Travel apps help tourists prepare to take trips without worries. Apps can offer useful services, such as preparing travel routes, suggesting vacation rentals or providing care for a pet while the owner is away. Other applications also help to save money during the tour: Couchsurfing, for example, offers free accommodation, which is ideal for those who want to travel during the high summer season.
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The six travel apps in the list below are available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. Among the options are apps to calculate the exchange rate in real time and translators to communicate in other languages. Check out more about apps to organize travel below.
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Couchsurfing is a great option for those who want to travel and are on a budget, and the service goes beyond offering free accommodation. Users of the platform offer free accommodation in their own home and, in return, the person who provided the room can also stay in the homes of other users. The application, available for Android and iPhone, works based on mutual aid. It is possible to register for Couchsurfing on Facebook and, after filling in some personal information, the user can now browse the app.
The app for traveling Couchsurfing connects travelers from around the world Photo: Reproduo / Marcela Franco
Couchsurfing is present in more than 180 countries and territories, with a large number of members around the world. With regard to security, the application provides a process for verifying users to confirm the identity of those registered. In addition, the platform provides information about the members and the profile of each employee has information about the person and how the experiences with the service went.
The "references" section is very important, as it contains reports of users' experience with a particular member. In addition to getting free accommodation for a few days, the service offers a great cultural exchange during the experience for those who receive and visit.
Application available for Android, iPhone and the web version, DogHero connects people who offer pet hosting services to dog owners. The hosts are called heroes, and it is possible to find the one closest to you by informing the residential neighborhood and the period you intend to leave your dog. According to data from the platform, the app has 20,000 hosts and has 1.2 million registered animals.
Best app for travel: with DogHero you can find houses to host your dog Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo
When selecting this information, the profiles of the possible hosts are displayed and, thus, it is possible to see the information and comments of other owners about each hero. It is worth remembering that the user can know the facilities before choosing where to leave his dog. To make the owner even more relaxed, the heroes update their stay with photos and videos of the pet. Payment can be made via app or website.
Airbnb is a home and hotel reservation app available for Android, iPhone and the web. The user can use the app to find an accommodation or to advertise a location. The company has a global hospitality standard that consists of a minimum rating for staying on Airbnb, and getting guest comments about hosts after each stay. The app is very popular worldwide and is present in more than 190 countries, it is estimated that more than 10 million reservations have already been made through the app.
Airbnb helps you find vacation rentals Photo: Karen Malek / Tech
It is worth reserving the desired location in advance, especially in the case of houses, rooms or hotels in destinations highly sought after by tourists. One of the positive factors of the service are the values, which tend to be below the traditional accommodation market and the varied possibilities of rental, with options ranging from mountain houses to simple rooms in city centers.
Google Maps can be a great ally when traveling. In addition to creating routes to go where you want in places you don't know, the application has services that can help tourists in different types of adventures. Among the tools are offline maps, taking an Uber, exploring places and finding cheap hotels. The platform also shows bus schedules and the nearest points, information about places such as peak times, photos of the place and others.
Google Maps an application for travel routes Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
The Google Translate application is useful for tourists in another country who do not speak the native language of the place visited. The app allows you to translate written texts from more than 100 languages. For those without a connection to the Internet, the software offers translation in 59 languages. Google Translate also offers the camera mode, in which the user can take pictures of texts to achieve better quality translations in 37 languages, and the conversation mode, which allows instantaneous two-way voice translation in 32 languages.
Google Translator breaks a branch when translating foreign languages ??Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
The XE Currency is ideal for those traveling to a country that uses another type of currency. The currency exchange application converts in real time to 180 different currencies, and tells you how much you have spent on international money. Thus, it is possible to avoid losses and to monitor expenses made abroad.
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