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Must-Have Travel Apps

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Welcome back to the TransferHome blog, today’s post is for all of the avid travellers on must-have travel apps whether you’ve started ticking the places off of your bucket list or just creating it now this is the post for you. We’ve put together a list of 5 must-have applications which help keen travellers to plan, save and enjoy travel adventures. If there’s any we’ve missed that you think are perfect for travel, leave us a comment and let us know!

Sky Scanner

The key features of Sky Scanner app and screenshots of examples.

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Skyscanner gives flexible date searching so you can see which dates are the cheapest to travel to and from your selected location. Their ‘cheapest month’ feature can come in handy for travellers who have chosen a destination but no specific dates. The advantage they have over other search engines is their flexible departure searching rather than selecting a specific airport you can search a country to find the best deal. It’s also great for finding last-minute gems suitable for those on a budget if you do not manage to find a last-minute flight at a lower cost you can set up alerts for specific days and routes and be notified by email.

TransferHome

The key features of TransferHome app, why to use the service and benefits for the customer as well as screenshots of examples.

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With TransferHome you can send and receive mobile credit all within the app, if you’re travelling and need a recharge on your top-up a loved one can boost your balance directly from the TranserHome app with the click of a few buttons. The best part of TransferHome for travellers is that there is zero processing fee’s that are added at checkout, the price you see is the price you pay. With over 500 networks providers partnering with the app, it’s an easy and convenient way for travellers to, access high-quality calls from a trusted service whilst on the go. Another must-have travel app to make sure you can call your family and friends who want to hear all about your adventures.

Air BnB

The key features of AirBnB app, what users can do using the app and screenshots of examples.

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Air Bnb covers over X locations and makes finding accommodation a breeze when you’re booking your travels. Millions of hosts offer their free spaces out to travellers who are looking for somewhere to stay, whether its a whole apartment, house or just a spare bedroom. Staying in an Airbnb can also help you with your travel itinerary if the host is from the local community you can ask them for recommendations. As well as booking accommodation Airbnb also offer experiences and the Airbnb adventures where you can book an experience hosted by local experts. You’ll find a range of activities depending on where you’re travelling, here’s two experiences that you can book in India which have great reviews but you can search your desired travel location.

Cooking & Spice Market with Akash

Price: £23 per person

Cooking class experience in India which is run by an Airbnb host as part of the experience booking.

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A cooking class in Navi Mumbai with a local host the class is based in the host’s home where with the group you’ll prepare traditional Indian dishes. Food and drinks are included in the experience, the food you’ll be preparing alongside the group and host. This particular experience with host Akash you’ll learn to make authentic Mushroom Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer, Onion Pakoda and Jeera Rice. After preparing all the food, Akash takes guests for a tour around his local neighbourhood and a special local market. Previous guest reviews praise Akash’s passion for cooking and knowledge on Indian cuisine.

 

Guided Bike Ride in Dhauladhar

Price: £9 per person

A bike ride showing the views of Dharamshala in India run by an Airbnb host as part of the experience booking.

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A mountain bike ride where you’ll experience amazing views of Dhauladhar with a group of up four other travellers and host Kamal. All equipment from bike to costume is provided so definitely a bonus for those who are travelling light. All travellers meet av he scheduled location before the host talks you through a short ‘Know Your Bike’ session and a trial so everyone is comfortable with their bikes. After everything has been trialled and tested you’ll set off on your 3-hour adventure exploring the beautiful scenery.

Trail Wallet

The key features of Trail Wallet app, how users can budget their money whilst travelling and screenshots of examples.

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The app was built by experienced travellers who understand the frustration of endless notes, receipts and budgeting within the notes on your phone. It has all the features you need to be able to enjoy your travels without worrying about money. You can easily organise your expenses either by trip or month, the features of the app mean you can add expenses as you go. If an unexpected expense arises, you can add it using the ‘Quick Add’ screen. The detailed summary screen shows you everything you need to know about your budget. You can easily view a breakdown of your budget history that will help you recognise where you’re spending over budget or maybe where there is room to allocate more money! A must-have travel app if you’re trying to cut back on costs and work on a stricter budget whilst travelling.

TripIt

The key features of TripItapp, how users can add their bookings to create an itinerary for travels and screenshots of examples.

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TripIt makes travelling easier, with separate itineraries for each of your trips you can plan your time from when you land up until when you leave. Once you’ve completed any bookings for your trip the rest is taken care of by TripIt who can add any form of booking to your selected itinerary. You can access and share plans you’ve made instantly, it all documents and details of travel in one place saving the panic scroll through your inbox when you’re in the queue. Even when offline, you can still access them; we’ve all been through the horror of getting to the front of the queue and not being able to find that e-ticket.

Have you used any of these apps for your travels? If you have, what were your favourite features or do you have any of your own must-have travel apps that you think all travellers should have on their phones? We’d love to hear your suggestions on other apps to use or if you have any travelling of your own planned!

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