Travel apps come in handy to help plan those last minute holidays. Picture: Appolicious

These travel apps can help make any traveller There’s no time to lose if you haven’t  as yet booked accommodation for your December getaway. Whether you’re looking for a local stay-cation, wanting to enjoy a white Christmas in Europe, or planning to relax on a sandy beach somewhere, there are some great smartphone apps to help you find the right place to stay. Alcatel recommends these handy apps for holidaymakers:

Booking.com Hotel Reservations

This highly rated travel app offers great accommodation deals across the globe. It makes the process simple for you, providing instant confirmation, paperless check-ins and offline maps.

Get it here: Booking.com Hotel Reservations

HomeToGo: Holiday Lettings & Apartments

HomeToGo is the world's largest search engine for holiday rentals and apartments. HomeToGo will identify the best price available, according to your requirements, by comparing offers from hundreds of websites.

Get it here: HomeToGo: Holiday Lettings & Apartments

Airbnb

Find adventures in faraway places or in your hometown on the world’s most famous accommodation marketplace.  Airbnb connects people looking for accommodation with people who have second homes or spare rooms to rent out. Alternatively, you could become a host and start earning money through renting out your space or second home.

 Get it here: Airbnb 

trivago 
Compare prices, and search for the best deals and travel discounts. Trigavo has over a million hotels from more than 200 worldwide hotel booking site for you to find your perfect holiday.

Get it here: trivago 

WhereToStay
If you choosing to stay close to home then WhereToStay is the app for you. This holiday accommodation directory lists over 4,000 commission-free lodgings across Southern Africa.

Get it here: WhereToStay

Kamp Is Lekker

Another great South African app is Kamp Is Lekker. Get inspiration for your next camping or glamping trip. This app will get you planning the next best outdoor adventure.

Get it here: Kamp Is Lekker

LodgeSA
LodgeSA is specifically South African with a focus on finding affordable, high-quality BnBs and lodges across South Africa for your next holiday.

Get it here: LodgeSA  

TripAdvisor 

Choose your December break with TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants app. With over 500 million reviews and opinions by travellers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go.

Get it here: TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants