What To Look For in a Great Travel App [Travel App Tips]

By Kach Umandap January 20th, 2021 Posted in Travel App Reviews, Travel Blog No comments

It is estimated that more than 10,000 smartphone applications are created each and every month. Some are intended for avid gaming fans while others have been engineered to track fitness levels. However, the travel industry has also begun to leverage the benefits that these clever bundles have to offer.

What to Look for in a Great Travel App
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If you are planning a holiday or should you wish to travel abroad, it is always a good idea to know what to look for in a quality app. So, what do the experts have to say? Are there any functions that will be absolutely necessary? Let us examine some important metrics to recognize in advance. This will enable you to make an informed choice without running into any glitches while out and about.

Planning Ahead

What to Look for in a Great Travel App
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One of the primary intentions of any application is to allow users to plan their journey well in advance of the departure date. Some are therefore devoted to finding the best hotels based on location while others are more concerned with checklists such as any paperwork that may be required. Still, remember that you should never solely rely upon the information and advice contained within an app. Let’s imagine for a moment that you plan on visiting Turkey in the coming months. While an application will indeed offer valuable advice, you will also need to get a visa in Turkey to ensure that all paperwork is in order.

It is likewise important to fully appreciate what past and present users have had to say about their experiences with the application. Common portals such as the Apple Store and Google Play provide objective reviews and these are great ways to make certain that the app is suited for your needs. As you may have already guessed, avoid any bundle that tends to be associated with negative feedback.

Travel Apps 101: All About Real-Time Functionality

What to Look for in a Great Travel App
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The majority of travel applications will require a real-time Internet connection. This is important if you wish to access the latest information and suggestions. So, make it a point to ensure that the application is not intended to be used offline.

Another concern involves the user-friendly nature of the bundle in question. How intuitive is the interface? Can you navigate to different sections with a single click? Do all pages display correctly? How much memory will the application requirements in order to function properly? Some apps are known for taking up a large amount of RAM due to third-party advertisements (commonly known as “bloatware”). Of course, it is best to avoid such bundles.

What to Look for in a Great Travel App
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On a final note, how often is the application updated? Some apps such as Skyscanner and HotelTonight will provide real-time data such as flight delays, weather problems, and road conditions. These are all massive benefits if you happen to be traveling to an unfamiliar region of the world.

Traveling abroad has never been easier thanks to the presence of the digital age. Applications will provide you with an amazing level of insight during your journey, so make it a point to follow the suggestions mentioned above.

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.