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Best travel apps for late summer getaways

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Enjoying a hassle-free holiday has never been easier, thanks to the excellent selection of travel apps available for your smartphone. Discover a few of the best travel and holiday planner apps available to download today and start planning your next holiday.

TripIt

Make sure you’ve got everything you need to know about your travel plans in one handy place no matter how many journeys you’re taking, with TripIt. This handy app creates a streamlined master itinerary that pulls together information from all of your flight, hotel and booking conformation emails to help you stay on top of every stage on your holiday planning. Your plans are also easily sharable, making it a great choice if you’re travelling with friends or family.

Get TripIt on Google Play or through the App Store.

App in the Air

Travelling by plane and sometimes be tricky, especially when there are stopovers and multiple flights to negotiate, but App in the Air offers a nifty way to make sure you’re always in the right place at the right time. It breaks flights down into four stages – check in, boarding, take off and landing time – to help minimise confusion and offers essential flight status information, even when you’re offline. It also integrates smoothly with TripIt, making them a formidable team.

Get App in the Air on Google Play or through the App Store.

CityMaps2Go

While Google Maps might be the go to solution for getting from A to B when you have an internet connection, it might not be your best travelling companion when you’re going places your mobile provider doesn’t cover. CityMaps2Go, on the other hand, offers downloadable maps and guides to over 7,000 destinations spanning across the globe – making it the perfect choice if you know you’re going to be offline for parts of your holiday.

Get CityMaps2Go on Google Play or through the App Store.

XE Currency Converter

One of the simplest and also most essential apps around, the XE Currency Convertor makes it easy to see exactly how much you might be spending at any point. It features live proprietary currency rates and even stores the latest updated rates, so you can convert your holiday spending even when you don’t have access to the internet.

Get XE Currency Convertor on Google Play or through the App Store.

Bravalol

There are lots of great apps for helping you learn another language but when you’re planning a short trip, there’s a good chance you won’t have time to get to grips with much more than a few basics – and Bravalols selection of phrase book apps and dictionaries are ideal for just that. Containing guides on how to say essential phrases – from ‘good morning’ to ‘there’s an emergency’, they offer the ideal bite-sized information needed for holidays.

Get Bravalol on Google Play or through the App Store.

PackPoint

Love going on holiday and hate packing for it beforehand? Then PackPoint may just be your new favourite app. Take the pain out of holiday planning by creating a quick profile about the type of trip you’re taking then allowing PackPoint to create a simple checklist of everything you’ll need. It takes upcoming weather forecasts, length of your trip and activities you’ve planned into account and also syncs perfectly with TripIt.

Get PackPoint on Google Play or through the App Store.