Posted on 14 August 2018

“We’re all going on a summer holiday” (but not before we’ve downloaded these apps)

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“We’re all going on a summer holiday” (but not before we’ve downloaded these apps)

So, you’ve got the essentials packed ready for your great adventure. But what’s the plan when you get there?

Whether you’re city hopping form Munich to Milan, sampling the finest local cuisines in Hanoi or immersing yourself in the cultural hub of old town Havana, you want to be sure you’re getting the most from your trip. Well fear not.

Fortunately, we live in a world that’s more connected than ever thanks to technology, making travel more accessible, and easier, than ever before. Gone are the days of our grandparent’s generation, when the world was still flat, and those who dared ventured further were stark raving mad.

Here we’ve explored some of the savviest travel apps for the modern-day traveller.

  1. Hopper

Hopper doesn’t just let you book flights and accommodation – it tells you when to book. It analyses billions of prices before identifying the cheapest time to travel on thousands of routes. Users also have the option to set real-time alerts, making sure they’re notified when their selected journey is at its cheapest, but also if it’s expected to rise. BONUS – Hopper claim they’re able to save their users 40% on their journeys on average.

  1. Culture Trip

Culture Trip is the place to go to get inspired about culture and creativity anywhere in the world. A global network of local writers, filmmakers and photographers create wide ranging content about food, art and music. So, whether you’re looking for the best hikes in Bali, eco-friendly campsites in South America, or the best secret towns in Europe, The Culture Trip has it all.

  1. WithLocals

More often than not, locals know best. WithLocals connects travelers through unique experiences. So, if you’d like a local Parisian to show you to the art galleries in Paris or want to discover the hidden gems of Florence alongside a local Florentine, this app is the perfect introduction to locals in hundreds of cities across the world.

  1. Wiffinity

Picture the scene. You’re weaving through the streets of Hong Kong, checking Google maps every few steps. You’re on a hell-bent mission to find the restaurant recommended to you by so many friends. You’re slowly approaching the hangry stage, and in desperate need of a drink. You’ve taken a left, a right, a left, and then… gone. You’ve used up your data.

Wiffinity to the rescue. Wiffinity is a mobile platform that helps you discover WiFi hotspots around you, in every city in the world (even without connectivity). And as that famous saying goes, WiFi = life.