The Five Best Travel Apps That Can Save Your Money:- Vacations are awesome; they make you happier and open your mind up to new experiences and people. But they can also be less than awesome sometimes, and a big reason for that is money. The last thing you want is to overspend when on a vacation. Luckily, there are dozens of apps available all around the world that make planning trips easier.
There are plenty of applications available online that can cut down your travel costs or, at the very least, stop you from spending too much money while on a trip. From booking flights and hotels to traveling within a city or state, these apps help you sort out the financial side of your getaway.
We have covered some of these apps here, here and here, but there are still a few out there that can help save you some money.
Travel Apps That Can Save Your Money
1) Oyo Rooms
Oyo Rooms is one of the top budget hotel chains in India right now, and the USP about them is that every place offers the same basic list of services, including free Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries, air conditioning and complimentary breakfast. And for a traveler on a budget, that is more than enough for a quick stop before moving on.
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You could check out Booking.com, if you prefer a wider range of hotels beyond a single chain. The hotel and vacation rental booking app lets you book a room, and in many cases they will not charge your cad until a day before booking. This makes it useful if you want to keep a backup room booked and ready but with the option to cancel if your plans change in the middle.
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AudioCompass has been designed with India’s tourism ministry and is essentially a library of audio tours that guide you through many of the country’s top tourist places. The app has more than 1,000 places of interest already and works offline. Some of the audio tours are free, while most of them are paid, albeit at a reasonable rate.
If you want an alternative to local guides and do not really like meandering about a point of interest with no information, this is a good option.
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Couchsurfing is pretty old in the West, but it is catching up in India. The idea is that you can stay at a person’s place for a night or two for free. It saves you lots of money and gives you a closer look at the life of locals. There are thousands of hosts at all the major metros in India, but not so much in smaller towns and rural India. Also, there are some security concerns involved too, so use with care.
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If you prefer to ditch the private car in favor of public transport, the app Ridlr should help you decipher the schedule of buses and trains. The app has timetables of more than 15 cities right now, all available offline. You also get real-time information on departures, arrivals, cancellations and delays.
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Are you hungry and confused about where to eat in a new city or town? Zomato works in a lot of places, and it is the largest restaurant directory right now in India. The system is well-organized, with discounts also available on some restaurants near you. You can choose the restaurant based on cuisine, with customer reviews also available to make things easier.