Are you planning a trip or vacation? There are hundreds of travel apps that you can use to make your trip planning and vacation experience go smoothly. In fact, there are so many that you may not know where to start. Here are our top ten favorite travel apps to use in 2018.
1.) Hotel Tonight
Need a hotel room last-minute? Hotel Tonight works with its various partners to bring you low prices on hotel room vacancies. You can’t use this app to book too far in advance and you’ll often get the best deals for same-day bookings.
Skyscanner will get you cheap flights, hotels, and rental cars without much effort. You’ll be able to view the cheapest times to fly, get price drop alerts, and find deals on flights to specific locations using this simple, intuitive app.
Hopper is similar to Skyscanner, but it focuses on whether you should book a flight now or wait for the price to drop. Hopper will inform you of the best time to book your flight via push notification if you allow it to.
4.) Google Translate
No language translation app is perfect, of course, but Google Translate can help you navigate a foreign country easier than going without translation. Especially in case of emergencies, it’s important to have some way to get a message across in whatever the local language is.
WhatsApp is a messaging app popular in many countries. Often used in place of SMS, WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion monthly users, so it’s highly likely that people you meet during international travel have WhatsApp.
Find interesting restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and things to do at your destination. You can use TimeOut to create a customized travel guide for your trip. Some cities have more included in the app than others and not all cities are supported, but if you’re traveling to a major city this app is worth a look.
TripAdvisor is one of the most popular travel websites in the world. You can use TripAdvisor to compare prices on hotels or to view and add reviews for thousands of eateries, hotels, rentals, and things to do.
8.) Google Maps
Google Maps is possibly the quintessential travel app. Whether your trip brings you a few hundred miles away or a few thousand, Google Maps will provide you with easy-to-follow directions to destinations worldwide.
9.) Mobile Passport
This app will save you major time in the customs line if you’re traveling to the U.S. through specific airports. All you have to do is scan your passport and you’re good to go. Mobile Passport is authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection – check to see whether your airport supports the app.
Creating a packing list for a trip can be tedious whether you rarely travel or you travel often. PackPoint will automatically generate a customized list of essentials based on the expected weather at your destination and what you plan to do there. It begins with a general list of basics and will add items based on the activities you have planned.