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March 02, 2014

Escape The Winter Blues With These Helpful Travel Apps

Are you growing weary of the never-ending chill?

Not to worry, summer is almost here and to prepare you for this year’s holiday we have pulled together our selection of some of the handiest travel apps to help you get over those winter blues.

Whether you’re looking for the cheapest flights and hotels or wanting to meticulously plan out your trip itinerary, you can guarantee that there’s an app out there for you.

Expedia – Free

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With many customers opting to book their annual getaways online instead of in store, it comes as no surprise that Expedia is perhaps the most popular choice.

The app contains all you could possibly need to book your perfect trip; with everything from flights and hotels to cruises and car hire. What’s more, mobile customers who make a booking can also save a pretty penny with a number of exclusive offers and discounts.

Available on Android, iOS and Windows 8 supported devices.

SkyScanner – Free

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If you want to soak up the sun whilst making some fantastic savings at the same time, look no further.

The widely revered and award winning app from Skyscanner is your one-stop-shop to discovering the best flight; hotel and car hire prices possible. This outstanding comparison tool scans an extensive list of upcoming flights from a broad selection of providers to help find you the best deals around.

Available on Android and iOS supported devices.

Trivago – Free

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Whether you’re goal is to jet off for a luxurious, pampering holiday or travel far away on a backpacking trip across Europe; finding the right accommodation to suit your needs can be a tricky affair.

With Trivago, the world’s largest hotel search tool, you can trawl through a wealth of results with minimal hassle to locate top bargains, cheapest prices or quality hotels, whatever you budget, wherever you’re going.

Available on all Android and iOS supported devices.

Flight Track– iOS £2.99 | Android £3.20

A logo for Flight Track

There’s nothing worse than the anticipation of a delayed flight, constantly checking the board or asking staff for regular updates to no avail.

By using Flight Track, you can monitor the flight paths of thousands of planes across the globe in real time with an easy-to-use map that provides users with up to the minute information on delays, postponed flights and cancellations.

Available on all Android and iOS supported devices.


Trip Advisor Offline Maps – Free

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Where to go? What to see? What to do?

Once you’ve got your travel and accommodation sorted, it’s time to start padding out your trip.

World renowned travel experts Trip Advisor have created a rather nifty app to help you plan ahead. There’s no need to worry about having an internet connection when you’re on holiday, simply download the app before you leave to make good use of the library of travel guides to over 80 destinations worldwide.

If that’s not enough, each walkthrough also provides users with a series of simple to follow self-guided tours, specific to where you’re heading. And to top it all off, you can keep a log of your entire journey with an in-app journal to document the places you visit and the things you see.

Available on iOS supported devices only.

XE Currency – Free

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With the global exchange always fluctuating, making the most of your spending money can be very difficult, especially if you’re away traveling for a long period of time.

Keep up to date on all the latest exchange rates with this free to use app from XE Currency. The tool monitors and alerts you to any changes to financial exchange markets in real time so that you can adjust your spending accordingly.

Available on all Android and iOS supported devices.


Viator – Free

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The perfect app for anyone looking for a little touristic inspiration!

With its wildly interactive map feature, Viator pinpoints your location and highlights a number of hot deals and discounts in your proximity or wherever you’re thinking of heading to next; ensuring you some great savings in the process.

Available on all Android and iOS supported devices.


Trip it – Free

A logo for Trip It

We all know that sorting the last bits and bobs for your holiday can be a nightmare, between finding your booking information and hotel reservations the process can be extremely stressful.

Luckily, Trip it has the solution.

The brilliant engine connects and scans all of your email accounts to collect all of your vital booking information and stores it in one place, so that you’ll have peace of mind from home to hotel, every step of the way.

Just don’t forget your passport!

Available on all Android and iOS supported devices.

That’s our selection of the top 8 apps to help you escape the winter blues, but if you have any that you would like to share then head over to the Insurance2Go Facebook page and let us know.