Whether you’re travelling abroad or just visiting new towns in your country, there are a lot of free apps to help you get the most from your next trip. Check out this list of amazing travel app
By Salma Khalid Khan
Traveling to new places can be both fun and exciting but it can also be frustrating at times. But the digital era of smartphones has made travelling much easier. Wherever you go, your closest friend and guide, your smartphone is with you. Travel Apps can provide detailed information about the direction, destination, hotels, restaurants and almost everything, on your fingertips no matter where you are.
To make travel easier, we have selected top 10 Travel Apps to guide you on your next vacation whether you are taking a trip abroad or roaming around your own country/city.
TripAdvisor is one of the largest travel website in the world, with more than 60 million members and over 200 million reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world to help you plan your perfect trip with your friends and family. The Tripadvisor mobile app is free and easy to use. TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, restaurants and fun things to do. This app helps you to discover cool things to do and places to visit in any destination. You can also add your photos and reviews on the app to facilitate other adventurers. There is an option Near Me Now to discover options near you. If you know you want to go to a specific place but don’t know how to get there, where to stay, or what to do, TripAdvisor will help walk you through that process as well.
TripIt is a smartphone travel app that almost no needs any introduction. Many of you use this app before planning your trip. TripIt is a travel organizer which keeps all your travel plans in one place and accesses your itineraries anytime, on any device. You can enjoy hassle free travel experience with TripIt as this App simply combines all of your travel confirmations, tickets, hotel bookings, rent a car reservations, and the rest in one simple view. Register for a free account at TripIt and start forwarding travel plan confirmation email messages from “virtually any” online travel site to plans @tripit.com, and the web service will parse out dates, times and locations and generate your itinerary with lots of additional information, like a calendar, photos, weather, maps, online check-in links and even collaboration with fellow travelers.With the app, your itinerary is as close as your mobile device. You can even access your itinerary offline, while in flight or to avoid roaming charges when traveling abroad.
Skyscanner is a global search engine that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire. The service is free to users and directs you to the airline, hotel, car hire provider or travel agency to complete the booking process. The site is multilingual, offering flight searches in over 30 languages. For the best flight deals, select ‘Everywhere’ in the destination box and Skyscanner will inspire you with great prices to destinations around the world. Simply enter your destination and your travel dates, and find out all the available hotel rooms and rates. This app also offers car rental services where you can sort cars by daily rental price and also learn about hidden charges and mandatory taxes.
WorldMate is a fantastic substitute for personal travel assistance. As you begin to use WorldMate for more trips it will generate recommendations based on your past travel history and personal preferences. This app provides deal on 100,000 hotels located all over the world. The best part is that the app updates your travel information by providing alerts that inform you of delayed flights, changed date and cancellation. Some of the other travel tools that can be used on WorldMate are currency converter, tip calculator, calendar sync, weather forecast and my connections. The My Connections travel tool allows you to connect the WorldMate app with your LinkedIn account. If you’re a road warrior who demands the highest level of service, consider upgrading to WorldMate Gold for only $9.99/year.
Foursquare is one of the best travelling apps. It is an ultimate city guide which is always in your pocket. You can easily and swiftly search the best places to eat, drink, shop and visit in any city in the world via this app. It is also a possible to search an area just by entering the name of the location. Best part of this app is ‘Tastes’ as it has a defined list of tastes in particular food items. Users can change their tastes anytime and can add and remove items easily. Looking for a restaurant around noon? Foursquare will show you the best spots for lunch. Found a pastry shop to try but can’t decide what to get? Read the recommendations by fellow users to see what’s popular.
Airbnb is an interesting travel app; you can discover thousands of places to stay in 190 countries and more than 34000 cities easily. All you have to do is enter your destination and travel dates into the search bar to discover distinctive places to stay, anywhere in the world. You can operate this app by entering the name of the city name and get all the properties in and nearby your desired location. The listing option shows you headline, location, reviews including property details, description, photos and information about the host. You can add them to your wish list to share with your friends.
Citymapper is one of the best travel apps which is quite easy to use. Citymapper provides travel options according to time, cost and even energy expended. It is a public transport app which helps you to find best route of metro, subway, Uber, rail, ferry etc. You easily save frequently used places, stops and stations. This app is available in 29 cities. It offers real time departures, disruption alerts and journey information planner than Google. You can create your own customs bookmarks for other places you visit regularly.
Want to record and share your travels through gorgeous maps? Then LiveTrekker is the best travel app which offers you a wide array of rich digital media to share the details of your travel with the whole world. This app allows you to search through your memories with search facility which makes it incredibly easy to quickly find what you’re looking for by searching according to location, time, keywords, and so on. You can easily add media to your travel journals such as images and videos and can also remove, and edit content with just a few taps.
Yelp app is probably one of the best app available with lots of updates and reviews by growing community of locals. Yelp is a really good way to find out where to eat, drink and shop around the surroundings. You can easily search places nearby, you can read or add reviews and photos. This app has a feature of filters which tell you about price, distance, about sitting (indoor/outdoor), free Wi-Fi and opening hours of your destination. Yelp has one cool feature that if you hold your smartphone in any direction then it identifies all restaurants in that area. In simple words, this app has good local knowledge about everything.
Tripcase is an intelligent mobile app for travellers who love travelling all around the world. It guides you every stage of your trip. TripCase lets you manage flight itineraries, hotel bookings, and rental car reservations in one app. This app is best for business travellers. Before managing your trip just go to Tripcase and search the place you are travellign to and add your reservations and share your trip with your friends. At the airport you can view flight information with this app and also locate seat on the plane. Later, you can quickly access directions or request an Uber ride to get to your next destination.