Smartphone travel apps to download this summer

May 07 2014, 19:14 IST
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SummaryCheck out some of the best smartphone applications available on various platforms to organise your holidays.

The summer holidays are around the corner and it is time to plan a fun-filled family holiday which is full of excitement and joy. But managing the travel for the entire family can be a little stressful too. From catching a plane to layovers and delays, traveling during the holidays always offers a surprise, never knowing what you might have to deal with next.

However, thanks to modern technology you can plan your holidays by sitting on a couch and swiping fingers on your smartphone or tablet. Here are some apps that could make your trip — whether it’s by plane, train or road— a little less stressful.

TripIt

The first application in our list is TripIt, a distinctive travel app that performs everything for you. You just need to forward your travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and the application does the work of combining all of your travel confirmations, itineraries, tickets, hotel bookings, rental car reservations, and the rest in one simple view.

It provides directions of your destination with real-time weather information. You can even Sync it with your Google and Apple calender or set it up to push your travel confirmation emails from Gmail, Outlook to tripIt and it will automatically create a custom built itinerary, every time you travel.

Available on iOS($.99), Android, Blackberry, Windows

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is world’s largest travel portal with millions of photos, reviews to check before you visit a destination. This application helps make it easy for you to find the lowest airfare, great deals on taxi services, hotels, restaurants with food according to your taste and interesting things to do at a new place.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows

Make My Trip

The MakeMyTrip App makes booking your Flights and hotels along with enquiring about your favorite holiday destinations extremely easy and quick. Enjoy a smooth and fast Flight booking experience. You can book domestic as well as international with a simple App experience. You even get discounts on every booking you make. MakeMytrip also sends emails about new deals with discounts on hotels and flights.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows

Redbus

This popular bus booking service is now available on your smartphone. With this app, you can search and book for more than 10,000 routes (including KSRTC, SRS, VRL, KPN and other major Volvo services) that are available on redBus.in website. This app provides 100% secure (SSL based) payment for credit cards, debit cards and net banking. Its integrated navigation facility lets you

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