Money-Saving Travel Apps You Need
Travel apps can make any vacation feel like a breeze, but the best ones save you plenty. Here are some of the best organizational, penny-pinching best travel apps you need on your phone.
No more opening multiple tabs of windows to compare air ticket prices because Skyscanner can do just that for you. Using data from every major airline, this app lays out every possible route for you to compare prices, departure times, number of layovers and journey duration. Skyscanner often finds flights that are way cheaper than you could on your own.
Gas Buddy is simple, efficient and extremely easy to use. All you need to do is provide the app with your current location, and it’ll search nearby stations for the cheapest gas. No more paying extra at the station – use this app on all your road trip adventures.
Whether you’re traveling for a day, a week or month, packing is never fun. It’s stressful, tedious and most of all, time-consuming. Enter Packpoing, an amazing app to survey all your basic needs for any kind of trip based on weather location and your anticipated plans. Not only will it help you streamline your packing, but it’ll also help you save on baggage fees and help to prevent buying expensive odds and ends at your destination.
Travelers often find themselves wondering about this age-old question: When is the best time to book flight ticket? The answer to your burning question – Hopper. This app analyzes billions of flight prices a day to provide advice on when to fly and buy, saving travelers as much as 40 per cent of their flight fare. Imagine what you can do with that extra money (hint: shopping!). Besides that, it also features things like price prediction, forecasting future prices by analyzing historical price data for similar trips and will advise you whether to book your tickets now or later.
It’s hard to go around without the Internet. Thankfully, WiFi is everywhere these days – you just need to know where to find it. This life-saving app will find the nearest free signal – be it at a park, cafe, mall or hotel – for you to surf the net. It’ll then map out directions for the easiest way to get there.
Save the embarrassment of tipping less than you should by using Tipulator. Tipping customs vary across the world and can be confusing when you’re traveling abroad. For example, it’s customary to leave about 10 to 15 per cent of the bill in countries like Mexico, Argentina and Russia, while tipping is not compulsory in countries like China, Japan and Thailand because service tax is typically included in the bill. This app will help you calculate the appropriate tip, no matter where your travels take you.
Browse over 20,000 tour attraction packages around the world with Viator as they offer some of the best deals on activities. You may even book a tour on the same day of travel! But the best part about this app is its Skip the Line passes that allows you to skip the excruciating queues of popular places like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre.