10 Essential Travel Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

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Proper planning makes all the differences between a rushed, stressful trip and a restful, worry-free vacation. Thanks to advanced technology, anything we could ever want to do can now be done in just a few seconds via our smartphones and tablets. From trip planners, hotels, flights, exchange rates, to photo taking and translation etc, there are no shortages of applications out there and travelling has become so much easier. Here are a selection of travel apps that will help you to ensure your trip goes smoothly!


1) Skyscanner Flights

Search, compare and book flights on the go with this award-winning app! Through this app, you can search millions of flights from hundreds of airlines instantly for free, making it easier than ever to find your perfect flight.

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2) Skyscanner Hotels

Instantly search the world’s accommodation and find the best deals with this app. It’s free, it’s easy to use and it’s a great way to get a great deal on rooms.

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3) TripAdvisor

Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from this app. Download maps, reviews, and your saves for over 300 cities worldwide onto your phone for free, avoid using expensive data roaming plans while travel. You can also use “near me now” to discover places near your current location.

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4) Airbnb

This app opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and it’s the simplest way to earn money from your extra spaces. For hosts, you can manage your listing and connect with guests wherever you are in the world, whereas for guests, you can book a single room or an entire unit!

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5) XE Currency

Convert every world currency with this app. It offers live proprietary currency rates, charts and even stores the last updates rates, and it still works when the internet doesn’t.

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6) Google Translate

This app translate between 103 languages by typing, instant camera translation (use your camera to translate text instantly), camera mode (take pictures of text for higher quality transactions), conversation mode (two-way instant speech translation and handwriting (draw characters instead of using the keyboard)!

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7) Google Maps

It makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and information you need to get there with real time updates. In addition, it allows you to discover places and explore the city around like a local. There is also an offline option to enable you to search and navigate without an internet connection.

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8) Volo

Every moment happens only once in your life. Keep your memories alive with VOLO! Starting with preparations to when you’re on the plane, when you see the most amazing views, and even after you come back home. Keep your experiences and comments alive with words and photos, mark destinations that you want to remember. You can co-author a story with whoever you are travelling with to create a truly unique story.

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9) Jet Lag Rooster

Tired of jet lag? Enter your trip details to get a customised jet lag plan. The plan tells you exactly what to do to reduce jet lag.

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10) Yahoo Weather

Stay connected to the latest in weather forecasting that will help you to plan your day. Check the weather like never before. You can see beautiful photos that match your location, time of day, and current weather condition. There are also detailed weather information and forecasts available in the app.

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11) Doc2Us (Bonus Recommendation)

It is important to keep yourself well and healthy when you are travelling. Doc2Us is your personal pocket doctor which allows you to text a doctor or any healthcare professionals and get instant reply at anytime and from anywhere. Doc2Us comes in handy when you have health or medical uncertainties and do not know what to do, especially when you are in a foreign country.