For years, technology has been shaping the way that travellers embark on their journeys around the world. Smartphones allow people to research, make bookings, meet other travellers and keep their itinerary in one place.
Why not make the most technology and start travelling smarter; we’ve done all the hard work and picked out the best, free and most useful travel apps in the market, so you can enjoy stress-free travelling!
Have your GCSE language skills dried up a bit? Do you need a boost on the common phrases and grammar, before you travel? Duo Lingo is the free language-learning app that acts like a computer game, making it extremely straightforward to use. Over 70 million people have downloaded this worldwide, demonstrating its sheer popularity.
TripIt is referred to as a ‘pocket travel agent’ that you can take with you on your holidays. The app encourages you to forward your flight and booking emails to the app, so that it can convert it into a single itinerary. By putting your travel itinerary into one place, it makes it extremely easy to access all your information on the go, which ultimately saves you bags of time! Also, if you’re travelling in a group, TripIt allows you to share your itinerary with others– making it easy to co-ordinate.
Wifi Map: Get Free Wifi
There’s nothing worse than being stranded in a new country with zero WiFi or mobile data and needing to find your hotel or hail an uber? This is when the WiFi Map app would come in handy. As the data is stored locally, you don’t have to be online to use these apps. They’ll also map out the locations for you so you can go and hunt out the free WiFi locations!
Are you a last-minute planner? Or, are you a bargain hunter and looking for a great deal on your accommodation? Hotel Tonight allows you to type in a city or location and search for last-minute empty hotel rooms, for a fraction of the usual price. Plus, you gain access to fellow traveller’s photos and reviews for you to check out prior to booking, to ensure that you would be content with the room.
Of course, the Caxton app should be on your list for all your monetary needs whilst travelling. We would recommend keeping an eye on the foreign exchange rates and locking in a price on your Caxton multi-currency card, to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. If you lose a card whilst travelling, no stress; you can easily order an emergency replacement card directly from the app. We’re also aware of how daunting it can be when embarking on your travels, so if you have any questions, a member of the Caxton team would be there to answer them.
If you're desperately seeking free WiFi whilst abroad or simply wanting to learn how to say 'thank you' for the beer you've just recieved - downloading these travel apps will make your holiday run much more smoothly. What are you waiting for?