5 travel tips to plan the best trip for the holidays

Travel smart with the right apps and leave your worries behind

Today’s smartphones are the ultimate travel companion. It acts like a guidebook, translator and travel agent all at once – there’s no shortage of apps to ensure your next trip goes smoothly.

Which also means you can bid farewell to cumbersome plans because everything that you've planned is all stored neatly and securely in your smartphone. One might ask how you can go about doing this with minimal hassle. The trick is in following these 5 travel tips, through the grace of apps, to make your next holiday truly memorable.

1. Save on airfare with Hopper

You’ll want to snag the best flight deal on offer at an instant. Hopper is not only a flight-booking app; it also tells you when is the best time to buy.

Just select your destination and dates from the colour-coded calendar (which predicts the average prices for your selected flight) and Hopper will recommend if you should wait it out or buy it immediately. If you choose to wait, it instantly sends notifications the moment prices go down.

Download Hopper for iOS

Download Hopper for Android

2. Hunt for the perfect accommodation, anywhere with Trivago and Airbnb

Whether you’re searching for a lavish hotel or budget dorm, Trivago is the best app to compare prices from over 250 hotel booking websites. Just mark your date and destination, set your maximum price and the app does the rest for you.

Alternatively, consider non-traditional accommodation using Airbnb. With more than 2 million listings in over 34,000 cities, discover affordable apartments or stay in castle for your next holiday. And if you’re up for it, you can also let your place out when you travel.

Download Trivago for iOS and Android

Download Airbnb for iOS and Android