowers travelers to book a hotel room—for a few hours from now. HotelTonight, Room 77, and Jetsetter Now, for instance, make the most of the brisk hotel market with last-minute bookings at big discounts. Not to be left behind, the online booking giants (Kayak, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, and Expedia) have also introduced last-minute apps that use GPS to find available hotel rooms near you.

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