Travel Apps

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, these five apps will take the hassle and stress out of planning your trip so you can enjoy your time on the road.

By Jane Hosking



There are few better ways to plan a trip and collate all your travel details into a seamless itinerary than Travefy. This new app allows you to enter in your flight details, hotel bookings, places you plan to visit, and restaurants you want to try, so that all the information you need is located together in one place. And the best thing about this app is that you can link up with the people you are traveling with to discuss ideas, split costs, and put your itinerary together.

Available on: iOS

Price: Free



If you’re booking flights and you’re after the best time or the cheapest deal, but don’t have time to sift through multiple airline websites, Skyscanner is the app for you. This handy travel-booking tool pulls together flights from almost all of the top airlines and low cost carriers, allowing you to compare prices, flight times, and airlines in a matter of seconds. Skyscanner also provides a monthly chart view of your search so you can see the cheapest days to travel.

Available on: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Price: Free

Hotel Tonight


You never know when you’ll find yourself setting out on a spontaneous holiday or business trip without having a chance to book a hotel in advance. And if you do, there’s no better place to turn than Hotel Tonight. This hotel-booking tool provides last-minute discounts on the best budget and top-range hotels that have empty rooms, making your choice not only quick and easy, but affordable as well.

Available on: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Price:  Free

TripAdvisor Offline City Guides


Most people have heard of TripAdvisor but few have heard of their Offline City Guides app. These downloadable travel guides mean that even if you don’t have a local sim or you want to avoid costly Internet roaming charges, you can still have the best travel advice and crowd-sourced reviews in your pocket so you’ll know where to eat, stay, what attractions to visit, and more. Just make sure you download the guides you need before you leave.

Available on: iOS and Android

Price: Free



There’s certainly no shortage of food apps around, but Foodspotting has brought something different to the table. Instead of basing your search on the type of restaurant you are after, this app allows you to search for the type of food you want to eat, by either the closest option or the best.

Available on: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry

Price: Free