We all have had our fair share of travel madness, especially at airports. Sometimes we rush to the airport only to discover our flight has been delayed or cancelled. Then we run to the ticket counter to book a new flight along with other frustrated travelers, and wait for hours. Now imagine this. What if you can receive updates on your iPhone, iPad or iPod with a list of flight options or nearby hotels? Better yet, with the ability to book directly via an app on your iDevice? Add to that, how about receiving a list of suggestions for activities or things to do at the airport, in case you get stranded? Sounds like a dream come true right, especially for frequent travelers? Well, that is exactly how travel apps for iDevices are enhancing the future of world travel.
iDevice Travel Apps And Apple Workshops
Top Travel Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod
1. Kayak – Free
Everything KAYAK, right on your phone. Compare flight, hotel and car rental deals, track your flight status, view and manage your trip itinerary, look up baggage fees, access airline numbers and airport information and book your hotel right in the app. Download KAYAK.
2. TripAssist by Expedia – Free
With TripAssist you can get FREE real-time flight status updates, shop and book travel right from your iPhone or iPad, view and update your itinerary any time and get most helpful information for the current stage of your itinerary. Download TripAssist by Expedia
3. FlightTrack Pro – $9.99
Import flight data automatically from any airline confirmation email and get push alerts with real-time changes to your flight. Get real-time flight itinerary updates, and beautiful, zoomable maps that even work offline. FlightTrack Pro has everything you need to stay on top of your trip. Download FlightTrack Pro
4. TripIt – Free
TripIt Travel Organizer puts all your travel plans right on your iPhone no matter where your travel was booked! Forward travel confirmation emails to email@example.com to build a trip itinerary. Then, access your travel info from your iPhone any time with our free app. Download TripIt
5. Avis – Free
The Avis Reservation App creates a real-time car rental reservation that makes it even easier to find an Avis location. The enhanced location search and mapping provide detailed map views and hours of operation in helping make your selection. To even further assist with your rental, more vehicle details are provided along with pricing options and car availability enabling you to breeze through the reservation process. More about Avis.
6. Hipmunk Flight Search – Free
Hipmunk takes the agony out of flight search. You’ll see all the relevant flights on a timeline, helping you visualize the right choice. It doesn’t just show you the cheapest flight first, instead the app sorts by “agony,” which incorporates important factors like how long you’ll be traveling and how many stops you’ll make. When you’ve found the right flight, you can either book it on your iPhone, email it to someone else, or finish on your desktop computer. Download Hipmunk Flight Search
7. Zagat To Go – $9.99
A universal travel app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, you will get a year’s access to fresh restaurant ratings and reviews from over 45 trusted guides. One purchase gets you ZAGAT for your iPhone and iPad! The offline mode lets you browse restaurants while traveling by plane, subway, or anywhere without reception. As a bonus nightlife, hotels and shops are included where available. Download Zagat To Go
8. Hotel Tonight – Free
HotelTonight offers phenomenal rates on same-day bookings at hotels coast-to-coast – from back-to-basics budget to the hippest downtown hotspots, each individually vetted for value and personality. HotelTonight offers exclusive, astonishingly low prices on incredible hotels, same-day, fast and easy bookings until 2:00am, and 3 great deals each night at hotels they personally vet. Download Hotel Tonight
9. Weather HD – $0.99
Weather HD, the most beautiful way to check for weather information on the iPad and the iPhone. See the current and forecast weather in stunning high definition videos. Download Weather HD
10. TripAdvisor – Free
With this app you can browse millions of reviews, opinions, and photos of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, then write or upload your own, find cheap flights all over the world, use the Near Me Now tool to discover options near you or any address you enter, virtual tours, live views, and save hotel, restaurant and attraction pages so you can find them again easily. Download TripAdvisor
Make Use of Apple Workshops
As the travel industry get sophisticated and demand for specific travel apps increase, the supply for it in the Apple AppStore grows too. But how are we suppose to keep track of all the top travel apps? Well, you are in luck as Apple will be holding FREE travel workshops for Apple users at stores in the USA this month. These workshops focus on apps, products and other tools that will help not just travelers but any Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod user. You can use the knowledge to stretch the battery life on your iPhone when traveling or get directions to a restaurant using a travel app. These workshops are about an hour long, guided by an Apple store employee. So make use of this opportunity for a stress-free trip. You can reserve a seat by visiting your local Apple store.
The future for travels sure look bright and headache-free with such advancements in technology. As an Apple user, make sure to take the maximum advantage of these travel apps and workshops for your next travel adventure.