Your Electronic Travel Partner: Top Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

These days, everyone is glued to their phones, every minute of the day – even on holiday – so we might as well find ways to use them to aide our travelling adventures.

There are tonnes of apps that will help you to immerse into the local culture and lifestyle, but to get you started, here are some the top apps for travelling:

The Google Translate

app is magic: Using an integrated camera, Google Translate translates text into your native language right before your eyes!

It’s quick and responsive when scanning different items and is bound to help you look less touristy when trying to decipher the restaurant menu…

Citymapper

is perfect for anyone looking to explore further afield. Not all of us will be able to afford to stay in hotels close to the main attractions, so we’ll have to manage with public transport. Citymapper links into the local areas transport services and provides the quickest way to get from A – B.

This works in tonnes of countries, so it’ll help you when may not be used to a country’s public transport services.

Whether or not you are using the Interrail pass in Europe, the

Interrail app

provides information, travel routes and attractions in your current location. The app is a helpful way of finding your way around Europe; there will be alternatives for countries in other continents.

Hostelworld

is one of the most renowned places to find cheap accommodation for travellers. There are hostels all over the world which can be found through the app or hostel websites.

The Hostelworld app helps compare hostels available in the area – contrasting their services and prices. Just like the site, you can book beds in advance on the app to avoid disappointment when arriving.

The simplest way of finding your way around whilst travelling is using a GPS system. Most phones will provide this as an integrated service and by enabling location settings, you will be able to use

GPS

information to find out where you are, and find directions to your chosen destination. Apps such as Google maps use GPS and can provide transport links, routes and destination arrival times.

Most of us will not visit in area if there are no good reviews online. The

TripAdvisor

app offers thousands of reviews for restaurants, hotels or hostels and services, as well as online – so this information can be accessed quickly and easily whilst on the go.

HolidayPirates

is definitely the travel industry’s biggest kept secret that helps all holiday-goers. HolidayPirates is a comparison site for holidays, all-inclusive, flights, meals and transfers from the airport, all combined into one holiday bundle. Whether you are looking to travel in your own country or save up for a holiday abroad, the website – along with the app – provides plenty of extremely cheap holidays and tips on how to make them cheaper. With all that to look into, it’s definitely time to start trying to book your next holiday.

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