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THE BEST TRAVEL APPS OF 2017: IPHONE AND ANDROID

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A list of the best travel apps in 2017 // Want to get into the best airport lounges? Track nearby planes? Journey with fellow solo travellers? Need to know the best packing list app? Read on for more on the best travel tech in 2017…

If you’re going to be traveling there are a number of interesting apps that you can use while you are in a brand-new country that can help you to get around and enjoy a much easier travel experience.

THE BEST TRAVEL APPS

Here are some of the top travel apps that you can use with confidence to enjoy an easier time during your travels:

1. Citymapper

Android //Iphone // Desktop

Although Google maps has become a fairly easy source for public transit information and more, Citymapper is one of the more favoured choices for transportation.

Not only do the maps and city mapper improve the quality of the maps that are used but you can find plenty of extra information like the best public transit options, the cheapest transportation providers or the best bike paths to an area with the closest rental company.

Citymapper is more than an app for finding your way around, it is one of the best travel apps because it can plan your entire logistics experience.

2. Google translate 

Android //Iphone

Google translate is one of the easiest ways that you can seamlessly translate items into almost any type of language. A very handy app for travel. 

The translator tool comes with plenty of support and you can find direct translations for day to day needs as well as easy text support.

The app even quickly translates street signs through the app using the camera function.

3. Live Trekker

Android //Iphone

Live Trekker is a great app because it will allow you to go back and look upon your trip using a geo tagged journal experience.

The app tracks you on the map as you go and it allows you to easily add pictures, audio, video and text so that you can create a shareable experience of your travel diary.

This is one of the best new apps for travel because of its interesting live features.

4. Air BnB

Android //Iphone (Join Airbnb here to get £30 off your first booking)

Air BnB is the hospitality version of Uber, it is an online marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodation.

Airbnb is a favourite for many, & has quickly become a substitute for hotels. A sort of home away from home. What’s not to like?!

This is one of the best travel apps around, & will definitely change the way you experience travel. Try it out if you haven’t already..

5. Guides by Lonely Planet (App)

Android // Iphone 

Plan your trip with this best trip planning app. The Lonely Planet app is packed with city guides, maps and handy tips from their guidebooks. No more carrying around extra luggage!

6. Travello

Iphone // Android

A travel social network app for solo travellers & digital nomads. Travello makes it easy to connect with other solo travellers nearby.

It’s great if you fancy having some company for parts of your travel.

7. LoungeBuddy

Iphone // Android

Want to get into the top airport lounges? Loungebuddy let’s you book into the best airport lounges all over the world. Recently they have also launched Loungebuddy for business travellers.

We all know airports can be tiring, but with a great airport lounge makes things a bit better! The Loungebuddy app let’s you see airport lounge reviews, services, and costs.

Once you have picked an airport lounge, you can book it on the app directly.

A great little addition to the best travel apps to have on your phone.

8. Hopper

Iphone // Android

Another entry to our best travel app list is Hopper, an award winning top travel app for booking flights.

Hopper finds you the best deals, & when to fly or book.

9. Packpoint

Iphone // Android

Want your packing to be made easier? Time to check out Packpoint, a best packing list app featured by BBC, LA Times, Lifehacker & co.

Packpoint analyses your trip info, & recommends what you need to take with you. Never leave with the wrong shoes, or odd pair of socks again!

10. XE Currency App

Iphone // Android

XE Currency app is a top travel app, favourited and featured by BBC, LA Times, CNN, & the Travel channel.

Keep up to date with live currency rates and charts, and access currency exchange rates offline on your phone.

This best currency converter app been downloaded over 40 million times, making it one of the best travel apps around.

11. FlightAware Flight Tracker

Iphone//Android

FlightAware is an air travel app that allows you to track flights in live time. You can check the flight status and location of flights all over the world.

Aviation enthusiasts, take note: flightaware is also a fun way of tracking aircrafts that are flying nearby as well their destination.

12. Skyscanner

Iphone // Android

Another addition to the best travel apps is Scyscanner– promising to help you save time & book great deals easily with it’s 3-in-1 app to book flights, hotel and car hire.

13. Culture Trip App

IOS // Android

If you are looking for an easy way to discover great unknown local spots in your home town, or when on holiday then this is the app for you. There are over 300 locations with in depth information on each location. Get ready to grow your bucket list! Read about a day out in London using the Culture trip app to discover local gems here.

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Thank you for reading our mini-guide to the best travel apps in 2017, we hope you found it useful. We will be adding to this list, so bookmark this page for later.

Please leave a comment below if you have suggestions for top travel apps to add to the list!

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  • CJ

    Hi, Really good list. I’d add Tripit app as it’s been a lifesaver and definitely check out My Fave Places app on the App Store. Good complement to these as it allows you to easily record all the places you’ve been to (A-Z format and maps).

    • Hi CJ! Thanks for stopping by, will check out Tripit app 🙂