Travel app offers skittish vacationers 60-day freeze on hotel rates

Two views of the Hopper app’s new Price Freeze feature, showing (left) a step in the search process and (right) a list of active freezes.


After a year of lockdown and limited travel, Americans want flexibility and freedom when planning trips.

They got used to it during the coronavirus pandemic, as travel suppliers scrambled to adjust to both market and medical realities in spring and summer of last year by introducing not only new health and safety protocols but looser rebooking and cancellation policies, as well.

Many of the changes are here to stay.

“Airlines and hotels, so many