As a travel professional, I can manage all of your travel plans to a T. However, your actual experiences are not always plannable. Luckily, there are some great travel apps to help with just about any aspect of your trip. Referred by Mark Travel and Travel 45 are a few top travel apps for you to add to your packing list:
Speaking the Language
For clients traveling to foreign countries, be sure prepare with an app that helps you speak the dominant local 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 your clients can explore data-free. Navigate with confidence and even learn a thing or two about the native tongue.
Maps & Directions
Don’t leave home without a solid navigation app for exploring. Apps like MAPS.ME and Citymapper 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 cycling routes to save extra time, or just to take in the scenery.
Ensure you will never forget a thing for your next trip. With 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.
Staying in touch with friends and family important. 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.
You will never lose track of time again. With an app like Circa, travelling 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.