5 apps that help take the stress out of travelling

Plan your travels quickly and efficiently with these apps
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If you’re ready to jet off to your next holiday destination but are stressed about planning your travels, check out these five apps that’ll help you take the pressure off before and during your trip.

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If you need scheduled maintenance, deep cleaning and similar services for your apartment while you’re away, opt for ServiceMarket. The app does everything from getting quotes from different companies, comparing their rates and reviewing their credentials.

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Last-minute laundry before travel is a hassle we have all experienced. But apps such as Washmen, which picks up and drops off your laundry, can get it done fast and easy. Use its “next day rush” option if you’re running out of time or it’s “leave at door” option if you want your laundry done while you’re away.

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When traveling to an unfamiliar place, use the Careem taxi app to facilitate safe commuting. Use the “Ride Later” feature if you want an airport pick up and drop off. Though Careem, you also avoid getting conned by local taxi drivers who trick tourists into paying higher prices.

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One of the most stressful parts of travelling is figuring out what to pack. PackPoint provides you with a curated list of your needs based on your destination, considering factors such as weather and terrain.

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Strapped for extra cash? Try using shipping app AirWayBill, which pays customers who agree to carry extra items in their baggage. Users can choose (or buy) and carry items with on their flight and get paid for it.

Sun 16 Jul 2017 03:00 PM GST
By Lubna Hamdan