Best Travel Companion Apps for your Next Dream Vacation
August 18, 2017
Several mobile and web apps are now available to help people with their daily routines and activities. Such digital platforms are also utilized by enterprises to promote their businesses and stand out against competition.
Then, there are those apps that can serve as aid and support for vacations.
With so many travel apps available, it can become difficult to discern which ones can really help make your next vacation hassle-free and more satisfying. So, we thought we’d help you out.
If you want to rent a car and drive it yourself for an out-of-town vacation or nearby staycation, this app would help you find one. Renting a car would never have been as easy as one could imagine with Turo. It allows you to rent a car directly from its owner.
Cool cars such as a Tesla Model S, Range Rover Sport, Toyota Camry, or Jeep Compass can be one of your choices. You may also get a better rental rate by using Turo compared to getting a car from big car rental companies.
Turo has its own website and a mobile app which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.
If your trip would require you to fly to your destination, Skyscanner can assist you in finding cheap airfare offered by different airline companies.
Skyscanner is a free travel search site, both available on mobile and web, which provides comparisons on the amount of airfares and available promo fares for domestic and international flights.
This app can help you search, not just airfares, but also cheapest accommodations on hotels, holiday deals, and car rentals. These capabilities make it a one-stop travel search engine, from transportation to accommodation.
When you are that type of person who travels a lot, whether for business purposes or leisure, Dufl best suits you.
Dufl keeps you away from the inconvenience of packing clothes every time you move from one place to another. Once you have created an account, a suitcase will be delivered to your doorstep, and you can immediately start packing clothes for your trip. Then, the suitcase should be mailed back to Dufl’s central storage facility. Dufl will take inventory and photos of your clothes and put it in the app for your reference. When you need your clothes, all you have to do is select the items from the app and it will be sent to your destination.
The service also includes washing and dry cleaning of all your clothes when you are done. Your clothes are then stored until your next trip. The storage service costs $10 per month, and each bag sent to your destination costs $99 roundtrip, including the cleaning and repacking.
Subscribing to Dufl may cost an amount of money, but the time and effort it saves is more than enough to prove that it will be worth it.
Foursquare came up with two mobile apps which can help consumers build meaningful and amazing getaway experiences: Foursquare City Guide and Foursquare Swarm.
Foursquare City Guide app allows you to discover new places by including recommendations gathered from a community which you trust.
On the other hand, Foursquare Swarm app lets you check in to a place where you go and even lets you share updates with your friends through your social media accounts. Every check-in corresponds to points which can make you crowned the Mayor among your friends. It allows checking into places more fun and exciting.
Tab app eliminates the inconvenience of splitting up a bill among a large party. It works by letting you take a photo of the receipt, select your items, and calculate the amount that each one from the group should pay.
What you only need to do is pass the phone around and let each person tap their own expenses. This guarantees a very quick and easy solution when going out in large groups. Friends who always underpay can be avoided with this handy app.
This app can help you find accommodation that suits your needs. Airbnb allows people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations across 65,000 cities in 191 countries. You can even book them through the Airbnb website.
Aside from the vision of Airbnb to connect people to different travel experiences with world-class customer service, it is also considered a platform that helps people with extra spaces to monetize their assets by opening and advertising it for accommodation to millions of audience worldwide.
To avoid panic during emergencies, it is best to download this app to quickly locate the nearest HMO-accredited healthcare providers. It shows the names of physicians, medical coordinators, their exact location, and contact numbers.
Easimed Rise is in partnership with Cocolife Healthcare and HPPI. These two are involved in the development of two mobile apps which carry the features mentioned above. With Easimed Rise, everyone has access to mobile and patient-centric solutions for today’s healthcare.
Every activity becomes more productive, fun, exciting, and enjoyable with the use of apps that perfectly suit our needs. If anything can guarantee you assistance in most of the things you need to do when traveling, it is definitely these software apps.
You will never feel alone because they can be considered great companions.
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- DUFL. Dufl, n.d. Web. <https://www.dufl.com/>.
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