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How are apps transforming the travel industry and benefiting tourists?

By Mohamed Rehan

26 October 2021, MVT 15:19
How are apps transforming the travel industry and benefiting tourists?
26 October 2021, MVT 15:19

Your smartphone goes with you everywhere you go; even if it means that you are backpacking across a mountain range or kicking back in the Bahamas. But are you really utilizing your smartphone or any other digital gadgets on your hands or before traveling?

Having the right set of mobile applications can help you a great deal from saving your time and money before you embark across countries and places.


It is really easy for you to get lost or lose track of where you are headed when you are in a new city or country. Citymapper helps you with this by presenting you with the fastest routes from Point A to Point B. Not just that, the routes also pop-up with step-by-step instructions on where to find the nearest bus or train stations.

You will also be able to check up arrival updates on these transport stations and the app gives real-time routing as well. Additional features include a chat option that allows you to connect with your friends and family to let them know where you are in real-time.

The application is available on both iOS and Android powered phones.


What is the one aspect before you travel that worries you the most? Packing of course. Some actually start packing a few good days prior to the actual trip.

Well this can be sorted out if you have got PackPoint installed on your device. PackPoint gives you an easy-way-out in creating customized lists of what you will require for your little getaway.

The app is easy, simply enter your destination, travel dates, length or duration of stay and the activities you plan on doing and the app will create custom packing lists for you which you can use for future reference.

PackPoint is available on both the major smartphone platforms as well.


Nice name, and an even nicer application. Ever heard of keeping a personal assistant in your hand that guides you through your travels? Lola is that and more.

Lola is powered by a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real human concierges and customer service experts. The concierge support is available around the clock and will provide you with assistance from booking hotels, flights to finding local recommendations.

Does it not sound like an application that should be already installed on your device?


Flight prices fluctuate and we all know it, so if you wish to book a flight when the price falls to desired levels then Hopper is the application for you. The application predicts the best times to find the cheapest fares for you.

This application could be exactly what you are looking for and it allows you to save up to 40% on your fare tickets.

Hopper comes with its price-monitoring feature that allows you to track a particular flight’s fare prices and alerts you when the price drops. The application provides services from more than 250 airlines and you stand to receive regular alerts and airfare flash sales.

Traveling is fun and traveling at times is a necessity, so it is always best if you are prepared in all aspects.

Ensures you do not run into unexpected hindrances or annoyances while you get to have the peace of mind over a smooth-sailing getaway.

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