2016 is not the year to slacken, it is the year to go and explore the world and jump out of your comfort zone discover new things. It does not have to be all over the world, but your immediate environment. There are several apps that have been developed to make travel planning easy for you, they are in categories with less detail but you can look at them after;
Flight Planning Apps:
These apps help you book flights easily and know which aviation companies available in your location have promotions running and they show you flight plans, routines, luggage weight, stopover among others to help you plan ahead before booking a flight to your destination. Some of the Apps might not be available on Android or iOS, but they include; TripAdvisor Flights, FlightGear Free, CoPilot Aviation Flight Planning, Aviation tools, QRouting and there are so many out there that you can look at it.
Picture and Videos:
When on the go and trying to share the amazing scenery or happenings where you are, you need Apps that won’t let you down. Apps that help you edit images and send them easily to the people you care about or those that let you see what you are experiencing in real time. You will need Snapseed (high editing), Periscope (videos), Snapchat (Short videos and imagery) among several others to document your journey.
Food and Dining:
Who doesn’t want to try out new things like tasty cuisines in different country? Every country you travel to will have several different dishes unique to that location and it would not be a worthwhile trip if you didn’t try them on your journey. Apps such as; Zamato Restaurant Finder, Restaurant Finder, Bondi Group Restaurant Finder etc. When you want to dine in; try Hellofood for East Africa which has a number of restaurants for your location.
Mapping and Location:
Any smart traveler will tell you, you need mapping and location apps on phone especially when going to places you have never been to; Starting with your basic Google Maps, Tripomatic and LiveTrekker will help you make travelling in unfamiliar territory more easier for you to map out and not get lost.
There are times you need to talk to the people in your new location but the language barrier becomes a stress factor, you need apps that help translate and give you basic language lessons that will help you survive. Try Google Translate, Bravolol, Duolingo apps that will help you navigate through language anywhere you go.
Hotel and Lodgings;
You do not have to wait upon reaching your destination to get a hotel or lodgings, there are several Apps such as Jovago, TripAdviser that help you get lodgings without moving an inch, all you have to do is; type in your destination and several hotels within the area will pop up ad you will find them ranging from 5 Star plus below. The best part is, you don’t even have to worry about overbooking or other amenities because people rate the hotels.
Jovago.com is an online hotel booking service with offices in Kampala (Uganda) Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as its investors. Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. Jovago.com has over 25,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.