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Best Travel Apps To Plan Your Holiday
18 Jun 19

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Whether you’re craving an escape from the office or that old wanderlust has got you good, you need a holiday to relax and explore. Sadly, the planning that goes into a holiday can be tremendously counterproductive in getting the peace of mind you need from your travels. However, as with so many things in life, a smartphone can make planning your holiday that much easier. You’re most likely already familiar with Uber, AirBnB and other apps to get you from A to B, but when you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime, you’ll likely need more than that. Phil here, and I’ll be your tour guide through the best travel and holiday planner apps to make your getaway an adventure to remember.

Google Maps

Face it, guys – we’d be lost without this one. The Google Maps app is one travel app that almost all of us use on a daily basis and this is doubly true, if you happen to be visiting a foreign country. This app lets you know about traffic jams and police blocks, whether you’re traversing your home town or travelling much further. Maps can also help your data go the distance while you’re travelling abroad: by downloading an offline map of your destination on Maps, you can spare yourself the nasty shock of a massive roaming data bill.
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With social media, everyone can be a travel blogger. TripAdvisor is your go-to restaurant critic, hotel connoisseur, frequent flyer, and more. If you’re looking for reviews of restaurants or hotels while far from home to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, you can find often incredibly reliable posts by people just like you, who can point you to those best-kept-secret places to help you get the most out of your holiday. The photos and testimonials on the official website don’t always give the full story; thankfully, you can count on an unbiased view of things with the photos submitted by other users of the app.
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Guides by Lonely Planet

From the company that produces the most thorough travel guides you’ll ever find, comes the official app with all you need to know about everywhere you want to go. Guides by Lonely Planet offers offline maps, info on all the must-see sights, and city guides for up to 243 cities. It also offers handy tools like a currency converter, audio phrasebook in 18 languages, up-to-date transport info, and travelling tips to help you get the most out of your holiday. This handy, little travel companion will help you fit right in with the locals, while giving you the adventure of a lifetime.
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While some folks are happy to just wing it on their holiday and discover new experiences as they travel on, there are others who would freak out at the thought of wasting a single second of their precious time off getting lost in a strange, new city or country. But planning a full itinerary means doing admin and that’s not for everyone either. Luckily, there’s an app for that. If you book your itinerary prior to your trip, you can use TripCase to arrange your upcoming trip into one tidy itinerary simply by forwarding your confirmation emails to the app. This app is ideal for the super-organised traveller, putting all the information you need in one place – your smartphone!
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Boy scouts may need to be prepared for anything, but you don’t have enough space in your suitcase for that. Packpoint is an app that makes sure you pack exactly what you need. This app can compile a list of what you should pack based on what sort of weather to expect at your destination, the length of your stay, and the activities you’ll be doing. You can share these lists with friends and family, who are coming along on your trip and also need some packing advice. As an added bonus, the app saves your lists, so you can use it again when you’re preparing for your next trip.
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Final word from Phil

Travel bug got you yet? Download some of these apps and get started on planning your perfect getaway. Need a smarter smartphone to manage all these must-have holiday planner apps? Find the right deal for the trail-blazing smartphone to take you around the world.

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