10 Useful Travel Apps

Planning for a new travel can be as exhausting for many. There is so much to do from organizing what to take along to where to stay and what to do. But like with other things, travel planning has been made a lot easier thanks to the various travel apps we have now. Today, renting any place, or booking any rooms and deciding on tours and operators is just a click away. Here are some of the useful and probably some of the best travel apps that come handy when you are travelling:


AirBnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.


City Mapper

City Mapper is a transport app built for commuters and their daily needs. It is one single app for all the different use, cases and challenges of city life. It gives the best routing A to B directions that humans actually use in cities. “We’ve built our own tools to help agencies, heroes and superusers add and fix data. This allows us to build our own cities. We believe navigating cities is a utility, so we’ve built tools and widgets that any app or website can integrate to help serve its users,” the app says about it.


Google Maps

Google Maps makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and the information you need to get there. Get there faster with real-time updates. Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions; and catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit information. Google Maps save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures. The app helps you to discover places and explore like a local. It also helps you to find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are. It also helps others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more.


Hopper

Hopper is the award-winning mobile app that doesn’t just let you book flights from your phone, but also tells you when is the best time to buy. No spam. No ads. No pop-ups. No time wasted. Just the confidence that you’re booking smart and saving money. First, search for a trip by tapping dates on the color-coded calendar. Then, get Hopper’s prediction about when your flight will be cheapest. It recommends whether you should wait or book. If it says WAIT, tap the binoculars to watch. Hopper will keep an eye on that trip for you and send you notifications once the prices drop. If Hopper says BUY, choose your flights and book in just a few taps and a swipe. Save your passenger and payment information so future flight booking is even quicker.

Hopper is a new kind of travel company that is reinventing the way people plan travel and book flights by leveraging the power of mobile conversation and big data in the form of trillions of flight prices. Today, Hopper is one of the fastest growing travel apps ever, with over 10 million installs since its launch in 2015. Hopper has been named one of the best apps by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Vogue, Tech Insider, TIME, and more. The app has also received accolades such as Apple’s App Store Best of 2015, the Webby Award for Best Travel App, and Google Play’s Best Apps of 2016.


Hotel Tonight

Hotel Tonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. When hotels have unsold rooms, they load them on the app, which means you get incredible deals. The app screen every hotel featured, and only work with ones you’ll love. By booking on HotelTonight you get the flexibility to play it by ear, while knowing you’ll get a great price and a great place to stay. “Give us ten seconds and we’ll get you a great deal at your soon-to-be favorite hotel. And we’ll turn an average night into a ‘tonight’ you’ll always remember,” that’s the motto of Hotel Tonight.


Kayak

Kayak is a global tech company focused on making online travel better. They search the other travel sites, from online travel agencies to airlines, hotel and rental car websites and show you all the information you need to make the best travel decisions. And because its teams are constantly looking for ways to make travel planning and trip management even easier, Kayak offers a variety of tools and features such as KAYAK Trips, Explore and Price Forecast, along with their award-winning mobile app. KAYAK is a tool that makes your travel problems, solvable. KAYAK is available in over 40 international sites and 20 languages. Each year they process 1.5 billion queries for travel information, and their free mobile app has been downloaded over 40 million times. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of The Priceline Group.


PackPoint

PackPoint is a wonderful. It checks weather so that you do not forget your jacket, umbrella, shorts or sandals. It also builds your custom packing list based on your travel plan like hiking, traveling internationally, swimming, working and traveling with a baby, among others. PackPoint builds your packing list accordingly so you have everything you need for your travels. You can even share your website link with fellow travelers so that they will know what to pack.


Skyscanner

Skyscanner is an award winning site recommended by leading media outlets like The Independent, The Guardian, Which? Travel, and BBC Radio 1, among others. Skyscanner has been consistently found to be comprehensive, fast, and the best way to find cheap flights. They link the customers directly to the travel agent after booking the flights, without any hidden charges and added fees.  Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, fast. Whether you want to go to Tenerife or Tokyo, skyscanner will find low cost flights to get you there. They also find the cheapest hotels and car hire deals.


Trip Advisor

Know better, Book better and Go better is the theme of TripAdvisor – one of the most popular app among travelers. With over 435 million candid traveler reviews, TripAdvisor can help you make the right choice when you shop for hotels, restaurants and attractions. You’ll also find low airfares, free travel guides, worldwide vacation rental listings, popular forums with advice about virtually every destination, and more. When it’s time to book, it can help you save up to 30 percent on hotels, checking 200+ sites to find you today’s lowest prices. And when you’re on your trip, TripAdvisor is your ultimate travel companion.


XE Currency

As the world’s trusted currency authority, XE.com ranks among the top 400 sites in the world. It serves over 22 million unique visitors each month with a variety of tools and services including the XE Currency Converter, forex market analysis, and the XE Currency App which has seen over 40 million downloads. Since 2002, XE Money Transfer has processed more than $10 billion in global payments and served thousands of businesses and individuals. Additionally, the XE Currency Data is used by thousands of businesses from SMEs to Fortune 500 companies.

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