Top Apps for Travellers
Posted on 2017-03-01 by Sean Williamson
We all know that there are apps to help us with almost everything, including planning and enjoying our vacations. From organising your flight and accommodation to deciding what to do while you’re away, there are apps to assist with every aspect of your travels. In fact, something like the Lonely Planet City Guides or Google Trip apps will have everything you need, from maps to currency converters to the best places to visit and stay. You might also want to try Inspirock, which uses your requirements and circumstances to make recommendations and help you plan the perfect trip.
The options are almost endless, and it’s impossible to cover every travel app, but we’ve lined up a good selection here to help get you started. Some apps are self-contained tools that can be downloaded to your phone, while others link to a wider service. Whatever your budget or specific travelling requirements are, you should find these very useful.
- Compare flights online with Skyscanner or Momondo.
- To simplify things, PackPoint takes predicted weather and the planned activities that you specify and gives detailed advice on what clothes to bring.
- If you’re planning different trips or need to manage the travels of your family or another big group, TripCase could be just what you need.
- TripIT also helps you co-ordinate a single master itinerary.
- If you’re entering the United States, consider Nobile Passport to make the airport experience a lot smoother,
Coming and Going
- Airbnb is a good way to find self-catering accommodations that fit into a wide range of prices.
- Airbnb also has a 2-way rating system, meaning that you and your hosts both give feedback on each other. This helps ensure good behaviour on both sides, as does the ranking system that Uber uses
- BringFido will identify appropriate pet-friendly hotels for you.
- Chatnbook allows you to communicate directly with potential hosts.
- Hostelworld links you to hostels in cities all over the world, with verified user reviews.
- If you’d prefer a hotel, Room 77 helps you search and compare the best deals.
- Rome2Rio allows you to plan and book local and long-distance trips, hotel rooms and rental cars.
- Relay Rides, or Turo, allows you to rent cars from people rather than companies and is a little like Airbnb for vehicles.
Activities, Attractions and Itinerary
- You can do a lot of planning before you arrive at your holiday destination with something like TripAdvisor, which is based on user recommendations for restaurants and other activities.
- Happycow is great for finding restaurants that are suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
- To help you plan out walking routes for getting around cities, check out SideKix.
- Uber is still a great way to call a cab and get around locations all over the world.
- If you’re not fluent in the languages of the countries you visit, apps for helping you communicate such as Bravolol and Google Translate can be very helpful.
- Expensify will keep track of all your business trip expenses and then send a report at your request.
- Doing any of the things we’ve mentioned, and playing at your favourite mobile casino, requires Wifi. That’s why so many people love Café Wifi, which allows you to find or tag nearby hotspots all over the world.
- Use Live Trekker to share places and record events so that others can keep up with your travels and so that you have a beautiful record of them.
Apps that Work for You
Don’t let the amount of options available intimidate you; the technology is there to help us. Once you’ve found apps that work for you incorporate them into your travel plans, and use them to streamline your vacation. Remember to use the apps that work for you in your daily life too, such as WhatsApp to stay in touch with everyone!