Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

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Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Post by MissKsenia on Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30 am

Free
Travel search website for finding the best deals on flights: what time to leave, number of layovers, and which airlines you can use. In its early days, Kayak only handled search (although it was one of the best at that end of the game), but now you can prepay for flights, hotel reservations, and even car rentals. Additionally, Kayak includes in its searches other aggregation services, like Orbitz and Priceline, to truly make sure you find the best deal.
Available on: Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Web
 
Maps.Me
Free
The Maps.Me mobile app lets you browse around the globe, zoom in on any region or city, and download a detailed map of that area to use offline. You'll see an option to download just the map or the map with directions enabled to get you from point A to B without an Internet connection. What is good about Maps.Me is the great level of detail on maps for lesser traveled places, such as Freetown, Sierra Leone (shown), which isn't well mapped by Google Maps. It's a must-have travel app for those who wander off the beaten path.
Available on: Android, Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, iOS
 
OpenTable
Free
Snag a dinner reservation in less than a minute with the OpenTable app. OpenTable is pretty widely used in major cities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in London. It lets you find restaurants that meet your criteria, see opening times, read reviews, and make reservations online at no charge. It's a great restaurant resource when you're in any city, but especially while traveling.
Available on: Android, Amazon Fire, BlackBerry, iOS, Web, Windows Phone
 
Free
Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars searches for the best travel deals, lets you book them, and offers a price guarantee if another user books the same travel as you for less. Orbitz's app is the kind that anyone would want for planning a trip ahead of time to find low prices, as well as last-minute bookings from the road.
Available on: Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Web
 
Roadtrippers
Free
Tell Roadtrippers your starting location and destination, dates of travel, and what kinds of things you're interested in finding along the way, and this app will plot your journey for you. Roadtrippers can find offbeat attractions, restaurants, museums, amusement parks, camp sites, and more. When you find a site you like, just add it to your trip, and Roadtrippers will redraw your travel map accordingly.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
 
Roomer Travel
Free
This app and website (roomertravel.com) helps travelers sell their prepaid reservations to people who can use them to recoup some of that otherwise lost cost. If you need a hotel in a pinch, you can also see if anyone on Roomer is trying to offload a hotel room in your desired location. Everyone wins.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
 
SkyScanner
SkyScanner's mobile app has such a Free wonderful search interface for finding cheap flights. You can look for a flight on certain dates from your home airport to anywhere in the world based on where it might be inexpensive to fly during that time. You can then adjust your search using a wonderfully intuitive and interactive graph to find the cheapest surrounding dates to travel. SkyScanner partners with a site called ebookers.com for the actual sale, and note that SkyScanner's prices appeared for me in U.S. dollars while ebookers' showed up in GBP. The company makes separate apps for hotel and car rentals.
Available on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Web
 
Triposo
Free
Driving through the desert or deep into mountains, you can't be sure you'll have Internet access. Triposo puts offline maps and travel guides onto your phone so you can use them even in dead zones. Before you download maps and guides for any destination, Triposo tells you how much space they will take up on your phone, too. When you pull up a destination on Triposo, it offers top sightseeing suggestions, a weather forecast, and more ways to explore the destination.
Available on: Android, iOS
 
Yelp
Free
The beauty of Yelp, an app that offers user-generated recommendations for businesses, is that it's used widely by a lot of people. If you show up at a destination and want to find a decent cup of coffee within walking distance, Yelp will probably do the best job. While some other travel apps have plenty of recommendations from other travelers, Yelp is more likely to be used by locals. It's especially good with restaurants, but Yelp can also help you find auto repair shops, health clinics, and other places you might need to visit unexpectedly while on a trip.
Available on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Web, Windows Phone
 
GasBuddy
Free
This app and website helps you find gas by location and price. If you can save a couple of bucks by cruising a little farther down the road, GasBuddy will let you know. 
Available on: Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Web, Windows Phone
 
Gogobot
Free
Gogobot is a social travel app that helps you find places to stay, eat, and play. Gogobot's globetrotting community of users upload photos, information, and ratings for the sites, while also tagging them based on different interests, such as family, foodie, local, outdoor, budget, and adventure. You can explore an area ahead of time and save points of interest to a list in the app. Photos taken by other users help you get a better sense of what you might find at different places of interest.
Available on: Android, iOS, Web
 
A source - PC Magazine Digital Edition:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422244,00.asp
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Re: Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Post by IManager on Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:10 pm

In the era of information technologies, people can no longer live without smartphones, tablets etc. And we probably should thank the developers, who created a great variety of different applications, which are able to help a person in many questions, including questions of trips and their arrangement.

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Re: Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Post by IrinkaKartinka on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:09 pm

Yes, useful links and applications. I often travel and sometimes face the problem of lack of information in the new location. In next trip I will definitely take advantage of these. Thank you so much!!

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Re: Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Post by MissKsenia on Thu May 26, 2016 7:20 pm

There are many sites and lots of information concerning this question. I think before travelling, it is a wise descigion to look for it.
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Re: Best Free Travel Apps of 2015

Post by IManager on Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:11 am

Maybe we could share with each other some useful links. Maybe it could be helpful for people. I know for example interesting tool, called HomeAway ( it is the leader in vacation rentals with the largest selection of properties.)

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