There are a plethora of travel applications clogging both the Android and Apple app stores these days, which is an issue because most of them are bad. Sorting through the useless apps to find the ones worth installing isn’t the most enjoyable thing you’ll ever do with your phone, but no one wants to pay for useless software.
If you’re planning a vacation, instead of wasting a week of your time installing worthless applications, start with these ten fantastic travel apps:
People who have spent enough time waiting in airports know that it is a miserable experience. They generally fly on budget airlines with long layovers and poor connections, so filthy seats, high-priced Wi-Fi, and lousy food are all too common. The lounges are the only locations that provide some respite, but without a membership or business-class tickets, they are unlikely to stroll about and ask random lounge workers whether they would like to let them in.
The procedure is made easier using LoungeBuddy. Once you add your credit card, airline status, and lounge memberships, the app tells you which lounges you may access at each airport. Even if you don’t have any of those goods, the app will alert you to any free or low-cost lounges. It’s stylish, easy to use, and totally free!
If you’ve ever been inconvenienced by a delayed or cancelled flight or been denied boarding due to overbooking, AirHelp is for you. In such instances, both US and EU legislation give compensation, albeit the details differ. However, it’s a time-consuming procedure, and it appears that only around 1% of passengers who are eligible for compensation receive it.
This software simplifies the procedure and allows you to do it in a matter of minutes while still waiting at the airport. Simply submit your flight details and a few facts about the issue, and the business will handle the rest. They take 25% of the compensation if the claim is successful, and you get the rest.
The Hostelworld app offers everything you’d expect an accommodation booking app to do — searches, descriptions, and filters — and it does so in a stylish way. The full-screen interactive map makes it simple to see if the hostel you like is close enough to where you want to go, and the all-important ratings are only a touch away.
Airbnb allows you to rent individual rooms, couches, or a whole apartment from locals. Because it is a nice balance between hostels and hotels, Airbnb is quite popular. If you stay with local hosts, you’ll enjoy the social aspect of a hostel as well. All of the features of the website are available in the app, but they are at your fingertips. It’s a far more efficient way to communicate with your host.
When it comes to finding inexpensive flights, Skyscanner is the best option. The mobile app analyzes millions of flights from over 1,200 sources and presents you with the best alternatives (whether it’s the cheapest or the most convenient). The helpful chart function allows you to see the cheapest days or months to travel to your destination and notifies you when prices change.
HotelTonight offers incredible last-minute hotel room deals. It’s extremely simple to use, and booking a room doesn’t take long. You may search by city or attraction or on the map and then look at other travelers’ opinions and photographs. It also offers customer service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is the app to use if you’re stuck somewhere and need to find a place to stay quickly.
TripIt assists you in planning your future trip. Simply forward your hotel, restaurant, flight, and car rental confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the information will be immediately transferred to your master itinerary, allowing you to examine all of your forthcoming arrangements at once. If you upgrade to the pro version, the firm will find you alternate routes if your flights are cancelled, as well as send you automated airline warnings regarding flight delays, cancellations, and other issues. This is the ideal app to have if you travel a lot and have a lot of bookings to keep track of.
OpenRice is Asia’s version of Yelp. It displays the most popular restaurants in a city, as well as ratings, menus, and booking numbers. It’s popular in Southeast Asia and a superior alternative to Yelp. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines are all represented. The app gives you access to all of the website’s features.
This is the app for you if you want to cut your lodging costs and meet locals while traveling. Couchsurfing connects you with locals who offer free lodging in their homes to tourists. The lodging is typically not luxurious (thus the name “couch surfing”), but it is free, which will help you stick to your budget. You’ll get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more about the location from someone who truly lives there if you stay with a local.
If you don’t want to stay with a local, you may utilize the Hangouts function to meet up with other tourists or locals for coffee, cocktails, or to go to a museum.
- Wallet on the Trail
Trail Wallet is a simple way to keep track of your trip expenses. People used to have a comparable app, but updating it was too difficult. This app has now surpassed all others. It takes the pain out of keeping track of your expenses. You can categorize your costs by trip or month, create a daily budget, and add expenses quickly. Pull out your iPhone when you get a bill or a receipt, use the Quick Add screen to add the amount, and you’re done.