Travel and tourism apps are trending nowadays because of their convenience and ease. But the trick is to choose the right traveling app that not only saves your time otherwise spent on planning long itineraries but also offers cost-efficiency. The stress that comes with planning for your next trip is inevitable. Therefore these applications can at least remove some of it. Customers don’t need to spend so much time browsing through different websites, all they need is one good app that offers everything. An all-in-one package basically such as it should offer restaurant recommendations, has the list of tourist spots worth visiting, lodging arrangements, weather forecast, map, in-built language translation and last but not the least rental cab services, to say the least. If you have newly entered the travel business market, then without any question you would need a mobile application because according to studies mobile apps are anticipated to generate over $935 billion in revenue by the year 2023.
Let’s Look at Some of the Travel and Tourism Apps that are Helping Travel-Lovers Explore the World.
Airbnb for Arranging Lodgings
If you want to pre-book your place of stay then there is no better app than Airbnb. It is one of my personal favorites. Why? Because you can get safe and affordable rooms for as long as you want. The app is very user-friendly. After creating your user account, you can apply filters to sort out the places and narrow down your search. You can search based on home type, price, locality et al. Some properties require pre-approval and some don’t so make sure to book a day or two before your travel so that the property owner has enough time to give their approval. Airbnb is an ideal app that eliminates the hassle of calling and making hotel bookings. You can seamlessly search the places along with their imagery so that you know what the place looks like, with no surprises.
TripIt for Organizing Your Tour
Another application that I would recommend would be TripIt. This application helps you in planning you’re itinerary and helps you keep all your travel documents organized. You can view your flight plans, confirmations, tickets, hotel, and other booking information without having to exit the app. Moreover, customers can share their trip details with others directly through the app. If you are traveling in groups, users can easily keep everyone in the loop with their individual and as well as group travel plans. TripIt offers two versions of the app: free and subscription-based. In the free version, users can enjoy all the basic features but the subscription-based version is one step ahead and offers extra features including loyalty and reward programs. The application is available on both mobile and desktop, which makes it even more accessible.
Packpoint – Your Packing Buddy
We all know the hassle of packing right? Some people really enjoy it and some not so much and I am one of the latter. Oftentimes we forget things that we need to pack and pack the ones we don’t need. I mean that has happened to me many times before. Being forgetful is not beneficial. Because you don’t want to arrive at the location just to know that you forgot to pack your hat or your sunscreen. Well, you can always buy them from the tourist spot but for one they may be pricey and second, they might not meet your expectations and third you can not be sure whether they offer value for money or not because the place and the things are all new to you. This is where pack point comes in. Pack point applications can create customized checklists for customers. All they have to do is add their destination, dates, length of stay and the app will build a list for you to cut you some slack. Moreover, you can share the list with your fellow travelers as well for making their lives easier. The app is available on both iOS and Android.
Google Maps and Translator
Now you would totally agree that Google apps are always helpful right? Therefore, having Google apps and a translator on your phone is a must-have. When you are new to the city, chances are that you will get lost at least once. Google maps can help you with the directions whether you are walking, driving, or using public transport. You can also calculate the estimated time for you to reach your destination. All you have to do is to add your pick-up and drop-off point. The app works with GPS so make sure to turn on your location while using it. Then we have google translator. This translation application from Google is an asset for travelers. Why? Because it can help them translate over 130 languages, out of which you can translate 60 languages even if you don’t have an internet connection. You can speak, type, and take a snap of the language for translation. The app is very simple to use. All the translations sometimes may not be accurate, but it’s still helpful.
Netflix to kill the Travel Time
Traveling to reach your destination can be tiring and when you are traveling alone, it can be super boring. But you can overcome this boredom with Netflix. For me, Netflix is a lifesaver. It doesn’t really have to be Netflix. It all depends on your preference, I mean, you can use Amazon Prime, Disney plus, or Hulu. Whatever floats your boat. These entertainment applications can help you relax in times of flight delays and whatnot. All you have to do is download the application on your smartphone using the wi-fi. The app has hundreds of movies, categorized by different genres – a lot of options to choose from. It is a subscription-based application that charges a nominal fee every month based on your package. So sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
XE Currency Converter
Last but not the least, you do need a currency converter for your next trip. Because no one wants to be tricked into paying higher amounts of money for a bottle of water. Currency converters can help you deal with scams and enables you to bargain a good deal. If you are new to the travel business, you have to make sure to provide all the necessities to your customers and hence you need reliable travel and tourism apps development services. Travel app development company is experts in his domain and can help you develop your app from the ground up in no time – with all the basic features you need.