There are few modern pieces of technology that are considered a daily necessity as essential as the smartphone. In fact, most people are pretty much tied to their mobile devices. So suggesting for the person to leave them at home before embarking on a business trip or holiday is a proposal from which the person will laugh a lot of you at the best. In addition, smartphones are often very useful for travel, whether you are planning the logistics of a trip or to save money during the actual trip.
These travel apps are some of the best tools and applications that can help intrepid and frequent travelers save some much needed extra money to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family.
It is vital to download a quality currency converter before leaving for the trip abroad. Having accurate exchange rates can save a traveler a little. Yes, there are plenty of foreign exchange houses in almost every country. However, as a general rule, they offer bad rates. And those people who sell money on the street? Do not even think about it. It is best to simply download a solid option such as the Currency application, which covers more than 100 countries. Of course, you can not really exchange currency with currency, but at least you will know what the rates are (or should be) when you visit a bank to exchange your money. Currency is available for Android on the Play Store and iOS on the Apple App Store.
The Kayak app is quickly becoming the first name for anyone who wants to make an economical trip. This has to do with its mass approval by users. On the surface, the application offers a first-rate economy among the three standard platforms: flights, hotels and cars. Users can even create their own price alerts and see how the costs of tickets and reservations go up and down on a daily basis. But where the application really shines is in the minor details. For example, Kayak provides contact information for all major carriers as well as airport maps. It also details the hidden fees that many airlines like to charge for such incidents as baggage check and snacks. Even better? It manages and tracks all your itinerary details.
This iPhone application for frequent travelers. Desti hails the use of artificial intelligence to help people narrow their search results from thousands of places. This means that users can enter only a few keywords to help them find ideal ads about amenities, rooms and car rentals. Looking for a hotel with free or discounted breakfast for the night? This app can do this. A pity that this travel app is only available in the Apple App Store.
Hotwire’s business model is to fill hotel rooms before they become empty at night. All that is required of the application user is to type a city or location and a list of discounted hotel rooms will appear per price. The downside is that it does not provide the names of hotels listed in the list. That being said, there is basic information about hotels such as star ratings, next to the listed price per night. The app is available for iOS on the App Store and Android in the Play Store.
While it is not exactly difficult to access online car rental services, CarRentals highlights to consolidate all agencies in one place. Users can search for options by company, price and type of car. Probably the best part about CarRentals is that users can make their reservation directly from the app, which is available for iPhone on the App Store and for Android in the Play Store.
When you download one or all of these options, travelers should be able to save a little money on everything from flights and hotels to car rentals and internet usage. And the best part is that all of the above app options are free.
Which apps do you trust when you travel? Please share in the comments!