Today, 9 out of 10 European travellers use their mobile phone while on vacation to find information, share photos on social networks, to book online... For many, a smartphone is a travel companion you cannot leave at home. Read on to find out which travel apps we think are the most download-worthy, and exactly how they can help you during your next trip.
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How do travellers use their smartphones?
While staying in contact with your travel pals and those back home still ranks highest among phone functions, today your little pocket device works also as a camera, tour guide, travel agent, translator, map, and much more. Thus, besides taking snapshots of your vacation, popular functions while travelling include looking up maps, the weather, sights to see and places to go, as well as translations and currency conversions.
Favourite travel applications
There are lots many great apps out there that will make driving in a foreign country so much easier. Take for example Appy Travellers and Waze, both of which have functions allowing you to avoid traffic jams or plan your travel time more accurately, as well as finding petrol stations along the way. Parkopedia helps you find a car park and even gives real time updates on space availability and prices, and Going Abroad will give you the lowdown on traffic rules across EU Member States.
Appy TravellersTranslate into a foreign language, calculate your cash conversion, serenely steer away from traffic jams... You can make your journey much easier with the right travel apps. All for free!
The world's largest community - based on traffic and navigation apps. Get alerted before you approach police radar, accidents, road hazards or traffic jams, all shared by other drivers in real time. Save on gas and navigate the cheapest station on your route.
The easiest way to find a car park. Availability of all paid and free garages in the local area in real time. Opening hours, prices, space availability and height restrictions.
This app provides infographic on EU road traffic rules. What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? What safety equipment do I need in the car when driving in Slovakia? Available in 22 languages.
The best way to find clean public restrooms all over the world. Each restroom listed comes wirh a user rating for cleanliness, and you can add your own rating.
No more language barriers! Speak, type, write or take a picture to translate between 80 languages. Translate offline while travelling - no internet connection needed!
Finally, our Top 3 favourite travel apps. Google Maps will, without a doubt, be your best friend when you find yourself in a new city, not only allowing you to find out where you are, but also giving information on whatever facilities and sights you have around you. Similarly, TripAdvisor has become a necessity for frequent and occasional travellers alike, where you can make it easier to narrow down your choices by looking at online reviews. Last but not least, the Auto Europe app allows you to book car hire at over 20,000 locations in 180 countries around the world!
1. Auto Europe
2. Trip Advisor
3. Google Maps