When on a business trip, you are more concerned about getting the job done. Am I right?
You want to stay focused on the meeting/official task that you are going to perform instead of thinking about the travel worries. And that’s where we love the idea of incorporating technology into traveling. On my last business trip to Zurich, I experienced a number of inconveniences while traveling. It constantly deviated my focus from the real job that I had. I wasn’t aware of the apps like Google Translate and so the language barrier became quite a trouble for me. Before going to the next trip I made sure to download some helpful travel apps with my subscription to one of the Spectrum Double Play plans. They facilitated my travel experience immensely.
Did you know there is a travel app that allows skipping the long customs line? I didn’t know either until I happened to use it. I’ll be enlightening you about some of the best travel apps to make your travel experiences stress-free. You can thank me later!
Must-Have Travel Apps
Since everyone owns a smartphone these days, downloading some of the travel apps will make your business trip more productive and smoother. Following are some of the best travel apps available on Android and iOS:
- Mobile Passport
- App in the Air
Let’s know them better.
If you’ve traveled overseas and then back to the United States, you must have filled out a white and blue declaration card. It asks you about your journey and the goods which you are bringing to the country. Mobile Passport is a free app that will do the job for you. The said app is officially recognized by CBP (the United States Customs and Border Protection). It requires the same information about you and your journey that the card does. Once completed, the CBP issues a receipt to you and you can conveniently present it to the inspection officer.
The added bonus is that the users of this app enjoy a shorter designated queue, which is way shorter than the other custom lines.
Packing is one of the most tedious tasks, which involve any travel plan. Did you know there are apps, which can help you pack? PackPoint is one of those incredible apps. It helps you by creating a packing list. All you have to do is to simply enter the places, dates, and reasons for your journey. For instance, the intent in the discussion is business here. So, PackPoint will build a comprehensive list of items which you should consider packing. It creates the list based on your answers.
You can also add your travel companions to your packing list. You can even connect the list to your account on Triplt. However, the app is not free. It costs $2.99.
Do you feel overwhelmed by booking confirmation emails? If yes, download Triplt app. All you have to do is to forward all the related emails to the app and it will present a master itinerary that you can access offline and on multiple devices.
For frequent travelers, Triplt offers seat options, alternate fights, reward points, refund notifications, and so on. The synced calendar and central dashboard tools can be conveniently used to manage a whole team of travel employees.
For business travelers and managers, this app is a must! TravelBank facilitates you in budgeting your trips. It also makes it convenient to upload your expense reports. Some of the other helpful features are creating a budget, booking travel, and scanning receipts.
App in the Air
Promoted as “Personal Flight Assistant”, the app keeps you updated on the flight status. It creates a convenient timeline that indicates the estimated times of check-in, boarding, and landing. It also enlightens you about currency and weather.
If you are a regular traveler, you must know how a long layover feels like. You crave for a place to rest, shower and a quick work catch-up before the boarding the next flight. This app allows you to do so. You can book a hotel room via this app. You get to enjoy 75% off the overnight price. You get the benefit of paying on arrival and you can cancel the booking anytime. You also get to enjoy the hotel amenities.
This app can help in accessing the airport lounge. It allows booking access to the airport lounges across the world. You can do that on the day of travel or up to a couple of months in advance. And you don’t even have to be a business-class or first-class flyer to use this app.
Get your hands on these amazing apps and make your traveling escapades stress-free. Whether on an official visit or personal, these apps can really help you make your journey smoother and better. One of my best friends travels for business frequently. After getting his subscription to one of the Optimum Deals he downloaded these amazing apps on my insistence. Since then, he is a regular user. Download these incredible apps before you too embark on your next trip…
Stephen N. Mills is an entrepreneur, marketer, and writer. As San Francisco resident, he loves reading books and writing on different topics like SEO, Branding, Health and etc. That’s where he finds his inspiration to author in-depth guides that teach E-commerce store owners ways to manage, grow and scale their business. In a former life, Stephen co-founded a custom menswear company which generates 6-figures in annual revenue through its website and retail.