10 Best Travel Applications Every Tourist Should Have

10 Best Travel Applications Every Tourist Should Have

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
Want to find a good hotel, a restaurant with delicious food and breathtaking attractions? TripAdvisor is the best friend for every traveler. Here you can find brutally honest reviews and comments about all you want to visit or experience. The user-base is hard to please, so you could be most likely to find what you really want.

Hipmunk

Hipmunk
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
The holiday season is arguably the most expensive time to travel. But with Hipmunk mobile app, it won’t be any more an issue for you! With this app, you can find flights and hotels at rock bottom prices. But it doesn’t stop there! It keeps searching for the trip that would cause you the very least amount of pain in terms of layovers, planes changes and other one-way tickets to hell. The app also includes non-traditional accommodation, such as AirBnB and HomeAway (connecting people who have rooms with travelers).

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
Looking for an accommodation in a city you visit? Stay with locals for free, have an opportunity to find new friends and to go around with them!

Uber

Uber
Cost: Free
Available on: iOs, Android, Windows phone, BlackBerry
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
We all know how difficult it could be to get a car in any country, especially in late hours. Now with Uber you can get a taxi, private car or rideshare directly from your mobile phone and make a secured payment online. Uber connects you with your driver to who you put a note later. Moreover you can share fares with your friends online. This service exists in 58 countries.

Skype

Skype
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
Whenever you are abroad, keep in touch with you parents, relatives and friends by saving lots of money and using Skype mobile app. You will be benefited by low-cost calls and text messages on mobiles as well as landlines, and of course, free calls and messages on Skype itself.

WhatsApp

Whatsapp
Cost: Free on Android and Windows phone, £0.69 on iOS
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
WhatsApp makes sending messages totally free of charge. Send text, pictures, videos or voice messages, there is nothing to pay! Moreover, you can make overseas calls for the same price.

XE Currency Converter

XE Currency Converter
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry
Needs: Nothing
Knowing the exchange rate on foreign soil is almost as necessary as knowing how to order a beer in the local language. The XE Currency Converter app allows you to calculate prices on your device and stores the last updated rates, so it even works when you are offline. This is a godsend for every traveler!

Foodspotting

Foodspotting
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
Want to try traditional food that a city is known for? Foodspotting is for you! You can find here local users’ recommendations for specific dishes, along with pictures, reviews and restaurants. You can customize your search for each city alphabetically, by category, rank or neighborhood location. You will be able also to browse your pictures and post comments.

TripIt

TripIt
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
This app is your personal travel agent. It will plan everything for you: from accommodation to car rental and restaurants. You can customize your itinerary by hand or let TripIt do it for you.

Gas Buddy

Gassbuddy
Cost: Free
Available on: iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry
Needs: Wi-Fi connexion
GusBuddy will definitely save your time and money, especially when you are running on empty. It will help you to find the nearest gas stations and provide approximate price.

Source: http://blog.bedandchai.com/

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