What are the best tourist advice apps?

asked by Richard Stockley
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8 solutions
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    #1Guides by Lonely Planet

    Guides by Lonely Planet

    Guides by Lonely Planet lets you discover the best things about the destination you're visiting. It has many features that will help you out on your next trip, like audio phrasebooks, offline maps, currency converter, must-see sights, tips from on-the-ground experts, transport info, neighborhood guides, and even a 'near me' functionality that lets you explore the area you're in.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Shirley Mason
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Not to long ago I had to lug around the book guides when traveling to new cities. That seems silly now. This app has all the info including maps that I need. It's all in my phone with nothing extra to carry. I can just enjoy exploring. "
  2. 11

    #2TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor is a travel and restaurant website which allows you to book hotels, restaurants or even flights. You can even read the opinions of other users to know more about the place you want to visit. 

    Websites

    Free

    Lily Fang
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "TripAdvisor is famous for giving the BEST tourist advice ever. Everybody who travels reports backs to TripAdvisor with their reviews. There are enough professional travelers assessing hotels, restaurants and flights all over the world, that if there is a 2-star or a 5-star review, it can be trusted for accuracy. The best deals anywhere are also found on TripAdvisor. Always, always go here first before looking anywhere else online for travel recommendations."
  3. 10

    #3TripExpert

    TripExpert

    With this complete app, you can have a useful tool at hand for finding the best hotels, restaurants, and other attractions near to you. It is a really helpful instrument for any tourist.


    Apps

    Web, Android

    Free

    John Pierce
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "TripExpert is one of the best tourist advice apps. I've used it to find all kinds of cool tips and tricks when travelling at home and abroad."
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    #4TripIt

    TripIt

    TripIt is a travel organizer that creates a full itinerary for your trip. It tells you the nearest transport options, provides you with real-time flight alerts and can even share your plans in an instant. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacob Stewart
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "It's free and it's easy to use and understand. There are features which I haven't found in other free and paid apps. I keep coming back to this one even after trying other apps. I recommended this app to my family."
  2. 7

    #5TripList

    TripList
    TripList is a useful packing list and to-do manager for traveling. Create lists, add items and organize your suitcase in an easy way. You can reuse them, import and export and sync with iCloud, Dropbox and TripIt. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Philip Hicks
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "When planning a long vacation the last thing you want to do is forget something important. With TripList, I can be more relaxed knowing that I won't leave anything I need behind at home when I leave for my trip. The packing and general travel advice is spot on and will leave your mind at ease for your next trip."
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    #6TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

    TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

    The TripAdvisor free app provides you with information about the best hotels and restaurants. It also allows people to compare price and get recommendations and opinions from other people. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Janet Jacobs
    Written on July 27, 2018
    "This is a good product to use to learn how to book and reserve restaurants. I thought the features and just how easy it is to use makes it a must have for people who love restaurants. "
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    #7Hipmunk Travel Search

    Hipmunk Travel Search

    Hipmunk is a free and interactive app that compares travel sites in order to offer you the best hotels and flights options. It is a useful app to save a lot of money by finding the best and lowest price for travelers.


    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Shreyas Jhadav
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Pretty common travel app that's free. I didn't find this too useful as there is a lot of this out currently. It does looks pretty clean and the UI is very user friendly."
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    #8LoungeBuddy

    LoungeBuddy

    This app allows people to access and reserve airport lounges around the world. It is a very simple way to find a lounge that fits your needs. The best way to take a rest before your flight!


    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Marie Carlson
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I travel frequently. Sometimes I just need to relax and take it easy before a long flight. I found out about LoungeBuddy - Access airport lounges worldwide. My friend told me about it and how it's helped her find places to relax before long flights. It's one of the best tourist advice apps out there for your phone. It's easy to set up and find a lounge. I've had no trouble with the app at all. I highly recommend it if you need a place to relax before your flight."

Summary

Best What are the best tourist advice apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Guides by Lonely PlanetApps 15 Free
2TripAdvisorWebsites 11 Free
3TripExpertApps 10 Free
4TripItApps 8 Free
5TripListApps 7 Free
6TripAdvisor Hotels RestaurantsApps 4 Free
7Hipmunk Travel SearchApps 3 Free
8LoungeBuddyApps 1 Free
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