Airfare price-tracking site Yapta.com is now doing the same for hotels. The new hotel price-tracking feature keeps tabs of domestic and international hotel rates posted on online booking engines, like Cheaptickets and Orbitz, and alerts you when rates go down. The new tool is best used for pre-booking research--but you’re on your own if you want to cash in on a price drop. (For airfares, Yapta will facilitate a refund on the price difference.)
Lisa Cheng is an assistant research editor at Travel + Leisure.