10 must-have travel apps
Arabian Business presents the ten most important tech apps for the people on the go
1 The Ritz-Carlton® App
\nThe Ritz-Carlton App is your reservationist, local guide and property concierge all in one. It is the newest way to help navigate your journey and enhance your experiences at every Ritz-Carlton around the world.
\nFounded in 2007, Dropbox allows you to store all of your vital documents and files in the ‘cloud’. By simply downloading the app, users can simply drag and drop items into their Dropbox and later access them from their mobile device, from any location.
\nThe Skyscanner app, for platforms including iPhone and Android, allows business users to quickly find the quickest and cheapest air routes between cities. \nThe app covers all the major airlines, allowing users to find the best air travel bargains in a matter of seconds.
4 XE Currency
\nWith the XE Currency conversion app for iPhone and iPad, users have access to hundreds of live currency rates and charts at the touch of the button, as well as an easy-to-user currency calculator. \nAccording to the developer’s website, the app has already notched up 5bn downloads and counting.\n
5 Qatar Airways iPhone app
\nAvailable in both English and Arabic, the Qatar Airways iPhone app allows passengers travelling on the Gulf state’s flag carrier to easily check in online, as well as access up-to-the-minute information about flight departures and arrivals.\nThe app is also available on Android and BlackBerry.
\nTripIt offers business travellers all of the details of their itinerary from one place.\nThe app’s features include instant alerts about flight delays, cancellations and gate changes, as well information on alternative routes if needed. TripIt also allows users to share their travel plans online with friends, family and associates.
8 HearPlanet Lite
\nMost travel guide apps only let you read about the destinations you’re travelling to, but with HearPlanet Lite you can listed to detailed audio guides of iconic tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge.\nThe app is available for both iPhone and Android, but the best thing about HearPlanet Lite is the price – it’s free
9 Hotel Tonight
\nAvailable for iPhone, iPad and Android, Hotel Tonight allows travellers to book last minute hotel rooms across the world’s major cities if existing plans fall through.\nThe app’s developers boast that by using the app, travellers can save up to 70 percent on hotel room costs.