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News | 16/07/19

Useful apps that can help plan your holiday

News | 16/07/19

Useful apps that can help plan your holiday

Planning a holiday? Do you write a list of things, want to organize travel documents, plan trips? Learn which useful apps will make holiday preparation easier:

Packpoint

The app helps to automate holiday preparation. Based on the chosen destination, date and preferred activities (swimming, hiking, cycling), the system generates a list of necessary things to pack. When creating a list, the system takes into account weather forecasts and user preferences. The list is a checklist that the user can also share.

Advantages: Simple and comfortable user interface. The list of things is organized neatly and extensibly with other specific items. Sharing makes it easy to organize in group events.

Disadvantages: The free version contains only 14 basic activities, you need to purchase a paid version to enter additional activities or create your own profiles.

Platform: Android, iOS

Price: Basic version free, premium (with additional features) for 3.19 Euro

TripIt

With this app, you will have all the certificates, tickets and other travel documents available in one place. The app clearly shows you the information you need for your trip. It sends various alerts based on the information you enter (e.g., to not miss a departure). You can store important information about your passport or visa.

Advantages: All important information stored and categorized in one place. Share content among selected users. The application also includes a map of airports and individual terminals.

Disadvantages: Uploading documents to the application is not possible directly, but by sending it to the operator’s email address. Interesting features such as the current security check time are only available in the paid version.

Platform: Web, Android, iOS

Price: The basic version is free but it is also possible to buy a Pro version for $ 49

Sygic Travel

In addition to the well-known navigation, the Slovak company offers an application that allows you to create your own travel guide. In the app, you choose what you want to visit on the map and then add places to your daily schedule. There is a basic description of the place, or the admission price, or the estimated length of the visit at each location. The way of transport can be set between locations and the app calculates the estimated time of transport. In some cities it will also recommend a specific bus number and the nearest bus stop. This way you will gradually create your own holiday plan. If you are traveling together with friends, you can invite them and create a plan together.

Advantages: Possibility to create and organize a clear holiday plan. Sorting locations by distance and sequence. Sharing a plan among multiple users. Discover new points of interest recommended by others or add your own.

Cons: Offline maps and plan export to pdf or other format are only available in premium version.

Platform: Web, Android, iOS

Price: The basic version is free, Pro version is $ 3.99 a month or $ 14.99 a year.

Roomer Travel:

An app for those looking for a last-minute bargain offer or for travelers who for some reason cannot use their bookings. Roomer Travel is a platform where travelers offer bookings in hotels that would otherwise fail. The solution is beneficial for both the buyer and the seller. The buyer will find an accommodation offer on the portal that would otherwise be more expensive and the non-refundable fees will be partially refunded to the seller.

Advantages: Finding affordable accommodation. Getting accommodation costs that would otherwise have fallen.

Cons: It is necessary to adapt to the date and other parameters of the offered reservation. Not all accommodation providers can support this form of exchange. Adding a reservation for sale is only possible through a website.

Platform: Web, iOS, Android

Price: Free