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Top 10 Smartphone Travel Applications

 

If your life is a constant whirl of airport lounges, hotels and travel, then the need for speed to stay on top, connected and in touch to the outside world is massively important.

So here at The Wise Traveller, we have put together the 10 best smartphone travel apps of 2013 that keep you wise to the ruts of the road of travel, wealthy details on currency fluctuations, snappy on the languages of your next destination and smart to your immediate environment:

 

Smartphone Travel Apps

 

AroundMe
For a Wise Traveller on the go, this is one of the best travel apps to have when you're in a strange city, particularly abroad. AroundMe does what it says on the app: it provides essential information on what's in your neighbourhood from cafes and ATMs to restaurants and hotels.

AroundMe
GateGuru
Now here's a smartphone travel app that redefines the art of travel, with information services for your day-to-day itinerary, including real-time facts on flight delays, gate changes or time adjustments. Accessing the airport app, gives you weather forecasts and airport tips to keep you informed all the way.
GateGuru

Google Translate
For business travellers and holidaymakers alike, one of the best 'travel buddies' you can have to bridge the communication gap or help you learn the lingo of the country you're flying into, is this translation app that will take you further than you can ever imagine.

Google Translate 
JiWire Wifi Finder
When you're globe-trotting or simply sticking around in one place, wifi spots are essential to keeping you in the know and on the go. JiWire takes the hard work out of searching for the best wi-fi hotspots, while giving fast access to maps and dialling of location phone numbers.
JiWire WiFi
Onavo
Onavo Extend is one cool, must-have travel app that help extends your data plan while on the go. It compresses your data, helps increase the power of your data plan by up to 500 per cent and provides a breakdown of your data usage. Knowing how much data is being used per app, you can make informed choices on your data usage.
 Onavo
Travel Mole
One of the best travel apps to get travellers the real inside on the travel industry, Travel Mole is the first online community for the travel and tourism industry. Providing breaking news, views and information on the travel planet, it is handy to keep abreast of news that could affect you.
Travel Mole
Tripit
Fast becoming one of the best apps on the market today, Tripit puts all your travel plans under one roof and automatically builds an itinerary base for your trip. You can also add map, travel directions and pictures, so you know where you are in the world.
TripIt
TripAdvisor
This has to be one of the best travel apps around: providing exhaustive advice on every aspect of a holiday you could think of, with hotel reviews, places to go and see, and all reviewed by the most important person possible: you!
 TripAdvisor
Tripomatic
With more than 40,000 attractions and in 300 destinations this armchair app is a fascinating pre-planner as to what to do, what to see and on which day for your next trip. If you want to get a feel for the place you're staying in, Tripomatic takes you there.
 Tripomatic.com
Xe.com
If you don't know your dinar from your punt or your colon from your Krona, then this app will be a godsend to understanding the currency rates of the destination you're intending to visit. You'll get plenty of change out of this app and help you avoid being ripped off at the bureau de change.
 Xe.com

 

Now at Wise Traveller we always like to go the extra mile for our members so we also recommend Hotel Express for the best hotel discounts anywhere and Priority Pass – a special doorway into the best airport lounges on the planet.

Categories : Travel Tips
Tags : Smartphone, Stay Connected, Travel Apps
 
1 Comments
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 Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Great article, thank you.

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