The Best Travel Planning Apps
Like you, we love travelling and we like it to be an enjoyable experience. Over 4 installments, we’ll share with you the best travel apps that will make your international travel smoother, easier and more fun. These travel apps tell you what to pack for every destination, have GPS tracking of your luggage, give you currency conversion on the go without the internet, tell you when and how much to tip, the best way to get to places, help you stay in touch with loved ones, and much more. Better still, these travel apps for iOS and android devices are easily installed, and most of them are free.
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In this first edition, we’ll showcase 4 of the best travel planning apps that will help you prepare for your holiday overseas.
PackPoint Travel Packing List App – Peace of Mind Knowing You’ve Packed What You Need.
PackPoint (Android, iOS) is a travel packing app that puts together a checklist of travel essentials to pack, depending on your trip. Simply create a trip profile, with your destination, length of stay and purpose of travel. PackPoint then creates a customized packing and luggage checklist that takes into account whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, the type and amount of clothing to pack based on the weather forecast, and other factors.
Free + Upgrade version
HomingPin App – Lost Property Back Fast
HomingPin (iOS, Web) should be a must when you travel. Should you misplace anything you own, it helps you find it again. You buy homing pins in the form of baggage loops, keyrings and stickers from HomingPin and use them to tag your items. If you lose anything you can track the location of your possessions via the app or the HomingPin website. How good is that?
Suggested items for adding a pin to are passports, laptops, keys, and bags. The HomingPin app works closely with airlines to provide the precise location of missing bags instantly. This means no longer having to wait days or weeks for your things to be returned to you.
Free (Buy tags)
Entrain App – Reduce Jetlag
Entrain (Android, iOS) is a app, which takes your travel dates and destination to give you advice on how to adapt your daily schedule by optimising lighting levels throughout your day. Entrain is nicely complemented by JetLag Genie (paid app- $4.49), which helps you alter your sleeping times before setting off.
LoungeBuddy App – Find & Access Airport Lounges
Looking for a good airport lounge in which to kill time between flights? Whether you’re travelling economy or first class, LoungeBuddy (Android, iOS) comes to the rescue, helping you find airport lounges in more than 500 airports worldwide. Put in the details of your trip, service level and any applicable elite benefits or memberships, and LoungeBuddy pulls up a list of locations you can access for free or for a one-time fee. You can also filter or search by amenities, as well as view and post reviews and photos to share your experience with other travellers.