Planning a trip can sometimes be challenging and stressful, but thanks to smartphone apps, now you can have travel agencies, guidebooks, maps and concierges all packed up in a single device! They can make your life so much easier, especially if you’re visiting a foreign country. Do not miss these travel awesome apps!
From booking tickets, accommodations, and packing to finding the best restaurant in the city and chatting with the locals — here are some of the best travel apps for every digital-savvy traveler.
Find the perfect flight deals
Apps such as Skyscanner or Hopper will help you look for the most affordable domestic and international flights by comparing prices across millions of flights and hundreds of airlines. They allow you to filter your search by airline, cabin class, price or takeoff and landing time. Thanks to its predictive algorithms, Hopper app notifies you when your flights will be cheapest so you’ll know whether it’s worth to buy a ticket now or wait for the better deal.
Best accommodations anywhere
Airbnb is probably the most popular app for finding unique accommodations worldwide. Airbnb covers a wide range of prices in more than 34,000 cities across almost 200 countries, which leaves you a plenty of choice even if you are a flexible traveller. For those who need a last-minute deal, Hotel Tonight is a reliable service that will help you book a hotel in under 10 seconds! This app offers hotels with discounts on empty rooms and provides you with a 24/7 customer service.
Packing made easy with Packpoint app
Make sure you never forget anything the next time you’re planning a trip. Instead of packing in a rush, download this free application first. Answer a few simple questions about your trip, and Packpoint will generate a packing list based on the time of year, your destination and the activities you are planning to do. It doesn’t get easier than this!
Google Trips app for a customized city guide
Google’s new travel app makes it so much easier to plan and organize your trips by syncing information from all your Google accounts. Google Trips app allows you to bundle reservations, find nearby attractions, customize daily itineraries, get recommendations based on your search history and then it creates personalized city guides. The best thing about it— Google Trips app can be accessed offline!
Convert any currency in seconds
XE Currency Converter app is a must-have on any traveller’s smartphone. The app is very easy to use and it helps you track multiple currencies. It’s always up to date with the latest conversion rates. Moreover, it is user friendly and doesn’t require a constant data connection.
Find your way around with CityMaps2Go and WALC apps
For those who want to make the most of their trip and sightseeing, CityMaps2Go app is an absolute favorite. Once you input your desired travel destinations, you can review what stops are close together and plan accordingly. Since it doesn’t require any data or roaming, you can access your maps during your trip whenever you need. It’s also a great way to help you learn the city you’re visiting. Another cool app called Walc offers turn-by-turn navigation using visible cues (turn right at the Starbucks) crowdsourced by the Walc community. The app also offers nearby recommendations for restaurants, attractions and other travel services.
Understand everything thanks to Google Translate app
With this simple translator, you will have no fear of getting lost in translation, wherever you are! For years Google Translate has been helping travelers interact in 103 different languages just by speaking into the phone and instantly having your words translated to a foreign language. Thanks to the latest WordLens feature, now you can hold your camera up to text – such as a sign, or a menu – and Google will translate it for you instantly.
Do not forget to pack your travel toothbrush!