Travelling in the Information Age just gets easier and easier with information and apps galore at our fingertips. Finding good, reliable travel apps that will do exactly what you need it to do is a trickier prospect though so we’ve found a couple of apps that will be invaluable when you’re travelling. From navigating international airports, currencies, languages and staying in touch with home for free.
Marketing itself as ‘your travel companion’, Flio can help take some of the stress out of your holiday by providing up to date flight information including delays, gate changes and boarding times. It provides comprehensive information about airports across the world that includes their three letter IATA code, terminal maps, helpful tips about lounge access, parking and facilities such as toilets, playgrounds and WiFi, as well as discount vouchers for restaurants and bars. Flio will also notify you if you are entitled to compensation for flight delays, overbookings and cancellations, which makes it one of the handiest travel apps to have. Flio is available for both Apple and Android.
Google Translate gives you the ability to translate by typing in 103 different languages while online and 59 while offline, it also has conversation mode which translates speech instantly in 32 different languages. Camera mode allows you to take pictures of text for instant high quality translation in 37 languages, you can also save phrasebook translations for future reference. This highly rated travel app is available for both Apple and Android.
Available on both Apple and Android, WhatsApp Messenger is a free messenger service that allows you to message, call and send multimedia messages such as video, audio and images to other WhatsApp users. It uses your internet connection so you can stay in touch with friends and family while travelling without costing anything except data charges. WhatsApp is one of the most installed travel apps of all time, it has been downloaded over 5 billion times.
Available on both Apple and Android, XE Currency provides up to date currency information and calculators that makes converting currency extremely easy. It has other functionality that is aimed at users who are trading in international currency and commodities however as a travel app, it is extremely easy to navigate.
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