Sunday, June 24, 2012

Top Travel Apps For Your Next Vacation?

Planning a summer vacation? There are LOTS of apps for that, but with over 17,000 travel applications on the market today, choosing the best one can be a bit daunting. IT Buzz has compiled a brief list of noteworthy travel applications to help you with everything from planning and booking to dining and exploring. Take a look below and be sure to let us know what your favorite travel apps are!
  • TripIt
    Meant for the frequent flier, this application allows you to keep all of your travel itineraries in one place on your phone. Simply forward your confirmation emails to this application, and your reservations will be combined into one itinerary that can also be synced with iPhone or iPad calendars to make sure you stay on schedule!
  • GateGuru
    GateGuru provides real-time status updates for your booked flights and estimated wait times for security lines.  In case you’re in need of a pre-flight snack or searching for other airport amenities, GateGuru provides reviews of airport restaurants and a complete list of airport amenities.
  • Kayak
    Voted the “People’s Voice Winner” at the 2011 Webby Awards, the Kayak travel app compares prices on hundreds of travel websites – helping you find the best deals for hotels, flights, and car rentals. 
  • eCurrency
    Supporting over 190 currencies and functional without an internet connection, this application simplifies the process of currency conversion with its easy-to-use interface.
  • Wi-Fi Finder
    Wi-Fi Finder allows users to quickly find free Wi-Fi spots while on the go.  By utilizing your phone’s GPS, the app helps you locate the closest hotspot and search certain preferred providers.
  • Ask a Nomad
    If you have an unrelenting travel question, the World Nomads community of more than 11,000 worldwide travelers will share their knowledge to provide you with an answer. Use this application when researching a destination or utilize the “Nearby” feature to discover interesting things to do once you have reached your location.
  • Foodspotting
    For those times when you are craving a specific restaurant dish, but are unfamiliar with restaurants in the area, download the Foodspotting app.  Search by dish and get the best recommendations from Travel Channel experts, friends, or other food spotters. 

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