August 16, 2017
Written by Myka Mallilin
If you’re touring the Philippines, travel can be a lot more convenient and stress-free with the use of technology. Today, you can book your flight, plan your itinerary and even plot your expenses, all with just a few taps on your phone. All these mobile apps can be a bit confusing so we’ve created a list of the top five must have travel apps when exploring the Philippines.
TripAdvisor – Good research is key to any successful trip, especially when visiting new territory. TripAdvisor is a travel website that curates user-generated reviews of different hotel listings all over the world. Users can leave their reviews of hotels and resorts as well as compare the lowest hotel prices and airfares from 200+ hotel booking sites. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Google Trips – Imagine having everything you need to organize your trip in one application. Google Trips is a planner and travel guide all in one. It’s one of the more useful travel apps for organizing your reservations, flights, car rentals as well as bookmarking useful information like popular destinations in the Philippines. The app also offers recommended places and suggestions on daily activities you may want to explore during your trip. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Packpoint – Dubbed as an ‘intelligent’ packing list app, PackPoint helps you build a custom packing list based on the length and agenda of your travels. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions, such as your gender, destination, duration, and activities. Once the data is in, the app determines the type and amount of clothes you need to wear. It also analyzes the weather to make sure you don’t bring a winter jacket to Boracay. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Expensify – When you’re on a business trip, managing your expenses can be particularly taxing. Expensify is the perfect mobile travel app for those who want to keep tabs on what they’re spending up to the last cent. You can even take screenshots of your receipts to keep digital copies. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Uber – One of the more popular mobile apps for travelers, Uber is helpful for people going around the Philippines. Take the stress of commuting away, and picture having a private car while going around the city. Payments options are also available in cash or credit card. Available for free on iOS and Android.
Smartphones have paved the way for faster connectivity and easier trip planning. With these useful travel apps, discovering new places is a breeze. Do you have other mobile apps for travelers in the Philippines? Share them with the AVLCI community by leaving a comment below.
Myka is one of the digital content writers for AVLCI. She has a total of nine years of professional writing experience and has worked in TV, advertising, and digital media. She enjoys traveling and discovering new places to eat.
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