What are the best travel apps?

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    #1TripAdvisor 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

    Larry Simpson
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Had I written this review a couple years back, I would have had nothing but glowing praise for what used to be the king of all travel apps. However, TripAdvisor has been consistently accused of removing negative reviews. Without transparency, this app is more misleading than useful."
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    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Juan Nelson
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "The best part about traveling is to experience the local things that everyone has to offer, and loading up Google Maps you can just type (or say) what it is you're looking for, and it shows you how close everything is to you. It's nice because you can switch between your modes of travel and it'll adjust accordingly. And it's always up to date, unlike that travel guide book at the local welcome center you picked up a few years ago."
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    #3Skyscanner

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner is an all-in-one booking application. It lets users easily find and compare the cheapest days and months to fly with their color-coded calendar and chart view. It also runs on Windows.

    Websites

    Free

    Jose Simmons
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Wow , i have used Hot wire for 90 percent of my bookings , but this is a game changer. You would not believe the cheap flights you can get on this. I'm so glad i found this app as i have saved a ton of money when i booked flights for the holidays. You get some exclusive savings only found on skyscanner. I have found tickets as low as $49 one way which i have never come across before on the other apps i use. "
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    #4Hopper

    Hopper

    Hopper is an app that tells you when to book and when to wait with both flights and hotels. This free app also lets you get notifications about updated prices.

     


    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Amy Hanson
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Hopper is actually really handy and I like it a lot. A friend recommended it to me and I really like how you get notifications about price changes. I think that's honestly the best part about the app. Other apps that I've tried in the past don't have that feature, and so that's why Hopper stands out to me as the best choice compared to other apps in this category. Try it - you won't be disappointed! "
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    #5Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Craig Allen
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "What are the best travel apps? Citymapper on Google Play is your solution you need."
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    #6Airbnb

    Airbnb

    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Randy Fowler
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "If you have a house with a extra room and are looking to make a little extra money, try out this app. It allows you to list your room for rent and get posted where thousands of people can see it. Also, if you are looking to do a little travel yourself, you can find great prices on cozy little room almost anywhere. That sure beats staying at some stuffing hotel. This app is a must for people who like to travel."
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    #7Yelp

    Yelp

    Yelp operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses. Using this app you will be able to find close restaurants, bars and business of all kind, and leave its reviews so you can know what does everyone think about that place.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Jonathan Nguyen
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "The Yelp app is really helpful, especially when combined with Google reviews on your phone. Using the app together with that gets you a really complete view of how people have rated restaurants and other establishments. By itself, Yelp provides a pretty good view of what you'll be getting into on its own, I think, but it does benefit by having Google automatically provide you with reviews as well, so you can compare how people who use the two services rate the same place. But yeah, it's really simple, easy to use, and it's just all around a convenient time saver. Sometimes the ads can get a tiny bit annoying, but it's free, so I can't complain. "
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    #8Google Trips

    Google Trips
    Google Trips is a free app for travel, that allows you to organize all the info that you need in one place. It also gives you activity suggestions and daily plans for your trip. It's available for iOS and Android.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jenny Lu
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "I like to head to Canada for quick weekend trips because Canada is both cosmopolitan and naturally beautiful. I discovered the free app Google Trips a couple months back and I just love it. Not only can you organize all the travel details such as flight info, hotels, rentals etc, but Google Trips offers suggestions on places to visit or restaurants you might like in the area. It's nice to have all that information in one location and not have to hunt it down and toggle between several apps. I recommend you try Google Trips. I'm sure you'll like it as well as I do."
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    #9Hotel Reservations

    Hotel Reservations

    Hotel Reservations is an app that allows users to find and book reservations for the best hotels that fit their budget, anywhere in the world. The app has a powerful search engine that can be tailored to fit the user's criteria.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Donna Webb
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Hotel Reservations app is the only hotel booking app you’ll need to find cheap hotelsand best offers onworld hotels in the most popular destinations. Searching for the low prices, discounts and book the hotel on your best hotel booking site. You can compare prices for inns, guesthouses, apartments,and hostels in all the popular booking platforms such as Booking, Agoda, Hotels and more. Look before you book room! Compare prices of world hotels from multiple websites at one place: Hotel Reservations app, compare hotel prices and choose the best offer. You can see the budget hotel or search the cheapest hotels from hundreds of most popular destinations and choose from thousands of featured guesthouses. We knowwhere to find cheap hotels. Find hotels with the Hotel Reservations app, reserve it andsave money on your next trip! How to search hotels with booking hotel app Choose any destination around the world & marks Check-in, Check-out, Room for &SEARCH hotels, Find hotels, compare hotels prices and look at the photos of hotels and rooms from the popular international hotel booking sites, Filters help you to search: nearby hotels, hostels, resort, apartment, homestay, bad & breakfast, serviced apartment, Search cheap hotels with main features’ : 24 — hour reception, airport shuttle, fitness room, parking, free Wi-Fi, kitchen, kitchenette, sort your search based on location, price, etc., Discover new cheap 5 star hotels or 4, 3, 2 star hotels with the best communications; find discounts and savings from inns worldwide, Search the hotel based on the tourist attraction you want to visit Find ratings, photos of the hotels room, location and reviews of the featured hotels, See the prices in the currency of your choice, Multiple language support, User-friendlyinterface."
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    #10Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Ralph Harvey
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I've been using this app for the past few years and while it's still far from perfect, it does a decent job, overall. It gets a little better with every update and is definitely useful and probably the best translator app out there. Recommended for all travelers. "
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    #11Uber

