Summer is just around the corner and with it comes vacation season! This year the desire to travel is huge, but inflation concerns might make big trips seem out of reach. This year, maybe more than other years, maybe you’re keeping an eye on your bottom line. And since hotels are one of the largest expenses for a vacation, we offer choices to help you manage costs. For frugal travelers, has a great option to make hotels (and flights for that matter) just a little more affordable – monthly payments!How do monthly payments work for hotel bookings?It’s simple. You can shop for hotels, and when you get to the payment page just click on the “monthly payments” option. You can also prequalify for a “travel budget” so you know in advance how much you can afford. Customers who prequalify have 21 days to commit to monthly payments for travel.What reasons do travelers use monthly payments to pre-qualify for hotels?Why would you consider prequalifying yourself for a summer travel budget? Perhaps you don’t have a credit card, or would prefer to not use one for these up front travel costs. You might be planning a trip, but have some research to do and don’t want to buy just yet. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a big trip to Europe this year, but can’t seem to crunch the numbers in an affordable way.When you can’t afford to pay for your tickets in one transaction, consider booking monthly payments. Planning would be less stressful if you could defer a large purchase, and breaking it up into smaller pieces with a specified budget in mind can help! And finally, some travelers know what they can afford each month and would prefer to work from an overall budget based on a specific monthly payment amount up front.To see if you qualify, just click on the “Pay Over Time” green button on the upper right corner of our home page. You’ll be taken to our finance partner, Affirm, who’ll help you determine your travel budget amount. You’ll then provide five simple pieces of information (most credit decisions only require your name, phone number, email address, date of birth and the last four digits of your social security number). The credit decision can be made (in most instances) within seconds.Once you’ve been approved for a travel budget amount, you have 21 days to build out your trip. A trip can include accommodation and/or flights. As a traveler adds to the itinerary, the cost will be deducted from your total travel budget – in that way, you’ll always have a running total of what you have left to spend in your “account” with us.What terms can you get when you buy now and pay later?After a trip is planned, you’ll be given the choice of spreading out costs over 3, 6 or 12 monthly installments at 10-36% APR. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $65/mo over 12 months at 20% APR*. Monthly payments for travel are shown in dollars instead of hard-to-calculate percentages. This way,  travelers will never pay a dollar more than what they agree to at checkout.We look forward to helping you make your summer plans affordable and possible this year. Happy travels!Hotel Search