7 ESSENTIAL APPS FOR AN AMAZING TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Years ago, it was not as easy to travel across any distance, city or continent as it is today. Thankfully, technology offers the world an incredible opportunity that puts at our disposal all the tools that we need to plan our trips with ease.  There are a number of fantastic travel apps that can help you plan your next dream vacation; making it a dream come through. We will be looking at the top 7 must-have travel apps on our mobiles:

SKYSCANNER

I discovered this application several years ago, and from there it has been my number one ally when searching for flights. Skyscanner is a platform that allows you to search and compare flights from different airlines and web platforms. It also affords you a host of other features that will blow your mind.

You can search flights for a specific place and defined dates, and find what is cheaper for those dates, or search for a specific place with flexible dates. Of course, the key with Skyscanner is search, search and search. Try different combinations, modify dates, find nearby airports, offers, use-alerts and more. It is no doubt the number one recommended travel app for your trips!

Skyscanner Travel app
Skyscanner Travel app

BOOKING

This is another fantastic and must-use travel app. Booking allows you to search for accommodation in most destinations, of all types and categories: from hostels to inns, hotels, luxury mega-hotels, etc. It also has a lot of features such as filters (you can search in a certain area, or with certain types of services, by stars, type of accommodation, etc.), as well as how to sort them (by offers, price, score, category), among others. 

An excellent point is that you can see the rating that other travelers have given to each accommodation, and it is different from how it works in other places (like Tripadvisor). On Booking.com you can only leave a review if you booked through the platform, thus authenticating the comments. 

I also love that fact that many accommodation offers have the option of Free Cancellation, which allows you to cancel the reservation at no cost if, for example, you find a better option. In some cases, you may lose the commission charged to your credit card, which is not usually high unless the accommodation is expensive.

Furthermore, when you use the app a lot, you become eligible for various benefits such as special offers, discounts, early check-in or late check-out at no extra cost. 

Booking app
Booking app

AIRBNB

Out of these travel apps, this is a must-have for anyone looking to travel with ease. Not only does it help you get fantastic accommodation, but it also helps with extra income to continue with your travel adventure. This app is suitable for groups, it is, indeed, a great way to share expenses and maintain privacy at a low cost. Furthermore, the application is ideal for finding the perfect reservation. Thanks to Airbnb you can generate extra income that is great for continuing travel. So you will always enjoy the luxury and comfort that you deserve!

Airbnb app
Airbnb app

UBER

Uber has become an indispensable ally, especially in large cities. Besides the fact that it allows you to have your transport in a few minutes, it also makes the dynamics a lot easier since you don't have to communicate with the driver or explain where you want to go. This is ideal for destinations where it is difficult to communicate even in English. 

In addition, it also gives you security because you avoid the deception in taxis, which are unfortunately common in many destinations around the world. In addition, you will know ahead of time who takes you; you can share location, and you know the rate that you will be charged.

Uber app
Uber app

XE CURRENCY

It is always useful to manage currency changes when we travel, and this app helps you in the process, especially when the currency has very high values or your math is not as accurate. It is very simple to use, just download the coins you want to handle on your trip and voila, best of all, it works offline. Another interesting option is that you can calculate the expenses of your trip and keep a record. Very useful when traveling on a tight budget.

XE Currency
XE Currency

GOOGLE TRIPS

This app makes your life easier when planning your trip. It helps organize your trip in the best possible style – include the reservation details of your flight, hotel, car rental, train tickets and more. It gives you a wide range of suggestion on what you can do on your visit depending on the days of the trip. It also provides necessary recommendations on emergency numbers, and where to buy currency. In short, it makes your job easier. This is a perfect travel assistant for anyone looking to explore the world.

Google Trips App
Google Trips App

INSTAGRAM

Today social networks are a great tool for travelers. You will think that it is only an app to share photos and like others' photos, but the reality is that it is much more than this. 

Instagram allows you to investigate the places you plan to go, in various ways. You can search for points of interest or new places to know; see how the weather is the last days before your trip (especially watching stories); find new or different hotels, you can even know the hotels inside – have a good idea of their rooms and more.

Instagram app
Instagram app

BONUS APP - WHATSAPP

I strongly recommend using this app for your travel adventures. Its improvements make it worthy of being on the list, being able to use it anywhere in the world and now with its videos called, make it an excellent form of communication, when we are away from home.

So, there you have the 7 essential apps for an amazing travel experience. Did we leave out your favorite app? Please let us know in the box below.