10 must-have travel apps for 2013

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Save money and time while travelling with these 10 apps.

Save money and time while travelling with these 10 apps. (Our featured image is by julieet)

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TripIt

Your itinerary organised and at your fingertips – TripIt

Forward flight, hotel and car-rental confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com, and TripIt combines them into one organised itinerary.

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WhatsApp

Keep in touch with friends and family – WhatsApp

Reduce roaming costs with this text and photo message system. When used in conjunction with a free Wi-Fi connection, it offers facilitates free communication.

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Free Wi-Fi Finder

Locate nearby free Wi-Fi hotspots – Free Wi-Fi Finder

Points you to the nearest publicly-accessible WiFi hotspot (exercise caution at such hotspots, however, as many are unsecure).

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Hotel Tonight

Snag a last minute discount luxury hotel room – Hotel Tonight

Steep last-minute discounts on a nice selection of hotels in 60-plus US cities and 37 cities in Europe, Canada and Mexico.

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Airbnb

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Forgo hotel room banality, and stay in a unique space instead – Airbnb

Searching, messaging and booking for the 33,000 properties (in 192 countries) in Airbnb’s inventory.

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GateGuru

Find the best places to eat and shop in the airport – GateGuru

The AirportCard function intelligently displays information about airport amenities.

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MetrO

Navigate the local subterranean railway system – MetrO

Find the shortest route by public transportation in over 400 cities around the world (user must select which cities to download information for).

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XE

See how foreign prices convert into your own currency – XE

The best currency converter around.

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LocalEats

Dine like the locals at an independently owned restaurant – LocalEats

Map-based search system of restaurants in your location. No national chain restaurants listed.

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SitOrSquat

Locate a nearby publicly accessible toilet – SitOrSquat

Around 100,000 public toilets are listed and rated in the big cities in the US and Europe.

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10 must-have travel apps for 2013 was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.