Tips for Returning to Business Travel
Selective Travel Management’s tips for returning to travel post-covid
With so many travel apps on the market to choose from, and with new apps being released every day, we have streamlined the best and most essential travel apps for your next business trip, saving you time and money.
From city guides to expense trackers, Selective Travel Management have got you covered with the latest and most innovative, free travel apps.
Deemed by many as the best travel app out there, TripIt pulls together travel information from your confirmation emails for flights, hotels, rental cars, events bookings and converts it into a single itinerary. Simply forward your documents to email@example.com and the app will do all of the work for you! TripIt also makes it simple to share your travel arrangements with anyone who may need to know what your travel plans are… great for business travel! You can also upgrade to the pro version that has features such as real-time flight alerts, reminders, baggage claim and airport information as well as telling when you to leave for the airport. If you only get one travel app, this is the one to get.
• Available on iPhone & Android
GoogleTrips combines organization and exploration into one easy-to-use app that’s ideal for business travellers. In addition to storing your itinerary information (similar to TripCase), GoogleTrips offers built-in travel guides to more than 200 cities around the world, so you can step outside your hotel and explore with ease. The app also takes note of your past searches to learn how to better cater to your travel tastes in the future, so it gets better at guiding you toward things you might be interested in.
PackPoint simply helps you pack. You tell PackPoint where you’re going, when you’re going, and what you plan to do there and PackPoint compiles a list of things to pack. You can add or remove items from the list, then check them off once you have them packed. It works with TripIt too, so you can get suggestions based on your travel schedule automatically imported from that app.
GET YOUR GUIDE
Download the ultimate in-destination travel app, and enjoy access to the most popular tours and tickets in locations across the globe. Just because you are traveling for business shouldn’t mean that life stops. GetYourGuide lets you book city tours in order to make the most out of your stay. Simply tell it where you’re heading, and it will show you the best guided tours, skip-the-line tickets, and must-see attractions your destination has to offer. Perfect for those ‘bleisure’ trips.
Supporting many major cities around the world, CityMapper is a map app that you can use to chart a route using any kind of transport the city has. It gives live updates on delays and closures, and it’s very easy to use. You can save maps offline and can access the maps for transport services like Tube maps, so if you want to find your own way, you can do that too.
WiFiMap is a mobile application that helps people connect to free internet worldwide. With over 120 Million Active WiFis, WiFiMap is a #1 resource for connecting to free internet and is great for travelers. All WiFis are continuously added to the app by community members every day.
With over five million users worldwide, Expensify is the #1 tool for expense report management, receipt tracking, and business travel. With Expensify you no longer have to worry about where you keep physical receipts. Their on-the-spot submission take hours from sorting through old receipts and invoices! Snap a photo of your receipt using SmartScan and Expensify takes care of the rest!
GoogleTranslate is a free app that offers translation to and from more than 100 languages. It integrates with your device’s cameras and microphones, so you can use it for translating text as well as audible speech.
GoogleDrive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders, making it useful for business on the go.
This app provides information about airports, such as services offered, Wi-Fi networks, available lounges, transit options, and advice on where to eat.
LoungeBuddy is the only App that makes it possible for all travellers to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. LoungeBuddy will help you make the most of your time at the airport so you can travel in style.
FlightAware delivers real time tracking of airport conditions and departing and arriving flights, including private and charter planes. The app shows plane routes, and has real time updates when planes land, taxi and take off from airports. These options are helpful if you’re tracking someone else’s flight status or trying to figure out if your connecting flight has arrived (or left).
AccuWeather is an excellent app that provides hourly, daily and 15-day weather forecasts, which you can integrate with your calendar. The MinuteCast feature even provides hyper-local, minute-by-minute forecasts for the next two hours. AccuWeather’s reach is comprehensive, with forecast data for more than 3 million locations. The app also includes alerts for incoming severe weather events such as snow, thunderstorms, high winds or tornadoes.
If you would like to have your Business Travel Simplified, then speak with a member of our team on (028) 90 389 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org