Top 10 travel apps for the digitally-savvy traveller
It’s that time of year again. Classes are wrapping up, Memorial Day has come and gone, and many of us are dreaming of lazy pool days and sipping margaritas on the beach.
For the digitally-savvy traveller, going on holiday isn’t necessarily about unplugging from technology but rather making the most of the experience. With this in mind, we’ve identified the Top 10 Travel Apps to help you make your trip this summer smarter, simpler, more memorable and even find some hidden gems along the way! So check out our tips below and if you are looking for some additional free internet options whilst you’re at it, why not browse this fresh guide!
The apps we’ve outlined below will help you with everything from navigation to finding the best hotspots and meeting the locals – so get downloading!
Last minute transportation can be hassle! GoEuro lets users compare buses, trains and flight prices through one search option across Europe. The app has over 46,000 routes offered and partners with leading transportation carriers like National Express, Eurostar and EasyJet.
Eating out is great, but dining in with locals is even better when traveling. VizEat is a brilliant social dining platform that offers travelers an opportunity to have an authentic meal in-home in 60 countries worldwide with a local host.
Hailo is designed to ease the process for hailing a taxi ride by allowing app users to set their pickup location and select a car of their choice. Payments are given via the app and quote estimations are offered to the user before selecting a car option.
A must-have travel companion, Google Translate assists in translating 90 languages through text and audio features. This is an ideal app to have when your pocket dictionary gets too bulky for the trip.
5. WiFi Map
When traveling abroad, internet access has become a popular request for travelers to check in, update friends or family and discover their next adventure. WiFi Map helps identify free hotspots in 95 countries across the globe for easy access to a WiFi connection.
Designed to make your travel plans more organized, TripIt allows you to forward your travel confirmation emails to the app, aggregating your plans into a daily itinerary.
Figuring out travel accommodations and flights are one portion of the travel puzzle. The TimeOut app helps on-the-go travelers to discover the best events and places to go on your trip.
A ride sharing service that connects drivers with empty seat to passengers who need a ride. Covering 22 countries BlaBlaCar has 25 million members and is estimated to save £216 million for its drivers every year. The app has over 15 million downloads.
Navmii is a free smart navigation and traffic app for drivers that cleverly provides offline apps too so you don’t get caught out with those hefty data roaming charges. Installed on over 24 million devices, Navmii helps people to navigate through life and find local businesses and points of interest.
Hostmaker takes the hassle out of Airbnb hosting: providing hotel-style cleaning services, linen rental and welcome packs for arriving guests as well as profile management services for hosts. With Hostmaker, listing, pricing and guest communication are all taken care of for you, so while you’re away you can make your home pay for your time away and rest easy that is in safe hands – and make your pay for your time away!