In the past, travelling can be a stressful affair. You get lost; you can’t contact anyone back home; you can’t communicate, and a ton of other issues. Thankfully, technology has developed to alleviate these challenges. Of course, it doesn’t mean problems don’t happen, but with some handy applications, you can find your way out pretty easily. After being in the holiday villa business for quite some time, we know just what you need to make your trip fuss-free.
- Skyscanner: As the name suggests, Skyscanner scans the “sky” and helps you compare the price of different airlines. Now, the application has expanded the scope to hotels and car rentals as well.
- Hopper: Hopper prides itself on being able to find the cheapest flights for you. The application let you know the best dates to book a flight as well as the peak travel period.
- com: Started in 1996, Booking.com now has mobile applications, giving you access to over 1 million properties in the portfolio. You will find information about the hotels, their facilities and promotions.
- Airbnb: If you are looking for an alternative to hotels, Airbnb is the best option, giving you access to millions of apartments, bungalows, chalets, cabins and villas around the world.
- Hotel Tonight: If you find yourself needing a last-minute hotel, this app will help you search for available hotels and the best rates.
- Tripadvisor: Not sure what to do, where to eat at a new destination? Don’t worry, Tripadvisor is your idea bank. You will find opinions of those who have been there, done that. They will let you know what you can do in the trip.
- Google Trips: The application synchronises with your Google account, so you will have all information in one place. The application also gives information on points of interests, transportation, food and more to help you plan the trip easily.
- CityMapper: This application makes it simple to search for direction and public transport. Simply indicate your location and destination, it will automatically calculate how to get there, the distance and time it will take based on the means of transport.
- Maps or Google Map: Having a digital map comes in handy when you need to locate where you are at and find the right direction to your destination. Apple’s Maps or Google Map are two of the most popular map applications, and they work well.
- Google Offline Map: While you are out exploring the world, chances are that you don’t always have access to the internet to use your map. Hence, it’s convenient and practical to have an offline map in your device. Google Offline Map is our go-to option.
- XE Currency: While it’s probably not the most beautiful application out there, XE Currency is always up-to-date with the latest exchange rate and helps you calculate the exchange in a few simple steps.
- Google Translate: Although it may not be the perfect translator, the application can still help you communicate when necessary.