BEST TRAVEL APPS
Kiwi is a travel to make the most of your travel. With this app, you can easily book flights, from one-way, round-trip, or multicity itineraries and take care of your basic bookings such as flight, car rental, and hotels.
The added value of this app is you can get information on destinations but also airports services (luggage storage, ATMs, lounges, restaurants…)
Skyscanner is the 3-in-1 travel app to search travel apps to find the best cheap flights, hotels, and car hire all in one place.
You can also get the latest update on COVID-19 travel entry restrictions to help you navigate and find the right destination for your next adventure.
Flights prices always fluctuate, and it can be complicated to know if you should wait or book now. Well, Hopper can really help with this with its price-monitoring feature, by predicting the best moment to get the cheapest fares from more than 250 airlines, with up to 40% Off. The app also offers alerts on airfare flash sales.
CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
Travello is a free social media for travellers. This app is not just brilliant to connect with other travellers all around the world, but also to share travel tips, recommendations, and photos. Solo travellers can join groups to meet other travellers in specific destinations. There are also often online travel meetups.
If you are a foodie, Eatwith is definitely for you!
Eatwith is such a cool app to connect with culture through food! The app allows you to dine at local homes and meet and engage with locals while having a great time. Menus are shared on the app so you can choose where you want to eat according to what you are fancy. Hosts also list the languages they speak and the ingredients.
These food experiences are such fantastic opportunities to meet locals, eat like a local and enjoy the quality and authentic meals at local homes or restaurants recommended by locals.
If you look to stay at local homes and meet other travellers from all around the world this app is what you need. It allows you to stay with amazing locals, make lifelong travel friends, and also host travellers coming to your hometown.
If you have a long layover and you look for a place to rest for a few hours, Dayuse is for you. Dayuse allows you to book a hotel room for a few hours at discounted prices (up to 75% OFF), but also get full use of the hotel’s facilities and amenities. The app features over 5000 hotels in 23 destinations. The good thing is that you can cancel for free at the last minute.
- Hotel Tonight
Hotel Tonight offers last-minute deals and exclusive offers on a large range of boutique hotels all around the world. The app is super easy so you can make your booking in a few seconds.
Booking.com is the largest booking platform when it comes to accommodations, with millions of listings. It allows booking your stay in 10 seconds. On the app, you have access to a large choice: Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, apartments, hostels, vacation rentals, resorts, motels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and apartments. You also have a free cancellation option on most accommodations.
The app offers exclusive deals and mobile-only discounts.
If you look to stay at local homes at very low prices and meet other travelers from all around the world this app is what you need. It allows you to stay with amazing locals, make lifelong travel friends, and also host travelers coming to your hometown.
Couchsurfing is available in over 200 000 cities.
Citymapper is definitely your go-to app to move around a new city, plan your journey and find the speediest, cheapest routes. The App is super user-friendly. It provides you a clear step-by-step instructions to reach your final destination, but also real-time routing. You can choose your favorite transport (bus, tube, rails, cycle, walk…).
If you are organizing an off-the-beaten-path road trip, Roadtrippers will be your best partner. Road trip route planning can be tedious… This app not only plans out your driving route but also suggests and allows you to book hotels, things to do, and discover amazing places along the way.
All you need to do is enter where you want to start and finish your epic road trip.
- Travel Spends
Travel Spends is the app to help to stick to your budget while traveling. You can track all your travel expenses in a simple way.
If you are on the road for a long period, this App will help you to define, plan and track a budget for each destination.
The cool thing about Travel Spends is that whenever the currency you use to add your expenses, the app automatically converts into your home currency.
Also, if you are traveling with friends, you can also manage the group budget on the App, and split costs with your friends and family thank the real-time feature across multiple devices.
Whether it’s a holiday trip or a business trip, TripIt helps you to organize your next trips by keeping all your itineraries and travel documents (photos, QR codes, or PDFs formats) in one place. You have easy access to your travel information, and set your reservations at your fingertips and anytime! The app creates a schedule for you and lets you know if you are eligible for compensation for a flight delay.
Your documents are automatically organized by simply forwarding them by email to [email protected]
You get access to every trip, no matter where you are today or where you’re going tomorrow. You can also instantly share your travel plans with anyone.
TPG's new app makes your life easier. You can track your airlines, hotels, and credit cards reward points, but also allows earning miles and points efficiently by using the right credit card. With TPG you will get the most of your miles to book your next getaway.
- Smart traveller
Smart Traveller is mainly for US travelers when they are abroad. The app provides you with all the travel information you need to know about a destination before traveling: visas, vaccines, safety, local US embassy.
The app is only available on IOS
Rebtel allows you to make emergency calls to your family and friends with no internet connection or local SIM card. It connects you to local phones lines at a cheap price in over 50 countries.
Nowadays with COVID-19, travel can be tricky when it comes to planning a trip. Restrictions evolve all the time. The App Atlys is your go-to App when it comes to providing the latest updates on visas, health passes, and COVID travel restrictions and requirements in over 230 countries. Atlys makes it easy and guide you on all the travel documentation you need for your next destination.
You enter where you are traveling from, where you are going, and it will tell you all documentation or visas you may need.
They can also handle all the paperwork needed for an e-visa application in any government with a charge associated, but it can be a good option to speed up the process if you are often on the road.
Maybe something to mention: Atlys claim that they do not sell your data, they only use them to get you to your desired destination.
Now, Atlys is only available in the USA and Canada.
When it comes to securing your browsing data from hackers and advertisers, TunnelBear is the right app to get. When you connect to public free WIFI (airports, public places) these networks are not safe. TunnelBear provides you with a VPN to secure your data and make sure your information will be not hacked.
You can have up to 500MB of free browsing data per month. They also offer unlimited data at a competitive monthly rate.
Wise is so good to make international money transfers based on real-time currency exchanges, in a few seconds and at a super low fee. Indeed, Wise is up to 8 times cheaper than traditional banks. It allows you to send money to 80 countries.
They also offer a debit card, which is the perfect card for frequent travelers. You can make payments and withdraw money from over 2millions ATMs at lower fees, especially if you want to avoid crazy transaction fees from your traditional bank. You can use your debit card in more than 200 countries.
If you are moving abroad for a certain period, with your Wise account, you can receive your salary, and pension without opening or changing multiple bank accounts. But also pay your bills remotely in the UK, Europe, US, and Canada.
- XE Currency
This App provides live exchange rates so you can easily convert foreign currencies into your home currency.
It helps you to manage your travel spending. No internet connection? No problem, it can be used offline.
LAYOVER AT AIRPORT
- Lounge Buddy
You are on a layover and do not have a Priority Pass to get access to the premium lounge but would love to? Lounge Buddy gives you access to some premium lounges around the world. The App tells you which lounges are accessible in the airport you are transiting through. No memberships, elite statuses, or first-class tickets are required. You can purchase access on the day you’re traveling or up to two months in advance.
This App is the ultimate tool for globetrotters. If you are in a country where you don’t speak the language, this language learning app will be your best companion. TripLingo instantly translates your voice into the language of your choice (over 100 languages). The App also allows you to learn basic sentences to help you adapt to a new culture.
If you want to stay in shape while traveling and get access to quality fitness/wellness classes and amazing coaches, FitOn is your go-to free Fitness App!
The App offers unlimited access to over 500 on-demand classes and more than 10 live-stream classes a day, everything from cardio to strength training to yoga or meditation.