By Alycia Simons, HotelsCombined.com
Christmas is around the corner and travellers quickly jumping online to book their end of year accommodation. Last year the number of hotel bookings on HotelsCombined for the 2013 Christmas period increased 364 per cent (!) over November and December and it's expected that there will be a similar jump in bookings expected this year.
So, what can we do to help out the travelers in the lead up to this busy travel period? We've put our heads together here at HotelsCombined and have come up with a clever list of the Top Ten Travel Hacks to make your trip this Christmas easy:
3. The Photocopy
Make copies of your passport, plane tickets, birth certificate, health insurance and hotel booking information before you leave. Save these documents as PDFs on your iPad or print them out so that you can access them offline if urgently needed.
5. The Rope
A long, thin piece of rope will prove invaluable, when you can create a makeshift washing line in your hotel room. It's much easier than hanging your dripping clothes over the back of the chair in your hotel room.
9. The Ribbon
Every second person has the same black suitcase. To save yourself from picking up the wrong bag, attach a bright ribbon or sticker to yours. That way you'll be able to spot it from a mile away on the airport conveyor belt.
10. The App
Having the HotelsCombined mobile app on your phone will ensure that you get the best deal possible for your hotel, no matter where you are. It's easy to use, 100 per cent free and you'll be able to find nearby hotels on the go.
Do you have any travel tips or hacks to share? Have we missed any?