As a travel professional, I always want to book my clients’ dream vacations. While I can manage all of your travel plans to a T, your actual experiences are not always plannable. Luckily, there are some great travel apps to help with just about any aspect of your trips. Check out Violet Clover Travel Group's top travel apps to add to your packing lists.
An App for: Speaking the Language
For your clients traveling to foreign countries, be sure they are prepared with an app that helps them speak the common language. Google Translate is a lifesaver for any mono-linguist traveler. Translate from 103 different languages just by typing or drawing the word or phrase. Use your phone’s camera to hold up to street signs or even restaurant menus for instant translations. The best part is that the app works without using a wireless connection so your clients can explore data-free. Navigate with confidence and even learn a thing or two about the native tongue. (ANDROID DOWNLOAD)
An App for: Maps & Directions
Don’t let your clients leave home without a solid navigation app for exploring. Apps like Maps.Me or City Mapper offer downloadable maps with turn-by-turn navigation, traffic updates and can even pinpoint local hotspots to check out. Explore points of interest from restaurants to tourist attractions, all with step-by-step directions. Even create driving, walking and cycle routes to save extra time, or just to take in the scenery. (Maps.ME ANDROID DOWNLOAD) (City Mapper - ANDROID DOWNLOAD)
An App for: Packing
Ensure your clients never forget a thing for their next trip. With apps like PackPoint, they can type in the destination and select the activities planned to create a customized packing list for the trip. It will even check the weather to make sure your clients are packing all the essentials. They can also share the list with their fellow travelers so nothing is ever left behind. (ANDROID DOWNLOAD)
An App for: Chatting
Make sure your clients can always stay in touch with friends and family. WhatsApp provides free voicecalls and messaging when they are connected to Wi-Fi. The group chat feature also allows your clients to share messages, photos and videos to share their experiences. (ANDROID DOWNLOAD)
An App for: Time Zones
Your clients will never lose track of time again. With an app like Circa, travelling to multiple locations across different time zones has never been easier; find the best times for connecting flights and send invitations to other travelers in different time zones to meet up. Now your clients will never miss a beat no matter how far apart they are.
Recommending helpful apps shows your clients that you care about every aspect of their trip. It also shows that you have your finger on the pulse of the industry, further positioning you as a true travel expert. (ANDROID DOWNLOAD)
Originally published as Travel insights from VAX VacationAccess "5 Apps Every Traveler Needs"