Make the most of your holiday with these travel apps

Between flights, accommodations, attractions, and restaurants, travel planning can be overwhelming. Luckily, mobile apps can help. From itineraries to activities, these apps will make holiday planning a breeze, and help you make the most of your trip.


Download: Android, iOS

Triposo is comprehensive travel guide that provides tailored recommendations, destination highlights and hidden gems, and the ability to book hotels, tours, and transportation. The app uses algorithms to source content from millions of travel websites, so you’ll find the most unique and relevant things to see and do in your selected destination. Plus, it takes the stress out of travel planning – it can provide real-time, personalised suggestions for activities and sights based on your location, the time of day, the weather, and nearby attractions.


Download: Android, iOS

PocketGuide transforms your phone into a virtual tour guide. Using GPS, the app provides audio tours based on your location, so you can learn about history, attractions, and nearby sights. The tours are created by local guides, and they’re available for more than 150 major cities.


Download: Android, iOS

Have you always dreamed of staying in a tree house in Hawaii or a houseboat in Denmark? You’ll find it on Airbnb. The app features 2.5 million homes in over 191 countries, so you’re sure to find affordable, one-of-a-kind accommodation almost anywhere in the world. Airbnb can also help you experience a destination like a local with its ‘experiences’ feature. Choose from a range of activities – everything from a guided photography walking tour in Los Angeles to an organic wine tasting on a family vineyard in Italy – hosted by local entrepreneurs.


Download: Android, iOS

Never got lost in a new city again with MAPS.ME. This app is loaded with maps from around the world which can be accessed without a data connection. The maps are highly detailed, with practical spots like pharmacies and transit stops clearly marked. The search function also works offline, and it enables you to search for restaurants, attractions, and more.


Download: Android, iOS

Want to find great restaurants when travelling? Download Foursquare, a local search-and-discovery app which collates the best places to eat, drink, and visit in cities around the world. Simply search for restaurants based on your current location, and a list of personal recommendations and short reviews from users will be displayed.