Apps To Help You Travel Smarter

9 March 2017
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With technology improving all aspects of everyday life, it only makes sense to utilise it to improve your business travel experience. Tap into these digital resources before you take off to make your time on the road just a little bit easier ...

Trunkster screenshot Trunkster works in conjunction with a high tech suitcase to ensure you never lose your luggage again

Trunkster

Free with luggage

Say goodbye to lost luggage with this unique suitcase. Aside from being the world's first and only rolltop suitcase with zipperless entry, it is fitted with tracking devices that work in conjunction with the Trunkster app to ensure you know where your bag is at all times. But, if that's not enough to convince you, the bag also comes with a built-in scale and charging capabilities.

TripCase screenshot Organise all of your bookings with this helpful app

TripCase

Free

There's a lot to keep track of when travelling for work. Business schedule aside, there are hotel bookings, flights, itineraries and rental information to organise. TripCase makes it just a little bit easier to make sure you're on top of it all. Input all of your travel information into this handy app and it will transform it all into one streamlined itinerary complete with notifications if anything changes. You can also send snapshots of your itinerary, which makes it ideal for keeping in touch with the office and family members. 

GateGuru screenshot You can find everything you need to know about your flight on this helpful app

GateGuru

Free

When it comes to comprehensive flight apps, GateGuru can't be beat. This travel app provides all of the flight and airport information you'll need to ensure your business trip goes off without a hitch. Along with real-time flight status information, you can look up airport content specifically customised to your itinerary. For example, you can look up local airport conditions (traffic to/from as well as delays) and set up push notifications if there are any changes to your flight.  You can even look up restaurants near your gate should you be feeling a bit peckish before your flight.

LoungeBuddy screenshot Looking for a lounge for a long layover? This app has you covered

LoungeBuddy

Free

If you've ever been stuck in the airport on a layover with no lounge access, you'll appreciate this app all the more. It is the only app that allows travellers to view, book and access airport lounges around the world. All you have to do is download, tell LoungeBuddy about your trip and any status, memberships or premium credit cards you may have. It will then look up all available lounges that you can access free of charge or for a onetime fee. You can also look up lounges by desired amenities and find lounge information such as hours of operation and location. 

iTranslate Voice screenshot For all of you international travellers, this free translator can help you through just about any language barrier

iTranslate Voice

Free

Whenever you travel to another country, you should make an effort to learn a few basic phrases to get you by. However, for those times when you need a more thorough understanding of language, this translation app can definitely come in handy. You can translate more than 90 languages and switch between different dialects. Male and female voices are available as are dictionaries with synonyms and different meanings. There is also an offline mode that allows you to translate without having to pay roaming charges.      

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