Best travel apps for android (Updated 2019)

Best travel apps for android: A smartphone can be a good traveling companion because of the services it offers. You can look up information, book hotels, book flights and find out all kinds of information on the go.

To make your phone a valuable guide on on your holidays, you need to make sure you’ve got best travel apps for android installed. If you are going somewhere this December, turn off all your notifications, unsync your work emails and make sure you’ve got all the apps you need for a great vacation.

Best travel apps for android

Duolingo 

This is like a gaming app for languages. It makes learning fun and addictive for people who want to know a few foreign words. If you are a planning a trip to France, it’s good to know how they pronounce a few words. The ability to speak another language helps in engaging with the locals and you will probably cover more area in a city or town. The best thing about the app is that it encourages users to play along by giving points and adding levels.

Google Translate  

If you don’t have time to learn and speak a foreign language, you should probably install an app like Google Translate. It features the ability to translate virtually any language into almost any other language. In addition to that, there is a camera feature that lets you point your phone at a sign or a menu to get an instant translation. But most useful of all are Translate’s cue cards: tap out a phrase in your language, hit translate, turn the phone sideways and it will display a full-screen translation for someone to read.

Uber and other ride sharing apps 

Don’t be that guy who hires a car before he even leaves his country or home. Each country has a hailing app and Uber is now popular across the world hence making it easy for tourists to move around. Countries that have their own ride services, they are usually reasonably priced although surge charging does make things worse sometimes. People all over the world use these services and most of them require a background check before hiring drivers.

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TripIt

This is a travel planner app. Every time you making a booking for your big trip, just forward it to TripIt and it will add it to an automated itinerary.

Booking.com

This is a very popular app and its main feature is having over one million hotels, motels, and other accommodations at its disposal. In addition to that, it has info on local attractions, landmarks, and even local WiFi hotspots. There are also some convenience tools like offline maps, paperless booking, adding reservations to your calendar, and more.

Airbnb

Airbnb allows people to rent out spare rooms to random travelers. It boasts more than 2 million homes across over 190 countries. This is a very handy app when you are on holiday since it offers amazing home solutions.

BBC Weather  

Will it rain in Malindi today? Probably not. BBC Weather comes with a handy home screen widget on Android, is a quick and easy way to check the daily and weekly forecast in pretty much any location in the world.

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