Planning your next getaway? Whether you are putting the pieces together for your next trip or have just landed, mobile apps can serve as a great way to ease the burden of travel planning. As the mobile app industry continues to grow, dozens of helpful apps are available at your disposal to assist with everything from booking flights and hotels, to providing you tips, warnings, and advice for your next adventure. Below are a few must-have apps to download this year.
If you are searching for the best flight deals, the Hopper is a must have app. By using advanced science date, Hopper predicts the best times to purchase flights and hotels. Sign up and receive push notifications to your phone when Hopper finds the best deal for your trip. Save up to 40% on your next flight with Hopper and book with ease.
Download the Airbnb app to connect with hundreds of accommodations around the world. Whether you would like to book a house, apartment, or only a spare room, Airbnb connects travelers with hosts who rent out their space. It is often much cheaper than booking a hotel and can give you a more authentic experience of the city you are visiting.
Never again will you fear about forgetting something on vacation. Packpoint is a useful pack list app that ensures you are fully prepared for your next trip. Select the activities you’ll be doing on your trip, and Packpoint will check the weather and create a custom packing list for you. You can edit the list as you like and even share it with others who may be traveling with you.
It can be a challenge figuring out transportation in a new area. Citymapper can help with that by providing a comprehensive list of public transportation option and routes at your destination. Connect with ridesharing services or get updates on the local bus, subway, and train times. Users love the option to receive alerts when you stop arrives, which can be extremely beneficial in an unknown area.
Calculating currency conversions can cause headaches for international travelers. Download XE Currency to stay up to date on currency conversions and easily map out how much money you’ll need for various purchases. It takes the guesswork out of how much something costs, and can be an extremely useful calculator to have on hand.
Google Translate is an excellent app to have with you, especially if you are traveling out of the country. The app can translate 103 different languages by typing and can be set to a conversational mode in 32 languages, allowing real-time translations of conversations. You can also utilize the camera on your phone to translate text on signs, menu’s, and more.