    Uber

    Uber is a ride-sharing and taxi-hailing application for fast, reliable rides in minutes. With Uber, users just have to tap and request a ride. The app also gives users the option to pay with credit or cash in select cities in the world. 

    Apps

    Official website, iOS, Android

    Free

    Kenneth Coleman
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "A good ridesharring app. It's much lighter on your pocket than standard taxi services. It's easy to use get a right straight from your phone"
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    #12Airline Ticketer

    Airline Ticketer

    Airline Ticketer is a free booking app developed by Cheap AirlinetTickets in 2018. This flight searching app is looking for the cheapest airfare available. It features notifications in travel discounts and deals from airlines.  

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #13Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance

    TravelInsurance.com is an – A+ BBB accredited travel insurance provider. Licensed in all 50 states and Member of the US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA).

    Other

    Free

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    #14Zomato

    Zomato

    Zomato is mobile restaurant search discovery service providing in-depth information for over 1.4mn restaurants in 23 countries. You can order food online and make reservations.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Miguel Ángel Saldaña
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "Zomato is a very useful app, especially if you're travelling and need to make dinner reservations. The selection is somewhat limited, but if the restaurant you're interested in is participating, Zomato makes it easy to place reservations or place orders to go."
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    #15Booking

    Booking
    Booking is a travel fare aggregator website which offers big savings on hotels in 96,000 destinations worldwide. You can even browse hotel reviews and find the guaranteed best price on hotels for all budgets.
    Websites

    Free

    Javier Zepeda
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Booking.com was a terrific source/solution for me, it had all the details I needed regarding location, amenities and pricing, so that it was easy enough to make a budget for the trip and simply work on enjoying myself with my friends. A great option for all."
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    #16Capital One Spark Miles

    Capital One Spark Miles

    The Capital One Spark Miles is a travel rewards card which lets card users to earn 2 miles per dollar on every purchase. It allows unlimited 2X miles on every purchase for your business with no blackouts or seat restrictions.

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    #17United Explorer

    United Explorer

    The United Explorer card is a travel rewards card that debuted on June 1, 2018. It includes a $100 credit for the Global Entry or TSA Precheck application fee.

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    #18Dimmi

    Dimmi
    Dimmi is a free app that allows you to book a table over 4.000 restaurants in Australia. Search and discover new places to eat, browse menus, reviews and special offers and make your reservation in just seconds.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Brenda Jensen
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "in case you want to book a table in a restaurant , you need dimmi app. you have many options to choose from"
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    #19Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

    Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

    The Capital One Venture Rewards card was named 'The Best Travel Card' by CNBC for 2018. It allows users to earn 2X miles on every purchase, every day. 

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    #20Chase Sapphire Preferred

    Chase Sapphire Preferred
    The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is a travel rewards credit card. With this card, you can earn two points per dollar spent on travel and dining at restaurants, and one point per dollar on all other purchases.
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    #21SpotHero

    SpotHero

    SpotHero is a parking booker and finder that helps you to find available and cheap parking spots all over the US territory. You can both search for the spot and even book it in advance, having major savings on its prices up to half of the value.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Bobby Mitchell
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "SpotHero is a great app for those on-the-go or traveling. In a new city that you aren't familiar with and need to find a parking spot? SpotHero will get you to the cheapest available parking spot, or the closest, whatever you prefer."
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    #22Guides 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

    James Allen
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This app has a lot of information, which makes it great to keep installed and with you in case you need it. I find the information detailed an interesting to learn about. I would recommend this to friends and family."
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    #23Hilton Honors Aspire

    Hilton Honors Aspire

    The Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card is a travel rewards card that is a must-have for frequent travelers and high spenders who stay at Hilton hotels. 

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    #24Chase Sapphire Reserve

    Chase Sapphire Reserve

    The Chase Sapphire Reserve card is a travel rewards card that provides industry-leading rewards on travel and dining purchases. Card users can net a 4.5% rewards rate, provided you use the $300 travel credit. 

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    #25British Airways Visa Signature Card

    British Airways Visa Signature Card

    The British Airways Visa is a travel rewards card that allows card users to earn up to 100,000 Avios — 50,000 Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months, an additional 25,000 Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first year. 

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    #26Travelex

    Travelex

    Travelex Insurance Services is a travel insurance provider owned by Cover-More Group, one of Australia’s largest insurance providers, and is a leader in providing quality travel insurance. With over 55 years of protecting travelers.

