Like most millennial women (and women in general), the ladies of the CGS Team always have travel on the brain! Whether it’s planning our next trip or making our travel destination wish-list, travelling is a high priority for us! Being able to afford such travel aspirations is the harder part! Fortunately, there are certain locations that can be visited for reasonable prices. Check out the article 8 Budget-Friendly Travel Destinations for a few great destinations for 2017. In the meantime, there are certain apps that make travelling a breeze from start to finish. The CGS Team is sharing 5 awesome travel apps to utilize when booking, taking and planning your next vacation!
For quite some time Kayak has been a go-to for travel planners, and for good reason! Kayak allows users to search across multiple sites to get the best rates when booking plane tickets, hotels, and rental cars. Kayak also offers exclusive deals that can’t be found on other sites, and allows users to keep important booking details handy.
Airfare is often one of the most expensive parts of the travel process, however Hopper specializes in getting users the lowest price possible for airfare. Hopper claims that it can save users up to 40% off their next flight because the system analyzes and tracks billions of flights. Hopper even sends push notifications when your prospective flight is at its lowest possible price, allowing users to book their flight in less than a minute!
While Google Maps is one of the highest-regarded navigation apps around, Citymapper is also a top contender. Citymapper allows users a variety of public transportation options to get where they need to go the quickest way possible. Citymapper also allows users to check train and subway schedules for a variety of cities while being offline. You can subscribe to certain lines and get notifications when it’s time to get off the train! It’s a great option for exploring a new city without a car or Uber.
If you’re a last-minute packer, then the Packpoint app will do wonders for your procrastinating nature! Packpoint asks for details of your trip, like where you are going and what you will be doing. Then, creates a packing checklist based on the weather, your activities and general items needed for travel. You have the ability to share lists with other people too!
If you’ve failed to research things to do in your vacation city, TripAdvisor will certainly come in handy! The app allows users to find the best things to do in the city they are visiting. With over 350 million reviews, travelers can see photos and read first-hand reviews of previous travelers. TripAdvisor also lists the top things to do in the city you are visiting, allows you to search things to do by category, and even has booking information handy.
Travelling is so much better now thanks to technology that makes everyone’s lives easier! Have you used any of the travel apps listed above? What are some of your favorite apps for travelling? Leave a comment below to share with us and other readers!