Whether you’re heading off on a local road trip or you’re taking to the skies to explore new countries, your smartphone is one of your best travel accessories. The selection of apps that you can get now will help you with every aspect of your holiday – from booking and sorting flights to giving you guided tours around your destinations, and everything in between.
Let’s take a look at some of the must-have mobile apps for traveling in 2020:
Packing can be one of the most stressful things about traveling. Even if you’re just going for a couple of days, you can so easily pack way too much in a fit of trying to cover every eventuality. PackPoint helps to ease the process by checking the weather forecast for your destination. It also has a questionnaire about your holiday that includes why you’re traveling, what you plan to do while there, etc.
The app takes all of this information and provides you with a list of clothing items that you should pack and how many of each item you’ll likely need. For a little bit of extra help, you can purchase a subscription and set customized activities and suggestions for packing.
The next major stress of a getaway is the itinerary. With TripIt, all of your organizing goes into one handy app that you can access even if you don’t have an internet or mobile connection. All you have to do is forward your confirmation emails to the app’s server and it will compile your itinerary based on the information in those emails. Everything will be listed, including flights, accommodation, tours, event tickets, and anything else connected to your holiday.
All of this is available on the free version of the app. If you want even more, you can get a subscription service that includes live flight notifications and a currency converter. The premium service will even give you a list of plug converters you’ll need for the various plug points in the places you’re visiting.
This mobile app does something really wonderful for those who love adventure and seeking out new places to go. Skyscanner combines features like scanning for the best flight rates with your input on dates and budget. Essentially, you tell the app when you would like to travel and how much you can spend on that trip. It will then search for the best deals and give you a range of destinations that suit your criteria.
You can also put your data into the app and tell it to alert you when a good deal comes up to specific destinations for your preferred time period. It will then continue to scan the internet for deals and notify you if something suitable comes up. This can feel a bit like playing chicken with your holiday, not booking a trip immediately and waiting to see if a better deal comes up. However, the deals you can get make it well worth it.