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17 Travel Apps to Make Your Holiday Travel Easier

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | July 11, 2016

17 Travel Apps to Make Your Holiday Travel Easier

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Stop what you’re currently doing and download these travel apps.

Whether a holiday is in your distant future or currently the state you find yourself in these nifty tech gems will enhance your experience.

We tried to pepper in some newer apps with the ones we consider go-to options before and during travel.

As always, we would love to hear what you use out there, so feel free to chime in through social media.

Before You Go:

Tinder Passport: For those considering a romantic or friendly relationship abroad there’s an option within Tinder that drastically cuts down on the getting-to-know-you phase.

UZURV: This new app is available in dozens of cities across the nation and lets you pre-schedule an Uber or Lyft ride – perfect to ensure you make that flight.

Hopper: Yes, this is a classic but remains the first app you should open when travel inspiration strikes.

uZoom: uZoom is a brand new app that is still largely in a Beta phase. But the promise of a valuable app is there.

Essentially, you get a local to show you various places around town as you direct the action, so you can see exactly what and where you are getting into.

HomeBudget: Things will go far more smoothly if you have the funds to have a good time. This begins well ahead of time with proper budgeting.

Wally: Much like above, you get a financing tool but with that nice price tag known as free.

Duolingo: Not much in life is free, save an app that promises to give you the gift of language. Now you can practice the local language well before you board the plane.

Tripit: We know you’re used to corralling a bunch of printed out papers before you leave for the airport, taking that vital itinerary information with it. Now you can just leave the heavy lifting to an app.

While You’re There:

Voyagic: Voyagic is adding cities all the time. For those where it’s available, you can get an itinerary delivered in an instant, cutting down on the time it takes to deliberate what you’ll do next.

RueBaRue: Another new app, RueBaRue takes a great deal of the pain out of compiling events for your very own itinerary. Now planning is fun again.

VPN: We will leave it to you what VPN to use. What we do recommend is getting one that works for you to ensure some level of security while on the road.

HotelTonight: We know that you are the responsible kind who planned for a hotel stay months ago. But if you are more spontaneous then you will want another option than regular OTAs.

OpenTable: The app is a great way to not only find well regarded restaurants in the vicinity but to also discover if there are any tables available.

GlobeConvert Free: A simple and free app that gives an immediate idea of the current exchange rate.

Moovit: If you plan on taking public transportation, this app will walk you through with a step-by-step interface.

When You Return:

OneReceipt: Now you can enjoy the fun that is poring over mountains and mountains of receipts that will go to budgeting your next trip. Enjoy.

Venmo: Venmo remains a ridiculously easy way to pay or charge friends and family for anything you can think of.

Now repaying the flight or that night at the pub is a breeze.


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