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One could argue that Andriod and iOS apps have shaped the travel industry more than anything else over the past few years. Millennials had a large part in that industry change since 49% of millennials use a smartphone when planning a trip, and 35% of millennials book through a smartphone. App developers noticed this trend early on, and soon travel apps were commonplace on every traveler’s device, regardless of what generation they are a part of. If you plan on traveling in 2017, make sure you have these apps installed on your phone before you start planning your next trip.

Google Trips

Keep all of your travel information in one place with Google Trips. Roll all of your reservations into one bundle for easy access, and plan your trip day by day with the easy trip planner function. If you don’t know what you want to do, Google takes the guesswork out of planning the trip by curating ideas from locals on where to go and what to do.

Guides by Lonely Planet

This app is your ultimate resource guide to 50 of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Guides provides city guides curated by local experts, offline maps, activity filters, phrasebooks to help speak like a local, and a useful bookmark feature to help you organize your trip.

Flight Stats

Flight stats is a real-time airport and flight tracker for any airline and airport in the world. Easily access any flight via flight number, airport, or route. You can also watch flights as they move across an interactive map. The Apple Watch function lets you check your flight’s terminal and gate while you run through the airport between connections.

Google Translate

Google translate is an intuitive translation app that will translate 103 different languages as you type. Some features that set it apart from other translation apps are the ability to translate from a photo taken on your camera, two-way translation for conversations, and translation of symbols you draw on the screen.

Around Me

Around Me uses your GPS location to help you find out what kind of businesses you are surrounded by. The app originally was used for restaurants, but it has since expanded to coffee shops, banks, bars, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, supermarkets, theatres, and taxi companies. The results in each category show up in an interactive list based on how far each place is from your location.

Wiffinity

Wiffinity allows you to access over 400,000 Wi-Fi networks across the world along with their login information. The database is updated by users daily, which means you’ll never have to worry about roaming while you attempt to locate the nearest coffee shop. Available networks will show up on a map, and connecting to them is as easy as clicking on them while you’re on the go.

Yuggler

Traveling with kids can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding activities to keep them entertained. With Yuggler, you’ll never have to worry about finding something for kids of any age to do. Search for events near you, collaborate with other users on their experience, share directly to social media, and review events for future users. Yuggler claims to be the most popular family app on the App Store, and awards from Parents’ Choice and Webby give strong evidence to back that claim.

TripIt

Never search through your email inbox to find a reservation again. Easily organize your entire trip by forwarding all of your confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com. Each reservation will then be added to the app in a master itinerary so you can access them from one location. Sync your TripIt with your calendar so your reservations show up beside any other events you have planned.

Companion

Traveling to a new city alone or with a small group is a pretty scary event for most people. Companion’s goal is to get you to your destination safely. Enter your destination into the app and select a few contacts to be your companions until you arrive. If you feel threatened you can notify your companions or call the local authorities with two taps of your finger.

Citymapper

Never feel overwhelmed by the complex public transit systems in a new city again. With Citymapper, you can select a destination and the app will give you every option possible to get there. Travel time and ETA are included for subways, trains, cars and busses while expended calories are estimated for walks and bike rides.

Oanda Currency Converter

Never worry about if you’re being overcharged while you travel. This currency converter has a user-friendly interface and will adjust rates to what you’re being charged regardless of where you are. It even includes an outdated currency feature to see what your money would be worth in Jamaican Pounds.

Whether you are planning a weekend trip to the next city over or a two-week stay in another country, these travel apps are essential to having a stress-free vacation. Make sure you stay up to date with the latest travel tips and tricks by checking www.markdziuban.net frequently.