5 Mobile Apps That Will Help You Save on Business TravelPosted by Tracy Gaudet
This is a guest post by Erin Steiner.
Does your entrepreneurial journey require you to travel? Maybe your services are best delivered in person, and you have customers all over the world. Or perhaps you simply choose to travel as part of the lifestyle your business lets you lead. It’s true that web-based collaboration apps, teleconferencing tools, and cloud systems make it look like the need for business travel is obsolete. Sometimes, though, you just have to show up. Unfortunately, showing up can be expensive.
If you’re worried about the cost of travel, why not use a travel app? Here are five different travel apps that will help you save time and money.
Smart Layover Travel App
Are you facing a lengthy layover on your trip? Has your flight been unexpectedly delayed? Smart Layover travel app to the rescue! Smart Rescue features maps and ideas for places to go that are close to but outside of the airport. The most popular option is the day-use hotel maps (so you can go grab a nap, some peace and quiet, and maybe a non-airport meal).
Gas Buddy Travel App
If you rent a car when you travel, you’re going to want to know where the best gas stations are so you don’t have to pay the exorbitant rental agency refill fees. The Gas Buddy travel app helps you do that. You can also use it to see what the average price of gas is in the city you’ll be visiting so you can budget accordingly for those tank refills.
XE Currency Travel App
There are XE Currency Travel Apps for a variety of different devices. What makes this travel app important? Eventually you’re going to leave Canada. This means having to deal with different money and currency rates. Knowing the exchange rate can help you make sure you get enough of the local currency before you travel – that way you don’t have to worry about finding a currency exchange or bank while you’re trying to conduct your business trip.
Fly Smart Travel App
The Fly Smart travel app is great for airport survival. This travel app features airport maps configured by Bing. Users appreciate this app because it allows them to see what kinds of food options are available without their having to tow their carry-on for what feels like miles around a terminal. It also features in-airport restaurant reviews you can use to find the food you want at the price you can afford.
Hotel Tonight Travel App
Have you ever had something go wrong with a flight home? Suddenly you’re stuck in a strange city and facing a night spent in one of those awful airport chairs. The Hotel Tonight travel app can help you find a nearby hotel to stay in for the night. It also features some fantastic discounts that you can’t get through other travel apps (some people have saved as much as 70% on their hotel stay), which is a relief if you hadn’t planned on having to spend an extra night away from home.
What are your favorite travel apps? Tell us about your favorite app in the comments!
Erin Steiner has written extensively about Reputation.com, business topics, and personal finance.