Travel apps

Travel apps


Whether you’re a year-round traveller or just like to take a small holiday now and then, having some great travel apps ready and handy can make all of your trips even better. Travel apps can help you with everything from planning out your flights and hotels, to scouting out the best restaurants in town. Below are some of the most downloaded and used apps for people who are planning to jet.

Hotel Booker

Hotel Booker

Hotel Booker allows you to search for hotels for a specific date, and compare prices of different ones. You can even book straight from the app! Whether you’re travelling to Shanghai or France, this app is a great one to have on hand when planning a trip – especially on a budget! It can also help you when browsing travel deal sites – seeing whether that ‘deal’ is really a good rate.

TripIt

TripIt

TripIt is a mobile app for the iPhone and iPad. It makes planning out your trip simple by helping you get organised. You simply forward them your trip itineraries and they do all the rest. They will make you a full schedule; notify you of any flight changes or delays, as well as changes with any other travel arrangements. This saves you a lot of trouble while waiting for your takeoff day! No worrying about checking the airlines website frequently or having to listen for weather or trip advisories.

Around Me

Around Me

This neat little app can help you when you’re stranded without a place to eat – something that happens to a lot of travellers taking walking tours by themselves. The app uses your iPhones GPS system to find restaurants, cinemas, cafes, shops and (of course!) Apple stores nearby. This is a must-have if you’re going somewhere you’ve never been before.

TripAdvisor City Guides

TripAdvisor City Guides

TripAdvisor makes an app that provides some free guides to the world’s most travelled-to cities. Beijing, Cape Town, London, and Rio de Janeiro – they’re all included. The great thing is that the apps can be completely downloaded and used offline, so they won’t eat up your data! You can take walking tours guided by experts and even create a personal trip journal, making a neat virtual scrapbook as you go.

Live Traffic Info

Live Traffic Info

When you’re planning a nice, calm road trip, the last thing you need is to get stuck in a traffic jam on your way to that eatery you couldn’t wait to try. Using this app, you can quickly check if there are any delays, accidents or detours going on, and plan your day accordingly. The official Highways Agency app, it’s always a reliable source!

XE Currency

XE Currency

Another aspect of your trip that you may not always plan for is having to get extra money changed at some point during your stay. By using this handy app, you’ll always have the best currency conversions with the latest rates and market numbers. That way you’ll always know if you are getting a good rate at the bank or exchange centre, This is especially important in countries where the exchanges are known to sometimes be shady!

Date posted: 27th April, 2015

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