8 of the best travel apps
Growing expectations for a seamless travel experience can make planning a trip stressful. Luckily, smartphones are the perfect tool for the digital savvy jet-setter. Helpful travel apps are invaluable both pre-travel for making bookings and during your stay to overcome language barriers and sourcing nearby places.
To ensure you don’t fret over your next trip, we’ve rounded up 8 top apps within the travel industry.
Hopper – for booking flights and accommodation
This smart booking app not only tells you the cost of flights and accommodation, but also when to book to avail of the biggest savings. It’s simple; search for a flight or hotel and Hopper lets you know whether to buy or wait. When waiting is advised, they’ll notify you when the price drops. With 95% accuracy, booking with Hopper is easy, secure and ensures you’re getting the best possible travel deal.
Airbnb – for accommodation
If you’re looking for an authentic travel experience, Airbnb helps you find the perfect place to stay, either with a local or their home. With over 800,000 listings to choose from, booking is simple and secure. It’s simple to use too; enter your dates, select the number of guests, read reviews and house rules to find the best fit for your preferences.
Citymapper – for transport
The ultimate transport app, Citymapper is now available in over 35 urban areas around the world. The comprehensive tool offers the quickest way to get to your destination using multiple transport options. There’s some cool features included, with disruption alerts, real-time departures and notifications to get off (handy when you’re travelling around a new location!)
Google Trips – for travel itineraries
It’s time to bin your print outs and hardback travel folder to go digital. Google Trips is the perfect app for storing and organising important travel documents and reservations straight from your emails. Easily browse Google’s suggested day trips, restaurant recommendations and must-see attractions. The app works offline too, so you don’t have to worry about poor Wi-Fi connections!
TunnelBear – for internet security
Do you use online streaming services or random Wi-Fi spots abroad? Keep your internet connections secure on your travels by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to hide your IP address and location. Tunnel Bear is a great app for keeping your internet connection safe through an encrypted tunnel to locations around the world. Certainly one of the best travel apps for going on holiday.
Accuweather – for weather
Whether you’re looking for long term forecasts or live rain updates, Accuweather will keep you in the know wherever you travel. Predict what you can expect before jetting off to ensure you make the most of each day, regardless of the conditions. Track temperatures, severe weather alerts, precipitation and receive localised minute by minute updates straight to your device.
AroundMe – for finding nearby places
Quickly find out information about your surroundings with this smart travel app. AroundMe identifies your location and allows you to choose from various categories to the find the closest restaurants, ATMs, nightclubs, hospitals and shops. This quick and accurate app tells you the distance and route to your chosen destination, perfect when visiting a new area.
Google Translate – for translations
Have you ever struggled to understand a menu on holidays? Fret no more, Google Translate is a practical app to quickly translate day – to- day words and phrases while on your travels. Hold your camera up to a sign, import photos for high quality translations and translate without internet connections on the go.