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Thursday, 09 May 2019 15:03

5 applications that will make your travel easier

The key to a fabulous trip is a little planning. From apps to help you book your accommodation to apps that will ensure that you don’t miss any of the top attractions at your destination, make the most of these tools to assist you in planning your trip and you’re sure to have a great travel experience.

  1. Airbnb mobile

Airbnb allows hosts with accommodation to rent to connect with travellers looking for the perfect place to stay. Hosts may offer a single room, a suite, an apartment or an entire house, usually at much cheaper prices than staying in a hotel. It's often possible to find luxury accommodation right at the centre of things or overlooking the ocean and owners are often able to assist their visitors with tips and advice about the best places to visit, so booking your accommodation with Airbnb is the ideal way to really get to know the area.

  1. Check and Pack

When planning what you need to take with you on a trip, it’s a good idea to make a packing checklist. But what happens if you forget to add an essential item to the checklist? With Check and Pack, you can be sure that this won’t happen as his app generates the packing list for you. All you have to do is to enter your destination, the kind of trip it is - business, holiday, visiting family- and how you’re going to travel. Based on the information you provide, Check and Pack creates packing lists across several categories including, clothing, electronics, food and drink, entertainment and health and safety. The app also creates a list of to-do items before you leave, from emptying the fridge to turning off the gas.

  1. BingeClock and Reading Length

When you’re faced with a lengthy trip, you need either a good read or a boxed set to keep you entertained. BingeClock allows you to calculate the running time of your favourite shows or movies to see if it fits within your journey time. Reading Length allows you to work out how long it will take you to read a particular title, based on an average reading speed of 250 words a minute. The calculations can be adjusted for slower or faster readers.

  1. Sygic Travel

When you’re visiting a destination for the first time, it can be difficult to know what to see and do first. After all, you don't; want to miss anything. Sygic Travel allows you to generate a customised itinerary for your trip. You just have to enter a few details of where you’re planning to go and for how long: Sygic will then come up with suggestions and timings for each day, making sure that you don’t miss out on any of the top attractions. All the information is regularly updated and your personal itineraries and maps are downloadable so you can view them at any time.

  1. GIVT

No one wants to find themselves missing an appointment or losing out on part of their well-deserved holiday because of a cancelled or delayed flight, but it’s not all negative: at least you are able to claim financial compensation  for the inconvenience. The disruption caused by flight delays or cancellations can be considerable and you could be entitled to claim as much as 600 euros per person. Haven’t got time to deal with the airline about your claim by yourself? GIVT is here to help: just complete our online form with the details of your flight and our expert team will take care of everything for you.