Apps can save us time and money, some are awesome for transport like Citymapper and TripIt. Others are great for bookings like Pruvo or Hopper, Roomer.
1. TripIt – All your bookings in one place
See all your booking in one app. It doesn’t matter where you book. TripIt can manage it all. As soon as you book a flight, hotel, car or other reservation, simply forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will instantly create a master itinerary and map view of all your plans. It’s perfect to keep track of your upcoming travel holidays and dates. They have a paid version with more features (US$49 a year).
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2. Pruvo – Saving Money AFTER Booking
Pruvo’s aim is to save you money even after you’ve already booked a hotel room. With the current process, you email your hotel reservation to Pruvo who will then set up a custom search that scours the major booking sites around the world and monitors if your specific booking goes down in price. If so, Pruvo will send you a notification to cancel the booking you’ve already made, and to rebook at the cheaper price. One important note, this service only works with reservations that have free cancellation policies.
3. Citymapper – Move around cities like a pro
Cittymapper is the best app for cities travelling, it will tell you the best way to go from A to B, the price for it, and others options. It’s a must have for every big city, makes your life so much easier. You can save journey in your favourite to see them offline.
4. Hopper – Know when to fly and buy
Hopper predicts prices and helps you book your flights and hotels at the right time, saving you up to 40%.
5. Roomer – Sell your non-refundable hotel reservations
Roomer is a travel marketplace which people can list their non-refundable hotel reservations for sale and offer them to buyers at a discounted price.
Bank cards to travel
- Get an Amex and grab Avios everytime you pay with your card. Then use those to save on your flight or hotel.
- Get a Revolut to avoid bank fees abroad and bad exchange rate.