Must-have travel apps for your next trip


Other than promo fares, another reason people today are so fond of traveling is the rise of travels apps. It is no longer a problem if you don’t have a relative or friend residing in that city you want to visit. Now, you can book your accommodation, land or sea transportation, and even activities and entrance to theme parks by just lifting a finger, literally. You can plan and organize everything months before your flight to make sure that all is set when you arrive. Continue reading this article to know the must-have travel apps for your next trip.

Accommodation

There are many apps that can help you find the best-priced hotel in the city, such as Booking.com, Agoda, Trivago, AirBnb, and Hotels.com. These four let you compare prices conveniently and present discounts to guide you in your choice. But, the price isn’t the only thing that matters, right? You need to check the inclusions (breakfast, access to indoor facilities, and airport shuttle services) and choose the one in the best location. These apps we’ve discussed can definitely help you with this.

Itinerary

Yes, spontaneity is awesome, but you still need an itinerary to save time (unless you plan to stay in that city for a month). This is especially helpful if you’re traveling with friends and hoping for coordination. A schedule ensures you’d be able to visit all the spots in the city worth seeing and you wouldn’t waste time. Find an itinerary maker app that’s easy to share and edit. You may try the following: Travefy, TripIt, RoutePerfect, TravelMap, or Visit A City.

Navigation

Getting lost is the ultimate trip bummer. It can eat up your time, money, and energy. So, before you go on your next trip, make sure that you’ve downloaded navigation apps you may access offline. The ones available today don’t just show you the way but also guide you in commuting. Go for Google Maps, Waze, and Rome2Rio.

Transportation

Now you know which way to go with your navigation apps. The next thing is finding a ride to get your destination. Still, Grab is the most popular in the Philippines and Uber in the other parts of the world. There are places where you’d have to ride a private van or train. You can count on Klook for this - it also displays how much you’d have to pay and offers card payments.

Activities

Your trip wouldn’t be complete without some activities. Download Klook or Kkday if you’re traveling overseas and want to buy yourself entrance tickets to amusement parks or famous landmarks already. They offer tour packages that help you save and see more. Klook even offers island hopping boat services in local beaches like Palawan and Boracay. Such a gift to travelers, right?  

Food

It wouldn’t be fun anymore if you go hungry. After a day of walking and fun activities, locate the nearest restaurants using Booky, Eatigo, and Zomato. You can check the menu, call the restaurant to reserve seats or ask about dish availability. What’s more is that these apps offer discounts and show ratings to guide foodies in choosing. They also have pictures!

Translator

No time to study the local dialect/language? No problem. Download a translator app for yourself and save yourself from getting lost - literally and figuratively. There are iTranslate Voice 3, ripLingo, MyLingo, SignAloud, Google Translate, and Speak & Translate among many others. The locals would surely love it when they hear you greet them in Bisaya even by just using your app.

Appreciate the fact you live at a time when mobile devices and internet make everything accessible and travel definitely more fun and easier. It doesn’t matter now whether you’re traveling with the whole family or by yourself. With the right apps, you can easily find a hotel, start an itinerary, access maps, and reserve a seat in a scheduled train. Add to this list booking activities, locating nearby restaurants (with reviews by customers), and being able to communicate with locals. So go, see what the world has to offer and pick a city you’d want to live in when you finally decide to retire.

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