Last updated: 08:00 PM ET, Thu September 15 2016

Travel Apps That Improve Life on the Road

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | September 15, 2016

Travel Apps That Improve Life on the Road

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Apps are changing the way we travel — as we have previously noted here. They are becoming almost as valuable as your passport, and can be key to how much you enjoy a destination. 

“Plenty of ideas are currently in development –- think pool-side drink ordering, apps optimized for slow networks abroad, watching your home Netflix account in your hotel room –- but here's seven great apps that you can download right now,” writes Marriott at hotels writes in a post for Engadget

The hotel company has some suggestions for travelers as to what apps can help them travel the best. The first suggestion: Entrain, an app that is designed to help with jet lag. 

“Created by clever bods at the University of Michigan, Entrain helps to adjust your body's natural circadian clock, which controls your physical, emotional and behavioural state in daylight and darkness,” writes Marriott. 

Of course, the Marriott mobile app is key. 

“If you are staying at a Marriott hotel, then this clever app is the perfect travel companion. It allows you to search and book a room worldwide, check-in from anywhere and know when your room is ready plus chat with Marriott host before, during or after your trip,” notes the hotel company. 

Googe Translate is another app Marriott recommends. 

 READ MORE: How Apps Are Revolutionizing the Travel Experience 

“Although not a new name, Google Translate has now fully immersed itself in the world of Augmented Reality by boasting visual translation features. Hold your phone's camera up to a sign or menu in a restaurant, for example, and it will give you a real-time translation,” they say. 

There are several other suggestions, including Gate Guru, Yahoo Radar and OnTheSnow. To find out why these are some of the best travel apps today, read on here


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