There are two types of travel apps; those that are useful and those that are not. The only issue is that some apps are interchangeable on these lists depending on where you are travelling to in the world but we think we’ve cracked those with the most valuable for the Just Fly Business customers.
Let’s take a look at five of the most useful and purposeful apps when travelling outside of Europe on either a luxury holiday or a business trip:
Travel List is an understated and yet inspired app. Despite minimal fanfare, this paid app (available on the iPhone for $1.99) enables you to adopt a structured approach to packing and ensures that you take everything required for a long-haul flight to far-flung destinations. From specialist chargers to the right layers of clothing, this app performs a starring role in getting your holiday off to the right start.
In most European nations, English is a prominent second language that is spoken frequently and fluently. The same cannot be said outside of the continent, however, where our native tongue is far less commonplace and often spoke without fluency. This is why the popular and easy-to-use Duolingo app has acquired 70 million registrants since its inception, with its unique, fun and interactive approach to teaching basic language capable of helping you to communicate wherever you go in the world.
Rome2Rio is another criminally underrated app, with alternatives such as CityMaps2Go often preferred as they are more polished and include tips from local experts. Rome2Rio has a larger wealth of data, however, while it also incorporates public transport routes and offbeat locations from a host of cities around the world. This app is also free to access, while it can also be accessed offline if necessary.
The king-pin of currency conversion, XE’s product dominates desktop searches while its mobile app has collected more than 20 million downloads since its launch. While it has a host of advanced, commercial features, its primary purpose is as a real-time, global currency converter that leverages the most accurate data sources. It is also accessible offline, which is a huge bonus for those travelling off the beaten track.
When you travel domestically or across Europe, it is relatively easy to find familiar types of cuisine. Locations outside of the continent offer no such comfort, however, meaning that less adventurous travellers may struggle to find dishes that appeal to their palette. Foodspotting can help global travellers to negate this risk, however, as it helps you to find the most desirable dishes and restaurants within a specific region.