5 Essential Travel Apps

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5 Essential Travel Apps

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Jan 24, 2016 —  As technology has become more advanced, smartphones have enabled us to have everything we could possibly ever need - right in our pockets. With more than 1.2 million apps in the app store there really is ‘an app for everything!’

The benefit of this when you travel is, that rather than having scraps of paper and documents everywhere that you could potentially lose, everything is at your fingertips and available with the simple touch of a button.

These apps are a benefit to both the travel industry and those travelling, as it enables the user to quickly and easily book tickets, make hotel reservations, access banks, find the tourist hotspots and so on. 

So, if you are off on your travels you may want to delete those apps you never use and replace them with these five essential travel apps instead:

1. Skyscanner

Skyscanner is the perfect way to find the flights you need on the go, enabling you to search, compare and book to get the best price possible. With millions of flights available to search through - from hundreds of airlines - instantly and for free, it has never been easier to book your flights. You can also save routes and get notified of any price changes so you never miss a price drop for your trip.

2. Airbnb

With over 600,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb enables you to find the world’s most interesting places to stay, right at your fingertips. Plus, luxury accommodation in a central location can be discovered at a price to suit the budget conscious traveller.

3. Citymapper 

This transport app makes complex cities easy to navigate! The A to B journey planner with ETA includes all modes of transport, real-time departures, transport maps, line status, real-time disruption alerts and much more. It is currently available in 30 cities worldwide.

4. TripIt

This app is ideal for organizing your travel plans in one place. Simply forward your confirmation e-mails to [email protected] and TripIt will automatically transform your emails into a master itinerary for every trip so all your plans are together. You can then view your itinerary on any device, anytime – even when you are offline.

5. Google Translate

One of the trickiest parts of travelling is overcoming the language barrier. In many countries you will find an English translation next to the words on a sign or menu, for example. And perhaps you are fluent or have a basic understanding of another language yourself  – but what do you do if you don’t? What do you do when you come across a word that you really need to know but have no idea what it says? You use Google translate, of course! With this app you simply hold your camera up to the word and Google will translate it for you instantly.

If your screen is cracked, meaning you are unable to make full use of these apps, Lovefone can fix it quickly and easily, so your phone will be as good as new just in time for your travels! 

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