    Other

    Free

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    #27American Express Insurance

    American Express Insurance

    American Express Insurance is a travel division of American Express. It focuses on business customers and business travel and supplies corporate travel management services as a travel management company.

    Other

    Free

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    #28IMG Travel Insurance

    IMG Travel Insurance

    International Medical Group (IMG) Insurance provides international medical insurance products includes servicing vacationers, people traveling frequently between countries, and those who maintain multiple countries of residence.

    Other

    Free

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    #29OpenTable

    OpenTable

    OpenTable: Restaurants Near Meis an app that helps you find, explore, and manage restaurant reservations free and instantly. This app also allows users to leave reviews on the restaurants they went to.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Richard Griffin
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "While a great app for food, this would not be the top source I would look for in regards to weekend getaways. If the selection for travel on focused on food and wine, this might be your spot, but information regarding other weekend getaways are not here."
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    #30TripIt

    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

    Benjamin Black
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "This is a sweet little app for planning out your entire trip. Really helps me keep us on schedule."
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    #31PackPoint

    PackPoint

    PackPoint is a packing list organizer for serious travelers. Users just need to enter the city destination, the departure date and the number of nights and this app will organize a packing list and luggage checklist.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christopher Davis
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "helps getting organized, helps reduce workload as much organization is concerned"
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    #32Waze

    Waze
    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Raymond Campbell
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "Waze is a new app I tried when I was looking to try something different than the normal travel apps I use for directions. Waze is great and has a number of easy to use features for helping one to make and use live maps, it provides helpful real-time traffic updates and gives precise turn-by-turn navigation for a carefree driving experience to your desired destination. If you are looking for such an app for your travels or to try a different one than the one you currently use, then WAZE is a good option among those that are available."
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    #33TripAdvisor

    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

    Gregory Clark
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Thinking about going to Canada? Do you have limits funds? By using Trip Adviser you can save moey o your trip. This is a one stop shot where you can book everything you need from this one site. Trip adviser compares prices from over 200 sites assuring that you get the best deals out there. "
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    #34HotelTonight

    HotelTonight

    HotelTonight is a free to use website and app that lets you book hotel rooms on the same day and at attractive rates. This app also features in-app concierge powered by real people.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Vishal Shah
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Hotel Tonight is a very good app for finding a place to stay at the last minute. It has a nice appearance and is very convenient."
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    #35Roadtrippers

    Roadtrippers
    Roadtrippers lets you plan your next road trip by using Google-Maps based directions to lay out your route and helps you find all the stops along the way. With this service, you can save your trips, edit them, and calculate fuel costs, time, and distance.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Other Platform

    Free

    Aaron Taylor
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Roadtrippers is a great app I use when traveling or just exploring places around town. I love how you can find places around your area or elsewhere so easily. It's user-friendly interface is a great help while driving."
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    #36Expedia

    Expedia

    Expedia.com is a travel app and website owned by Expedia Inc. It allows you to book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions and services via the internet or telephone agents.

    Websites

    Free

    John Pierce
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Expedia is one of the best travel apps for business or other types of trips. "
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    #37Curb

    Curb
    Formerly known as Taxi Magic, is live in 60 cities with roughly 35,000 cars. Curb only works with professional taxi and for-hire services. 
    Apps

    website, iOS, Android

    Maria Rivera
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "It is a useful app to find taxis in other countries, but it doesn't work in all countries. Check first if where you are traveling is included. "
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    #38Oasis

    Oasis
    Oasis is a free app for iOS devices that will help you to book handpicked homes with a range of hotel-like amenities in an easy way. The app offers you homes in more than 20 cities worldwide.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Alexander Evans
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "I tried using Oasis on a trip recently and I wasn't really very impressed. The service seems like an okay idea as a more luxury version of airbnb, but the selection just wasn't what I expected."
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    #39DINR

    DINR

    Whether you live in Canada or you are there as a traveler, in this free app you will find a lot of last-minute reservation options for a good dinner. Just pick the restaurant that catches your eyes and bon appetit!

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Aaron Kim
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "I’m familiar with apps to find local eateries in the US, but when visiting Canada during a recent vacation, I was looking for a similar app that I could use to find local places to make a reservation at. I found the app called DINR to be just the thing I was looking for. It was recommended to me by a native Canadian. Whether you live in Canada or are just visiting for business or vacation, then I'd check out the DINR app for an easy to use option that gets the job done!"
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    #40American Express Platinum Card

    American Express Platinum Card

    The Platinum Card from American Express is a travel rewards card which comes with 60,000 bonus points after $5,000 in purchases in the first three months of card membership.

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Summary

Best What are the best travel apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TripAdvisor Hotels RestaurantsApps 14 Free
2Google MapsApps 13 Free
3SkyscannerWebsites 12 Free
4HopperApps 9 Free
5CitymapperApps 9 Free
6AirbnbWebsites 7 Free
7YelpApps 5 Free
8Google TripsApps 5 Free
9Hotel ReservationsApps 3 Free
10Google TranslateApps 3 Free
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