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Top 10 Travel Apps for Android and iOS

Not long ago, without a legitimate tour guide or guide book, navigating through new places abroad could prove difficult. Whether you were looking to find accommodation, eateries or transportation, it was all a maze. Fortunately, thanks mobile technology, we can now drive or fly anywhere and blend in with the locals with a wealth of local knowledge at our fingertips.

From Google Play to Apple Store, here are our top 10 apps to improve your travel experience:

1. Skyscanner

Skyscanner takes care of all your hotel, flights, and car rental worries. The app searches for the best and most affordable options through its travel partners. It also gives you alerts when prices change and the cheapest date to fly.

2. HotelTonight

This app gives you last-minute discounts on unoccupied hotel rooms. It’s easy to use and swift when making room reservations, and has 24/7 customer support.

3. Airbnb

Airbnb is a popular community marketplace where you can list, discover, and book accommodation all over the world. From apartments to villas, it’s all there. You can find some really unique places on Airbnb that would otherwise not be available.

4. Kayak

Kayak searches through numerous travel sites for the best flights, hotels, and car rentals.

5. Google Trips

This app automatically extracts and organises travel information from your email and inbox. You can check hotels, flights, and car rentals. It also gives suggestions like eateries and things to see nearby.

6. TripAdvisor

This app searches across hundreds of hotels and flights websites to give you the most affordable options. It also gives you suggestions to fascinating places nearby.  Want to find the best Pizza restaurant in Italy? You’ll find it here.

7. Citymapper

This is probably one of the best navigation app for cities. It factors in all modes of transportation before giving you the best route possible. It gives you alerts on delays and step-by-step directions.

8. iTranslate

This app is handy when touring a country where the people speak a different language. Locals simply speak into your smartphone, and the app translates what they say into over 90 languages.

9. Xe Currency

This app allows users to convert every currency and precious metal in the world. It can monitor 10 currencies simultaneously!

10. Circa

Circa is a time zone tracker that enables you to check the time of your current location, and where you are headed. It’s useful when travelling across different countries in a short space of time.

Technology has transformed travel in many ways in such a way that finding accommodation and transport are no longer a concern. Use these apps to discover the world in a new way.

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