11 Most Useful Travel Apps

Are you looking for applications that are perfect for traveling? If that’s the case, you’ve arrived to the right spot. It can cause a bit of stress, sorting what travels apps are useful and which are not. This blog is going to list the most useful travel apps for your smartphone.

So, without further ado let’s get started

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LoungeBuddy

When you don’t know any place to lounge in, there’s a huge chance you will waste time sitting at airports. Because I frequently fly on budget airlines with long layovers and poor connections, unclean seats, costly Wi-Fi, and awful food are all too common in my life.

Most of the time, lounges are only available when you have a lounge membership or business-class ticket. If you have one of them, that’s fantastic.  You can just provide your details on “LoungeBuddy” app and it will direct you to the appropriate lounge areas fitting to your members.

On the other hand, if you do not own any membership, don’t fret for it can locate you available FREE lounge areas so you don’t get bored sitting at the airport.

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It’s stylish, simple to use, and completely free!

Hostelworld

One of the handiest applications when traveling is the “Hostelworld”, it provides everything you’d need in terms of accommodation and hotel bookings. To add, this app is super user-friendly with searches, descriptions, and filter options.

It’s such a huge plus that the “Hostelworld” app has a simple, full-screen interactive map which makes it easier for you to find places you want to go. If you wish to check the important reviews of each hotel, you can easily tap away and read them.

Airbnb

I personally like this app for you can connect with the locals and ask them to book a hostel or a hotel for you. Airbnb gives you that social side where you can connect to local hosts and allow them to help you rent a complete apartment.

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Skyscanner

Skyscanner is the best app when it comes to finding then booking cheap flights. It can easily provide millions of flights to choose from and comes from over 1,2000 sources that allow you have the best options. The handy chart feature will help you find the cheapest deals to your desired destination.

The Skyscanner app can be downloaded here.

AirHelp

If you’ve ever been personally affected by a delayed or cancelled flight, or been denied boarding due to overbooking, AirHelp is for you. In such circumstances, both US and EU legislation give compensation, while the details differ. However, it’s a time-consuming process, and it seems that only about 1% of passengers who are eligible to compensation receive it.

This application simplifies the process and allows you to do it in a matter of minutes while still waiting at the airport. Simply supply your travel information and a few details about the issue, and the organization will handle the rest. If the claim is accepted, they take 25% of the reimbursement and you get the rest. You’ll also get a referral incentive if you refer anyone else on your flight to the firm.

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TripIt

TripIt assists you in planning your upcoming trip. Simply email your hotel, restaurant, flight, and car rental confirmation emails and the information will be automatically added to your master itinerary, allowing you to examine all of your forthcoming arrangements at once. If you upgrade to the pro version, the service will seek alternate routes for you if your flights are rescheduled, as well as provide you automated airline alerts regarding flight delays, cancellations, and other interruptions. If you travel regularly and have a lot of reservations to keep track of, this is the app for you.

OpenRice

OpenRice is Asia’s version of Yelp. It lists the most popular restaurants in a city, together with ratings, menus, and booking details. It’s popular in Southeast Asia and a better alternative to Yelp. The following countries are represented: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.  The app offers you access to all of the website’s features.

Couchsurfing

This is the app for you if you want to reduce your hotel costs and meet locals while travelling. Couchsurfing links you with locals who offer free lodging in their homes to guests. The lodging is usually not fancy (thus the name “couch” surfing), but it is free, which will help you stick to your budget. If you stay with a local, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover more about the area from someone who lives and works there.

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If you don’t want to stay with a local, you can utilise the Hangouts option to meet up with other tourists or locals for coffee, cocktails, or to go to a museum. It’s a fantastic method for single travellers to meet new people and interact. Every budget traveller should get this app.

HotelTonight

HotelTonight offers incredible last-minute hotel room savings. It’s incredibly simple to use, and reserving a room doesn’t take long. You can search by city, attraction, or area on the map, then read comments and see photos from other travellers. It also provides customer service that is available 24/7. This is the app I use when I’m stuck somewhere and need to find a hotel at the last minute.

Day Use

If you’re stuck in the middle of a long layover, Dayuse can get you into a hotel room for a few hours for up to 75% less than the regular overnight rate. If you catch an earlier flight, the software works with 5,500 hotels in 25 countries and allows you to cancel your reservation for free. Payments are done when you arrive, and options include everything from corporate hotels to spa retreats. For the period of stay, you will have accessibility to all of the hotel’s amenities.

 

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Flush

Finding a public restroom, especially in a new location, can be challenging. Flush comes in handy in this circumstance. The app contains a database of over 200,000 toilets and can instantly locate bathrooms in the area. You may use the app even if you don’t have access to the internet, and it will tell you if a restroom costs a price.

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