One of the best pleasures in life is traveling. Knowing all the corners of the world allows us to gain experiences and grow as people as well as discover other ways of life, other landscapes and other cuisines with which to marvel.
Modernity and the latest technological advances have turned us into digital travelers, capable of taking full advantage of all those applications dedicated to tourism to turn our trip into an unforgettable experience.
Among the infinity of apps dedicated to tourism that currently exist, in the following article we highlight the five that will help you in the most varied situations that may occur during your vacation.
One of the worst nightmares a traveler can have is that his flight is canceled, suffers delays, lost connections or is overbooked when he is about to start his vacation. Undoubtedly, it is a task that threatens to take away all the joy and calm with which you had proposed to go on a trip.
A free app on iOS and Android that can save you from trouble is FlyPal. Its great virtue is that it presents the traveler and in real time the options that they can demand from the airlines if there is a problem with their flight in accordance with European regulations. That is, it informs you of the attention that airlines must offer you regarding alternative flights with seats, financial compensation or reimbursements. Furthermore, if the airline does not provide the traveler with the appropriate help, the European authorities can be notified from the application itself that they are in charge of fining these companies when they fail to comply with their obligations.
This made in Spain application combines the tourist guide service with the selection of user-generated content. Used by more than 800.000 people, you can plan your vacation in seconds to more than 10.000 destinations as it offers useful information about the city you visit, advice from other users and maps of the area without having to be connected to the Internet, something great if we are abroad.
With TouristEye you can save your favorite sites or recommendations of places to visit that they make to you in the wish list and then you can consult it to plan your getaways. It stands out for its ease of use and the great possibilities to share your trips through social networks. In addition, each place we have gone to can be marked as "visited" and it will be added to our "travel diary", which has a space to write notes.
TouristEye also offers the possibility of receiving alerts and notifications if there is an interesting offer on the weekend to make a last minute trip. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist guide apps and that is why it has become one of the reference travel applications. So much so that it was acquired by the giant Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel publishers in the world.
Lovers of ecotourism and adventure sports will find Alpify very useful. This app uses highly accurate geolocation technology to locate us outdoors in the event of an accident or loss. In addition, it works in contact with the emergency services of the autonomous communities.
In the event of an accident, it is only necessary for the user to carry the mobile phone with him and to have the application tracker on to be able to send an emergency signal to the 112 services pressing the red button. In addition, when there is no Internet, the emergency request is sent via SMS and it reaches the Alpify system directly to be processed by the 112 emergency service.
Indispensable if you go hiking alone or through unknown areas. Alpify is operational throughout Spain, in the Principality of Andorra and in the Waraira Repano National Park in Caracas (Venezuela). Available for iOS and Android.
Millions of users around the world have at some time used Tripadvisor to plan their getaways in detail, which makes it one of the travel planning platforms par excellence.
This application has more than 225 million opinions and comments from real travelers, which makes it easy to find the best hotels, the cheapest airfares, the coolest restaurants and interesting activities to do wherever you go. In addition, with a single click, you will have access to hotel, restaurant and flight reservation options. An app to organize a trip in the blink of an eye!
This app will be your great ally when preparing a trip as it allows you to book luxury hotel rooms through your mobile with discounts of up to 70%. Thanks to this application, users will be able to bookmark the four- and five-star hotels in the place they are going to visit and receive personalized notifications about exclusive discounts.
Secret Escapes negotiates with the accommodations exclusively so there is no trick, just that the offers have an expiration date and are available for a limited time. This app is available for iOS and Android.