In the 21st century technology is increasingly sophisticated. With the smartphone and the internet, now we can search for any information in this world online.
Now, as a smartphone user today, it feels obligatory to install various traveling applications. Starting from directions, reminders of flight schedules to the hotel booking application or ticket you can choose.
When I will be traveling to Malaysia, I have installed several applications on my smartphone as a reference for you when you want a vacation too. I recommend that this application must be on your smartphone. Come, see below!
1. Traveloka, Tiket.com, Airbnb, TripAdvisor
One application that is very helpful for you travelers, especially for you who like to do solo traveling. Traveloka makes it easy for you to book tickets and lodging. Tickets that are available are not only airline tickets, train tickets also exist in this application. So you don’t need to bother going to the station or to the airport just to order a ticket. In addition, Traveloka also provides assistance to top up pulses and data packages. Nowadays, all humans can not be separated from their gadgets, even when traveling. Therefore pulses and data packages will really help you on your journey. You do not need to worry if you do not bring a laptop on your journey, because this application is also available for all types of smartphones, both Android and iOS.
Airbnb is an application that travelers can use to find lodging around the world with an appropriate budget. Airbnb will connect travelers with accommodation providers around the world to get a unique travel experience. Not only staying overnight, you will also be invited to tour your destination by the host. So stay overnight but have a personal guide, perfect for you who are traveling solo looking for friends on the journey. As a traveler, you definitely want the best travel accommodations. Now, with the TripAdvisor app, you can see a variety of the best lodging references reviewed by other travelers. In addition, you can also find restaurant recommendations to favorite airlines through this application.
2. Easybook, Grab, or Gojek
Easybook is an application to make it easy for you to order bus, train, boat, car and plane tickets online. So you don’t have to bother to cut tickets and are afraid of buying tickets. This Easybook can be used to order bus tickets in several countries, for example Indonesia and Malaysia.
Grab, Gojek, Uber, and the like is an application that is very useful for you who are traveling but do not use private vehicles. Simply by downloading it in the appstore and playstore, you can enjoy the convenience of driving with online transportation. It is highly recommended for those of you who are visiting your destination for the first time. Just simply enter the destination address, then you will be contacted by the driver and you will be delivered to the destination. Also included in the application are costs that you must incur, so they will not be cheated by the driver.
Klook is a travel service booking platform in the destination country or often called in-destination service. In-destination services such as Klook will make it easier for travelers to meet their travel needs at the destination. Mostly, Klook, who was inspired by the “Keep Looking” activity, provides a range of facilities and activities for travelers in one area.
4. Google Maps, Waze, or Rome2rio
This one application feels like you must install on a smartphone. In addition to being a road guide, Google Maps provides a variety of important information, ranging from the nearest gas station, the nearest place of worship to the nearest restaurant. The extensive map coverage allows you to access this application from any part of the world. Whereas Waze is an interesting GPS navigation application from the active motor community to make the most up-to-date and accurate road data.
Waze is the world’s largest traffic and navigation based application community. Join the drivers around you who share the latest traffic and road info to save time, fuel costs and improve the quality of everyday trips for all.
If you need to find out how to go from point A to B (when A and B are on different continents), Rome2Rio is the solution. With route information from more than 4,800 transport operators in more than 158 countries, this application will immediately display flight, train, bus, ferry options and other transportation options along with estimated travel times and fares.
This application is one of your ‘smart friends’ to help you keep track of your entire itinerary. Initially, TripIt is only a recording application of all travel schedules manually. But now, TripIt has turned into a personal assistant who is ready to accompany you during your pleasure. The itinerary that you have created will be organized into a special schedule, complete with detailed modes of transportation to facilitate travel to get to the destination location. In addition, TripIt can also synchronize schedules that have been made with various applications that are on the smartphone. This will facilitate the trip because you can check all kinds of things in various applications that are connected with TripIt.
6. Currency Plus
Often forgotten, but this one application has an important role for the continuity of your vacation abroad. Currency Plus is an application that has an exchange rate calculator that you can use before going to a money changer wherever you are.
7. Google Translate
Want to travel but have limited language? Well, Google Translate will faithfully accompany you. This application can translate from Indonesian into 102 other languages in the world. The features are also varied, ranging from Conversation Mode, Handwriting, Phrasebook to Instant Camera Translation which can interpret the language through your phone’s camera shots.
This application is also mandatory and is used for solo travelers. With you traveling alone makes you have to interact with other people. The people you will meet will not necessarily be from the same area as you. Therefore you need a language translator application.
Google translate is very easy to use. Open the application and then enter the word or sentence that you want to translate. There are various languages available in this google translate application, so you don’t need to worry.
In addition, Google translate has released translators without quota, alias offline. So you don’t need to be afraid of the internet quota that you have when translating the words you hear. And it’s also available in a mobile version for Android and iOS.
Well, the above is a recommendation for the application in my opinion that you need to download to prepare for your vacation. Hope it is useful.
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