It's the 21st century and everything is a click away. Gone are the days when you planned your travels months in advance, pestered your travel agency to chalk out a detailed itinerary or left everything to your local guide. These days, travelers like to be independent and a smart phone and certain travel - friendly apps do more than just encourage this independence. These are some handpicked travel apps which make vacationing a breeze.
Zomato - Mumbai folks use this food based app regularly to scout out local treats but don't realize that this app has truly crossed waters and reached foreign shores. Not only do they list out local restaurants (great choice for travelling within India) but also have reviews, feedback, menus, pictures, and contact information and are available in 11 countries and over 40 cities. XE Currency Exchange - This is the most useful app for any traveler, especially when you're constantly on the go. As the name suggests it gives you the latest figures in currency exchange. From the USD, Sterling Pound, Indian Rupee to Dutch Guild, Chilean Peso or even the Icelandic Krona. It covers a wide range of currencies and even gives you information on trade in currencies, analysis and up to date reports on foreign currency trade.
Booking.com - One of the best apps for hotel reservations is definitely booking.com, with it's easy to use interface and gives you a detailed description of their hotels not to mention very good rates. The highlight is that they give you the exact figure of how much the room will cost you; there is no additional or hidden tax or tariff. What you see is what you get. Trip Advisor - This is a hugely popular site and having the app is a must for any traveler. Not only does Trip Advisor have hotel reviews but also give you insightful information on sightseeing, local hot spots, and restaurants as well. The most useful part is their lists of Things to see or do in various places which help in planning a trip or even sorting out an itinerary when you have a day to spare in-between meetings on a work trip.
WiFi Finder - As the name suggests, this is a god sent app for frequent flyers or social media addicts. Its one thing to want to log into your Twitter and Facebook accounts to constantly upload your pictures and status but this app is more useful for people who need to constantly be in touch and send emails as well. Whatever your desperate need to connect to the web is, WiFi Finder makes it possible by scanning for WiFi hotspots around you, searches for public WiFi anywhere in the world and in other words make the impossible possible.
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Article by - Roxanne Bamboat