Top Holiday Travel Apps To Get You Through The Holiday Season
Need travel entertainment for the kids? What about re-booking your canceled flight home? There’s an app for that! There are 43.3 Americans planning to travel home for the holidays this season. That’s a lot of people! Why not be one of the well-prepared travelers and download these top holiday travel apps that’ll get you through your holiday travel season with ease!
Are you REALLY ready for a road trip?
Your smartphone can become your ultimate tool for saving cash on the way to Grandma’s house. Use the Fuelzee app to scan for the cheapest gas stops along your route, and earn points that you can redeem for cold hard cash. The RoadNinja app shows you location-specific discounts for dining, shopping and even a hotel room if your eyelids get a bit heavy.
For cutting precious minutes (or even hours) off of your road time, the Waze Social GPS app (Android / iPhone) can alert you to traffic issues or speed traps before they become a problem for you. And if you want to really avoid any unnecessary brushes with Johnny Law, you can equip a Cobra iRadar for the ultimate crowd-sourced speed-gun alerts.
Keep the kids entertained with the Family Car Games app. This app features over 100 family-friendly games that require no actual equipment or additional accessories, which means there’s nothing for your youngsters to lose in the seat cushions. Or, if you want to stoke your child’s creative fire, you can let them make their own road trip movies with the app too!
Are you REALLY ready for your last minute flight or hotel?
Hotel Tonight. This last-minute hotel booking app is essential for when staying with the in-laws isn’t working out, or you’re stuck at the airport after a canceled flight and don’t want to sleep in the terminal. It has an elegant design which makes it easy to find a nearby hotel room on short notice. You might even get a deal since many of the rooms listed are discounted.
Your trip is all planned out, and now your inbox is brimming with confirmations for flights, hotels, and rental cars. Enter Tripit, a freemium service that corrals all the dates, confirmation numbers, and other vital information from your upcoming reservations and turns them into an organized travel itinerary. All you have to do is forward your travel-related emails to TripIt’s address and the service figures out the rest.
Your holiday travel doesn’t have to be as stressful as everyone else. Download these apps and keep your travel stress to a minimum all season long. Got a favorite travel app not listed in this post? Share them below in the comments!