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Smartphone travel apps to download this summer

Check out some of the best smartphone applications available on various platforms to organise your holidays.

Best travel apps of 2014

The summer holidays are around the corner and it is time to plan a fun-filled family holiday which is full of excitement and joy. But managing the travel for the entire family can be a little stressful too. From catching a plane to layovers and delays, traveling during the holidays always offers a surprise, never knowing what you might have to deal with next.

However, thanks to modern technology you can plan your holidays by sitting on a couch and swiping fingers on your smartphone or tablet. Here are some apps that could make your trip — whether it’s by plane, train or road— a little less stressful.


The first application in our list is TripIt, a distinctive travel app that performs everything for you. You just need to forward your travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and the application does the work of combining all of your travel confirmations, itineraries, tickets, hotel bookings, rental car reservations, and the rest in one simple view.

It provides directions of your destination with real-time weather information. You can even Sync it with your Google and Apple calender or set it up to push your travel confirmation emails from Gmail, Outlook to tripIt and it will automatically create a custom built itinerary, every time you travel.

Available on iOS($.99), Android, Blackberry, Windows


TripAdvisor is world’s largest travel portal with millions of photos, reviews to check before you visit a destination. This application helps make it easy for you to find the lowest airfare, great deals on taxi services, hotels, restaurants with food according to your taste and interesting things to do at a new place.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows

Make My Trip

The MakeMyTrip App makes booking your Flights and hotels along with enquiring about your favorite holiday destinations extremely easy and quick. Enjoy a smooth and fast Flight booking experience. You can book domestic as well as international with a simple App experience. You even get discounts on every booking you make. MakeMytrip also sends emails about new deals with discounts on hotels and flights.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows


This popular bus booking service is now available on your smartphone. With this app, you can search and book for more than 10,000 routes (including KSRTC, SRS, VRL, KPN and other major Volvo services) that are available on redBus.in website. This app provides 100% secure (SSL based) payment for credit cards, debit cards and net banking. Its integrated navigation facility lets you reach your destination to board your bus. The features offered by this application makes it the most trusted way of booking bus service online.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows


The app lets you search and compare cheapest flight ticket fares, includes price comparisons from various travel portals like Makemytrip, Goibibo, Via, Expedia and many more. The easy-to-use app has an intuitive search feature that lets you look for hotels, restaurants in a city, places to visit, movie theaters, buses, trains vailability and live running status.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows

Jet Airways

This application will make your planning and travel convenient, simple and smart. You can book tickets, check-in for your flight, view flight status, manage your JetPrivilege account, avail special offers and do a whole lot more. This safe and secure travel tool helps you plan and stay connected with your travel plans anytime, anywhere.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows


Compiled by Rohit Arora

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