Whether you are planning your summer vacation or simply sneaking away for a weekend, there are an abundance of Android apps available to help you plan your next family trip. You can now use your tablet to search and book airfares, browse hotel rates and reviews and convert currency. In addition there are apps to organize your itinerary for you as you travel. The Android app market has so many options for trip planning and traveling that it can be intimidating if you don’t know where to start. Here are the five best Android apps for planning your next family getaway.
1. Currency Converter
This free app helps you estimate and track your trip’s expenses with up-to-date currency conversions to over 190 currencies. It provides offline access as well as graphs and portfolios with a simple interface. Users find this incredibly convenient when traveling overseas to various countries.
TripAdvisor lets you plan your dream vacation by offering a free app that contains millions of reviews and search options for airfare, hotels, restaurants and local activities. The wide range of reviews and plethora of information shared by the TripAdvisor community makes it indispensable for anyone planning a trip using any of the Bell.ca Android tablets.
Another essential and free app for planning a vacation is Yelp, the user review-powered web site. Yelp is one of the most widely-used review sites, and it has tons of information packed into its Android app. Browse or search reviews of pretty much anything on a map, including hotels, restaurants, rental cars and attractions. Users can save favorites, search according to keyword or filter based on a wide variety of factors. If you want the best in the city you’re visiting, Yelp is the answer.
Kayak is the latest, and possibly greatest, of free travel deal apps. If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy, use it to search airfare and compare prices across nearly every airline. Kayak also has deals for hotels pulled from major travel sites, and it is great for researching average prices for different areas and dates.
TripIt is the travel app that organizes all your travel details. The free app keeps track of every detail of your itinerary from your hotel reservations to your taxi confirmation number and more. The easy interface and intuitive organization are more reasons why TripIt seems to be the most preferred travel planning app for Android families.