How Apps Can Help You Plan A Trip

We believe that trip planning is the most important aspect of a trip plan, and it’s fun too. Going through various destinations, checking flight timings, reading train timetables and comparing car rental prices, searching for bargained hotel prices, deciding where to shop and eat; this all this seems very exciting, isn’t it? Now whether you are planning a business trip or a family holiday, you need to plan your itinerary in such a way that you have plenty of time to do everything you want, and not miss out on anything.

With today’s technological boom, it’s easy to plan your trip sitting on your couch with a phone in your hand. Let’s look at them one by one:

TripIt:  A great app that helps you combine all your travel bookings and confirmations at one place. It will send you timely reminder about the flight you are going take and what time will your car rental service arrive. The only drawback on this app is that it won’t suggest your various travel destinations, or help you search hotels.

Guides by Lonely Planet: Now what this app does is that it will help you create your travel wishlist. Now this may include travel destinations like Paris Disneyland with the family, or going on a Solo trip to Bali; or travel experiences like bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge. Again, as you can see, this app will not help you make the booking for that particular trip. TripCase is another such app that helps you arrange all your flight, train, hotel, car rental confirmation in one place. One more example in this list is the quintessential, TripAdvisor.  

TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor will help you plan your trip from start to the end, compare reviews and help you arrive at a right decision. The only drawback of this app is that it will not centralize your travel documentation.

TripHobo: It  is a unique trip planning tool that will let you choose your travel destination, make wishlists and compare hotels, while also letting you book tours and experiences. The two most striking features we found in this trip planning app are group planning and budget calculator. Group planning helps you invite your travel buddies to share ideas, chat and custom-create your travel itinerary, which is then made available on everyone’s dashboard for a ready reference; while the budget calculator gives you a unified budget by taking into consideration your flight, hotel, sightseeing costs, plus lets you add expected costs for food, shopping, tips, and other miscellaneous items. This itinerary planner will also suggest you readymade trip plans that have been created by millions of travellers from all around the world.

 

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16 Comments

  1. Really these kind of App are so helpful now days to plan a trip when people are so busy do not have hours to spend on computer to find out everything which is needed for a trip.

  2. These are all super tips to plan a holiday. I like doing exactly like that, trying to find out the things I really don’t want to miss.

    • Robert Dolmans

      Hey Julz, well I hope these insights will help you to plan even more awesome trips :)!

  3. Brooke

    I had not heard of TripHobo but it sounds really useful! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  4. You couldn’t have written this post better. Thanks to technology, traveling is mad much easier. TripAdvisor is my go to go. I can’t trade any other app for it. I’d check the remaining apps you listed , hopefully, they will be helpful.

    • Robert Dolmans

      Hi Lydia, oh so true! Thanks to technology it has become really easy to move around the globe :). I hope the other apps will come in handy for you!

  5. These apps are definitely the most helpful! Planning a trip nowadays is so easy and manageable! I would also recommend using pepo.com 😉

    • Robert Dolmans

      Hi Agnieszka! I never heard of pepo.com, will definitely check it out :).

  6. Great tips on these apps. There’s a few in here I don’t use so I’ll have to try them out! The Lonely Planet Guides are fantastic and always a good read

  7. A useful list of apps to help plan one’s trip. I know their importance because I plan most of my trips on my own. Tripadvisor is my go to app to know reviews and get answers. And the guides by lonely planet help me allocate the right number of days and add activities to my trip

  8. Those are great apps, I use many of them myself when organizing my trips. I don’t know if you’ve tried the new Google Trips planner; you can create your own custom itineraries, search for restaurants… I used it in Finland and was incredibly helpful!

  9. Ada

    Apps are always very helpful while traveling ! I only have trip advisor on my phone and haven’t heard about the other ones yet so I need to get them ASAP ! Great post!

  10. I utilise every app possible when I travel! They are just so useful. I especially like Tripadvisor 🙂

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