Using Your Smartphone to Plan Your Holiday

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Summer’s almost here, and many of us will be jetting off to warmer climes to make the most of a few weeks off work. Those who are left behind need not feel sad, as the weather means that even a weekend away in the UK could see you coming back with a tan. Here are all the apps you need for your smartphone to make sure it all goes to plan.

Booking.com

Booking.com

The ideal app to use to search for hotels, apartments and villas to stay in while you’re away. Booking.com boast of having details for nearly half a million places, so you’re sure to find somewhere to suit you.

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

The whole shebang, Trip Advisor helps you to plan your journey, find somewhere to stay and work out what you’re going to do when you’re there. The reviews left by other users can be useful too, giving you an insight into the experiences of other people.

GateGuru

GateGuru

For those taking to the skies, GateGuru gives you details about your flight, which gate it will be arriving at and any delays that may occur. Perfect for keeping tabs on your journey, both there and back again.

XE Currency

XE Currency

A simple but very effective currency converter, XE Currency is the perfect companion to take with you when travelling abroad. The app also uses real-time currency rates as they change, so the information is always right up to date.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

To make sure you’re protected when you’re out in the sunshine, Sunscreen takes information from local weather reports and tells you exactly which strength of suntan oil you need to wear – the best way of making sure you don’t come back looking like a lobster.

If you’re looking to while away a few hours during a long journey, you can take a look through our many app reviews for some games to play on your way.

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