These days, the majority of us own a smartphone, and, if you travel, there are a variety of apps that you can download to make your trip much more enjoyable. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the top apps for travel, for a variety of different devices.
Any frequent travelers out there are likely to already be extremely familiar with the TripAdvisor website, but their app is just as useful. Available for Android and iOs, the app enables you to browse through the millions of reviews available, while also searching for nearby restaurants by budget, food type or rating. The app also makes it easy to add your own photos and reviews to TripAdvisor, making the community bigger and even better.
lers out there are likely to already be extremely familiar with the TripAdvisor website, but their app is just as useful. Available for Android and iOs, the app enables you to browse through the millions of reviews available, while also searching for nearby restaurants by budget, food type or rating. The app also makes it easy to add your own photos and reviews to TripAdvisor, making the community bigger and even better.
While all smartphones already have a native weather app, it is likely that this has failed you on many occasions. Dark Sky is a weather app with a difference – the app uses your actual street-by-street location to produce extremely accurate and detailed forecasts, while sending you notifications when extreme weather is on the way.
Hanging about for hours by an airport departure gate, surrounded by a noisy crowd of other passengers who have already managed to plug themselves into every outlet in sight, can quickly take the fun out of traveling, which is why OROGOLD loves the app LoungeBuddy. All you need to do is open the app, and type in some of your travel information, including the airline you are flying with, any frequent flyer program you are a member of, and any travel credit cards that you may hold. The app will then present you with a list of lounges that you are allowed to access, making your waiting period much more enjoyable and stress-free.
Hopper is an app that is extremely useful when it comes to travel planning. We all know that airline tickets can significantly vary in price depending on when you book them, and you can often end up paying a much higher rate than necessary. With Hopper, users input their destination and rough travel dates, and Hopper will tell them when, in the next few months, is the best day to book their ticket. It is also able to send you alerts when prices have fallen beneath a certain amount, making it especially convenient for those traveling within a tight budget.
When traveling around certain parts of Asia, the language barrier can often be quite a problem, especially when trying to read menus, buy an item in a shop, or work out what a road sign means. WayGo is a photo translation app for Asian languages, with users holding up their phones to snap a photo of the Asian characters, before being able to see an instant, and accurate, translation. The app translates Chinese, Korean and Japanese, and will make traveling around these countries much easier!
Travel apps make traveling so much more convenient and stress-free, which is why OROGOLD always makes sure that we have a good selection of them on our different devices when traveling. From seeking out the different airport lounges that you are allowed to use, to being able to decipher the whole menu at a Chinese-speaking restaurant, we are sure that you will agree that these are some of the most useful travel apps out there!