With summer just around the corner, many people will be thinking of the lovely warm weather and venturing abroad to soak up the sun or enjoy a foreign adventure. Whilst some will book their holidays almost a year in advance, others will wait around in the months leading up to time off – in the hope of grabbing a bargain last minute.
Wherever you’re planning to travel; be it a European city, Asian coastal resort or American road trip, your mobile phone can come in handy. With your handset you’ll be able to book up your next holiday from the comfort of your home, at work, or even on the train – no longer needing to worry about travel agents.
Take a look at some of the great apps you can make the most of.
Booking.com has been everywhere recently; TV, radio and even newspapers and magazines. Whilst the website is pretty good, the app’s even more convenient. You can quickly search hotels and resorts around the world based on your specifications. If you want a 5* hotel, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
You’ll be able to find all the information you need, before booking up online. You won’t need to keep hold of documents and will find millions of options globally for your next adventure. There’s even the chance to check out genuine reviews, whilst you don’t have to pay on the spot either – instead fronting the cash on arrival.
Flights can be expensive and going through the airline website will likely be pricey too. Step up Skyscanner, your home for finding and booking flights to almost any destination from around the world.
You’ll have everything in one place and can quickly compare the cheapest options at your disposal.
Skyscanner is also available in 30 languages and you’ll have the chance to filter based on the number of stops, duration, airline and much more.
Skyscanner is also available on mobile, tablet and desktop – so there’s no reason to miss out.
Want to find out if the hotel you’re thinking about is any good? Then check out TripAdvisor and get the advice of those who have stayed there – with over 200 million reviews to look through. The chances are, whatever the place you want to stay – it’ll be on TripAdvisor.
It’s not just hotels and b&bs that feature here either. Fancy a bite to eat? Then find the best restaurants near you based on reviews. You’ll be able to handpick the top places where you are, whether that’s your home city or abroad.
Expedia offers a similar service to TripAdvisor, but helps you to book hotels and flights, with the potential to make huge savings. You’ll be able to do all this from your mobile phone and can quickly filter your options to find what you’d prefer.
With Expedia you’ll also be able to keep an eye on your itinerary when on the go. This app can be downloaded from both Google Play and iTunes as well, so make sure to add it to your mobile app collection.
Don’t fancy staying in a hotel for your next trip abroad? Then why not check out Airbnb and find some incredible accommodation from around the world. With 34,000 cities and 450,000 places to choose from, you can’t say you’re not spoiled for choice either.
Airbnb offers accommodation such as boathouses in Amsterdam, loft apartments in New York and highland lodges in Scotland. It’s easy to browse the options and book up your accommodation, with online ratings and reviews helping you get a better idea.
Hotels.com is somewhat similar to Booking.com, with the opportunity to find the very best hotels from around the world, based on a number of criteria and thousands of reviews.
Hotels.com has access to accommodation in more than 200 countries, so whether you’re looking for a great deal or a stunning 5* hotel, you’ll find it with this app.
The filter settings are easy-to-use as well. You’ll be able to quickly narrow your options and book online.
You can get the Hotels.com app from iTunes, the Windows store and Google Play – so why miss out?
If you’re thinking about a trip abroad in the near future and want to book up the finest accommodation from around the world in stunning resorts, why not take a closer look at these great apps? You’ll be able to find thousands of reviews and ensure your break gets off to the best possible start.