Planning a vacation? Getting ready for yet another business trip? Whatever your reasons for travelling and wherever you’re going, great apps can make all the difference. From international calling apps that let you connect even when you’re out of your cell provider’s range to downloadable maps that help you get from point A to point B, travel apps can be your biggest allies when you’re far from home. Here are five worth trying.
Plan flights with Hopper.
There are tons of trip planning apps out there, and most of them have appealing features that help them stand out from the crowd. Hopper distinguishes itself by predicting not just which flights will be most economical, but by helping you decide when to buy so you’ll get the best possible rates. A user-friendly interface eliminates frustration, and customers find comfort in the fact that Hopper is an actual accredited travel agency, not just one of countless middlemen.
It works like this: Download the free , and then use the convenient color-coded calendar to search for the trip you want. Hopper will provide a price prediction and advise you to book or wait. If it’s time to book, you can do so on the app in a matter of clicks, and with no hidden fees. Frequent travelers enjoy added convenience by saving personal and payment details in the secure app for faster booking next time. Quick as a bunny!
Use Viber, stay connected.
Messaging apps are a dime a dozen these days, and let’s face it: Some of them are pretty scary. Others are decent, and a few are real standouts. Viber is one of the best around, as it’s packed with features that add convenience while providing users with opportunities to add fun to everyday communications. The app is free to download on the device(s) of your choice, and many of the features are free to use.
Once you’ve downloaded the Viber app, it syncs with your contacts list for plug and play convenience. You can use the app to send text messages, share videos, enjoy video chats, send photos, and more, all without using any data from your call plan. In fact, this app works even when you’re out of range. So long as you have internet access, you can use it as much as you like. The app also provides cheap international calling so you can talk to friends, family, and colleagues from any internet connection. , The Philippines, China and basically any country you need, is super easy. All calls, videos, and messages are secure, thanks to end-to-end encryption.
Make travel more convenient with TripAdvisor.
Most travelers are familiar with the TripAdvisor website – it’s been around for years, and it’s a treasure trove of information, thanks to honest (and sometimes blunt) reviews from others. TripAdvisor now comes in app form, making it even more convenient to find great meals, decide on lodgings, explore attractions, and much more. Ratings and reviews are front and center, along with photos, price information, and handy maps. The user interface is crisp and clean, making for a pleasant experience whether you choose to add your own photos and reviews or simply see what others have to say.
Find last-minute accommodations with Roomer.
Save money and find a room that meets your needs, even at the last minute? It’s possible with , an app that lets users take advantage of cancelled hotel rooms. And, in the event your own plans fall through, you can sell your accommodations to other Roomer users and recoup some of your losses.
It works like this: A room is listed on the app, and Roomer adds information and images before posting. Once the room is booked, Roomer’s system transfers the name on the reservation, preventing confusion and eliminating legwork for users. All payments are secure, confirmation information is provided, and users check into hotels the same way they usually do.
See the sights with Guides by Lonely Planet.
Wherever you’re headed, it’s possible that Guides by Lonely Planet has helpful information to offer. Instead of taking a chance and simply hoping that you’ll enjoy a park, museum, beach, or local hangout, you can read what the experts have to say and make an educated decision from there. The app includes details for over 150 international destinations, all designed to help you make the most of the time you have available. Even if your chosen location isn’t included, this app makes for great entertainment and can inspire your next trip.
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