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Take a Tour of Today’s Most Popular Travel Apps

Posted September 9, 2015

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Vacationers need to know the best spots for dining and entertainment. Business travelers are looking for ways to connect. Travelers of all types are searching for real-time deals on flights and hotels. Travel agents want to manage their business while they’re on the road. And they want it all on their smartphones and tablets. It all points to the need for mobile apps—and lots of them. It’s no secret that the most popular travel apps are taking the travel industry by storm.

Let’s take a brief tour of the most popular travel apps today. They’re streamlining the customer experience, delivering better service, and making it easier for people to stay productive around the clock.

TripAdvisor

Characterized by user-generated content, TripAdvisor apps are the go-to destination for travelers who want to plan and book trips—and then post reviews and participate in interactive forums. Their apps span the gamut of the travel experience, including TripAdvisor for Mobile, TripAdvisor for Tablet, SeatGuru, GateGuru, and thefork.

PassBook (Apple)/PassWallet (Android)

These digital wallets stores tickets, boarding passes, loyalty cards, and coupons, as well as credit and debit card information for convenient access to everything a traveler needs.

refund.me

Popular with travel agents and travelers alike, refund.me was designed to comply with European Passenger Rights Regulation EU 261/2004. It makes it easy for travelers whose flights are cancelled, delayed, or overbooked to file compensation claims and receive appropriate funds.

TripCase

An itinerary app giving travelers a single place to manage and organize their trips, TripCase sends notifications to travelers with trip updates such as flight delays, allows users to share trip details with family members or coworkers, and even supports today’s latest smartwatches.

TravelPort Mobile Agent

This app helps travel agents using Travelport’s global distribution systems manage their business from their mobile devices while they’re on the go. While it’s available only to Travelport customers, it represents the travel industry’s need for anytime/anywhere functionality that keeps travel professionals customer-ready.

mTrip Travel Guides

These customized apps serve various segments of the travel industry, from hotels to travel agencies to travel publishers. Aside from generating revenue for their industry clients, they enable them to provide end-users with the resources—such as maps, journals, reviews, itineraries, and more—they need to make the most of their travel experiences.

BTSocial

This social networking site and information source for business travelers, enabling them to connect with one another online and in-person.

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