7 Best Travel Apps and Technology to Make Traveling Easier
We all rely on our phones and technology for a lot of our day-to-day activities, so what would make traveling any different? These days you can find an app or a piece of technology for just about anything you need. We’re going to share with you 7 of the best travel apps and technology that we’ve found to help make traveling easier.
When you search for “travel” in your app store, you are met with thousands of results. How do you decide which travel apps are best for you? This, of course, depends on whether you are traveling for business or leisure, and what your specific needs are. Here we are going to focus on business travel. Consider these 4 apps we think every corporate traveller should download today.
This app was launched by the co-founder of Kayak and is like having a personal assistant in the palm of your hand. Lola uses a combination of AI and real concierges to help you plan every aspect of your business trip. There is also 24/7 support to help with any challenges that might arise while you travel. One of our favorite features of the Lola app is the ability to receive real-time flight updates and even to re-book your flight if you miss a connection.
Have you ever found yourself on a long layover and just wished you could rest and freshen up a little? Well, with Dayuse, you can. This app allows users to book a hotel room for a couple of hours with up to 75 percent discounts compared to a typical night stay. There are currently more than 5,000 hotels in 23 countries listed on the app. A bonus of using this service is you will have access to all of the hotel’s amenities during your stay.
Have you ever had a trip where you’ve had to sprint from one side of the airport to the other to make a connecting flight? Then you know the likelihood of being able to grab some food in between flights is very low. With the Grab app, you can increase your chances of grabbing a snack or meal as you run through the terminal. Grab lets you preview the food options in the airport and even lets you preorder so it’s ready for you as you make your way to the next gate. The Grab app is currently only compatible with U.S. airports but allows access to more than 150 food locations.
This app is great to use while getting around the city, especially if your hotel isn’t near any of the locations you will be meeting during your stay. Citymapper provides you with the fastest route to your destination and even includes bus and train stations with up-to-date information on when the next arrival will be. Another cool thing about this app is it provides a chat feature so you can connect with friends and family, and give them updates about your location while you’re traveling.
For the technology you can’t travel without, here are our 3 favorite tech gadgets that make traveling easier.
This little handheld gadget lets you keep working while you travel. Plans start at just $8 a day and give you 24-hour access to unlimited WiFi. The device is priced at just $80, which is a small amount to pay for a steady WiFi connection, especially in areas where service is spotty.
Nothing is worse than needing to finish a presentation on the way to a meeting from the airport and running out of battery on your laptop. A portable charger is one of the best investments a business traveler can make. For a good-quality charger, you’ll spend between $25 to $50, but you’ll never have to worry about a dead battery again.
Not only are these suitcases the perfect carry-on size, but they also help keep all your technology charged and ready to go. These smart suitcases have built-in battery packs you can use to charge your cellphone or laptop on the go. Some are even equipped with solar chargers so you don’t have to remember to charge the battery in between uses. You can find these amazing suitcases online starting around $200.
These are just a few of our favorite travel apps and technology. We are adding new things to our list with every trip we take. Hopefully, you’ve found one or two new apps to make your next business trip a breeze. Contact us today to book your next trip.