As a travel professional, we always want to book our clients’ dream vacations. While we can manage all of your travel plans to a T, your actual experiences are not always plan-able. Luckily, there are some great travel apps to help with just about any aspect of your trips. Take a look at these Apps that you maybe familiar with, but not consider using them while on your trips.
An App for: Speaking the Language
For those traveling to foreign countries, be sure you are prepared with an app that helps you speak the common language. Google Translate is a lifesaver for any mono-linguist traveler. Translate from 103 different languages just by typing or drawing the word or phrase. Use your phone’s camera to hold up to street signs or even restaurant menus for instant translations. The best part is that the app works without using a wireless connection so you can explore data-free. Navigate with confidence and even learn a thing or two about the native tongue.
An App for: Maps & Directions
Don’t leave home without a solid navigation app for exploring. Apps like Maps.Me or City Mapper offer downloadable maps with turn-by-turn navigation, traffic updates and can even pinpoint local hotspots to check out. Explore points of interest from restaurants to tourist attractions, all with step-by-step directions. Even create driving, walking and cycle routes to save extra time, or just to take in the scenery.
An App for: Packing
Never forget a thing for your next trip. With apps like PackPoint, you can type in the destination and select the activities planned to create a customized packing list for the trip. It will even check the weather to make sure you are packing all the essentials. You can also share the list with your fellow travelers so nothing is ever left behind.
An App for: Chatting
Make sure you can always stay in touch with friends and family. WhatsApp provides free voicecalls and messaging when you are connected to Wi-Fi. The group chat feature also allows you to share messages, photos and videos to share your experiences.
An App for: Time Zones
You will never lose track of time again. With an app like Circa, traveling to multiple locations across different time zones has never been easier; find the best times for connecting flights and send invitations to other travelers in different time zones to meet up. Now you will never miss a beat no matter how far apart you are.
Information taken from Travel insights by VAX VacationAccess