Free travel apps

Looking for travel apps for your iphone or ipad to make your journey easier? Here are seven apps that you can download for free.

Tripit
You can create an itinerary by sending your confirmation numbers for your flights, hotels and car rental. You also have offline access to maps and weather forecasts relating to the itinerary you have created.

XE currency exchange
A handy app that lets you compare currencies. Once you have set up your favourite currency, the app allows you to convert offline.

Tripadvisor
Allows you to browse and read reviews from around the world on hotels, restaurants, attractions and much more. Features the tool Near Me Now generating street-level views and options near your location.

WiFi Finder
Never pay huge internet fees again when staying at a hotel. Wifi Finder tracks more than 545,000 WiFi hotspots in 144 countries.

Kayak
Lets you search, compare, coordinate and book flights, hotels and car rentals. Links to TripAdvisor to provide information on hotels using ratings and reviews from other travellers.

Google Translate
Instantaneous translations in over 60 languages. Just think it and type it to see the translation and hear the phrase in the desired language.

SeatGuru
Allows you to view over 700 seat maps from nearly 100 airlines with single, colour-coded interactive airplane seating charts, so you can pick your ideal seat. Green is a ‘good’ seat, red is a ‘not-so-good’ seat, and yellow is an ‘avoid-at-all-costs’ seat. You are also able to find low airfares and get real-time flight status alerts.

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