This article wasn’t easy for me to put together because I love travelling and I try to do two overseas trips per year. I use travel apps all the time. But I have to admit it was a bit tricky to choose between so many smart travel apps. Here is my list of 7 top travel apps for a guaranteed safe trip. I have tried them all, and I am highly happy with them, so please enjoy my selection.
Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb iPhone App! Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and is the simplest way to earn money from your extra space. With over 450,000 listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you. https://www.airbnb.com.au/
Hotels.com – Hotel Booking and last minute deals on hotels
The Hotels.com app is a secure and easy way to find and book the perfect hotel for you. Download now and pick from any of our 220,000+ hotels. Need a room last minute? Discover your ideal hotel wherever you are with our exclusive deals on hotels nearby. https://au.hotels.com/
FlightBoard – Live Flight Departure and Arrival Status
Never miss a flight again. Winner of the 2012 Webby Award for best travel app! Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into the Arrivals and Departures board for any airport in the world! FlightBoard lets you check out the boards of your favourite airports and view all the flight information in real-time. https://impalastudios.com/apps/flightboard
Android users might like to consider the Flight Tracker app by the same developer. https://www.impalastudios.com/apps/the-flight-tracker-android
TripAdvisor: Hotels Flights Restaurants
Millions of traveller reviews, photos, maps from TripAdvisor. Plan and have your perfect trip. With over 100 million reviews and opinions by travellers, TripAdvisor makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/
Trip.com is the best way to discover the coolest places to go, anywhere in the world. Whether you’re planning a vacation or simply exploring your hometown, Trip.com offers insider reviews and photos for the best hotels, restaurants, and places to go. https://au.trip.com/
TripRider – Travel Planner and Organizer
This easy-to-use app makes it possible for everyone to create their very own travel story. From a trip plan to the final trip book. Plan your trip with absolute freedom. Leave your paper and pen behind. A smart travel notebook. Organize, document, share and keep all trip details in one place. Stylish. Easy to use. Works offline. Your travel companion on the go. https://www.triprider.com/about
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor
Whether you’re at the airport or on the go, SeatGuru is the must-have travel companion for everyone who flies. Optimized for your iPhone and iPod Touch, the free SeatGuru app lets you access over 700 seat maps from approximately 100 airlines. It features advice and insights drawn from tens of thousands of passenger reviews, so you can always find the best possible seat for your flight. https://www.seatguru.com/
Please note, these travel apps will certainly help to make your trip smoother, bon voyage!