Five best apps for the technological traveller

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Technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Our computers are getting smaller and much more powerful, and our digital cameras are turning us all into professional photographers. And now our phones are mini computers in our pockets, giving us access to the internet as well as thousands of apps.

There are useful apps for pretty much every aspect of life. So what are the best and most useful apps for holidaymakers?

Lonely Planet City Guide

The travel experts over at Lonely Planet have come up with a whole range of handy apps for the technological traveller.

There are different apps for most of the world’s most popular cities, giving you information on everything from popular hot spots to the best places to eat.


FlightTrack Pro

This app is a must-have for anyone who likes to be in-the-know all the time. Importing flight data from any airline confirmation email, FlightTrack will keep you updated with any changes to your flights.

Google Earth

Google Earth

What better way to prepare for a trip than to make a virtual visit before you go? Google Earth lets you do just that, and will come in handy when you get lost in a foreign city!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Google-powered phone, you can still get Google Earth on the likes of iPhone and BlackBerry.



One of the most impressive apps out there, Wikitude uses augmented reality technology to bring you information about a place.

All you need to do is point your phone’s camera at your surroundings, and Wikitude will annotate the screen with local information.

Lonely Planet Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Phrasebook

Another one from Lonely Planet, this handy app will help you learn a bit of the local tongue so you can impress your friends.

With a different app for each language, the Lonely Planet Phrasebook will help you master the basics you need to get by, at the very least.

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Five best apps for the technological traveller was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3252 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!