Top 10 travel apps

top 10 travel apps

We all love our apps. Apple has announced that an amazing 50 billion apps have now been sold from the App Store. Hundreds of them are about travel, including city guides, flight checks and comparison sites. We got our friends at Apple to come up with their top 10 travel apps.

City Guides by National Geographic – Free

Explore the best of four of the world’s most vibrant cities—London, Paris, Rome, and New York—with City Guides by National Geographic. Included free with each city are local tips, current weather, fun facts, and a selection of iconic photos. Purchase the complete guides for the richest travel experience: curated point-by-point walks, customisable itineraries, city secrets, stunning photo galleries, and much more.

TripAdvisor Offline City Guides – Free

Travelling somewhere? Get this free city guide with the restaurants, attractions, hotels and reviews you love from TripAdvisor, stored in the app – no data roaming charges!

FlightRadar24 Pro – £1.99

Turn your iPhone or iPad into an air traffic radar and see airplane traffic around the world move in real-time. Discover why millions are already using Flightradar24. Flightradar24 is, or has been the number one Travel app in more than 60 countries including the United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia.

TripIt Travel Organiser – Free

Get peace of mind while travelling, by having all your plans in one place. No more frantic searching for confirmation emails in your inbox – or worse yet – hunting down that pesky manila folder. TripIt is an easier way to organise and share travel. TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, sync’d with your calendar, and online at

Triptease – Free

Reviews from industry experts, luxury travellers and tastemakers. It’s simple to create and share your own review. With just a single photograph and a spot of text, you can make a powerful memento of your travels.

Packing Pro – £1.99

An app you can’t do without to help you with your packing including a checklist of everything you need before you go.

Kayak – Free

Includes flight and car search, hotel search and booking, flight tracker and My Trips, so you have your full itinerary at your fingertips.

Hotel Tonight – Free

Book great last-minute hotel deals in Europe, the US, Mexico and Canada.

SeatGuru by TripAdvisor – Free

SeatGuru app lets you access over 700 seat maps from approximately 100 airlines. It features advice and insights drawn from tens of thousands of passenger reviews, so you can always find the best possible seat.

Localscope – £1.49

Discover and find places, people and information around you using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services and other apps.

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