Travel is one of the most enjoyable parts of life but it can also be expensive.
Whether you are on a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime trip or an adventurous low-cost holiday, the opportunity to save a bit of money is always welcome. Fortunately for travellers, there are several smartphone apps that can help you save money while travelling.
The first app that can save you money while travelling is Hopper. Hopper uses the route you input into the app to find the cheapest airfares. Hopper also suggests dates and departure airports at which your flight will be cheaper. It also allows you to follow a trip to see when prices drop and send you notifications when this happens. It is free and available on both iOS and Android.
GateGuru is a flight-tracking app that sends you real-time information regarding your flight such as gate and time changes. Its detailed airport maps ensure you never miss your flight in the event of any change, which, in turn, saves you money. The app also has tips such as where Wi-Fi is strongest or which security gate moves fastest. There are also money saving coupons for restaurants and airport services. This free app is available on Android, Windows, and iOS.
Another way to save money is by downloading the Triposo app. The free app available on both Android and iOS is a downloadable map that can be accessed offline without an Internet connection, saving you data fees. The app is universal and will save you a small fortune on buying physical maps for the places you are visiting. The app also saves you time by helping find nearby eateries and ATMs.
Apps can help you save money on accommodation, flights and more.
Airbnb helps you save money when travelling by letting you stay at another person’s home and in the price range you require. It is cheaper than staying at a hotel on most occasions and finds you accommodation based on filters that you put in. This free app is available on iOS and Android.
OpenTable is a reservation tool that allows you to book seats at a restaurant through your app. It helps you find the restaurant that fits your budget so that you can avoid spending more than planned. It also gives you points as you book through the app, which can be redeemed for discounts on meals. It is free and available on Widows, iOS, and Android.