Are you a frequent business traveler? You may have noticed that in recent years, apps have popped up all over the place to help make any travel experience faster and easier. These apps make traveling solo or to a foreign country less intimidating, and here are eight that our Philadelphia International Airport parking company like to use:
When you’re traveling, taxis can be a pain to hail. Uber lets you order a “cab” and tells you exactly when it will be there. Plus, with Uber’s business feature, you can set up a company account so that every time you use Uber, you can charge your ride to the account and not have to worry about collecting receipts.
TripIt makes it easy for you to keep track of all the details of your business trip in one place. You can input your flight information, share your itineraries, set weather updates, track your expenses, and receive restaurant and hotel recommendations.
You probably don’t speak a slew of languages (at least not fluently) and if you frequently travel to foreign countries, it may be hard to communicate with the locals. With iTranslate, you can translate words and phrases in over 90 different languages. You can even use the voice recognition feature to type and listen to translations.
If you’re an iPhone user, HopStop can help you navigate the public transportation lines (busses, trains, subways, etc.) of more than 20 cities in the U.S. The app even has a good handful of cities throughout Canada and Europe.
For years, frequent fliers have turned to GateGuru to make their airport experience less of a hassle. With GateGuru, you can skip the maps and easily navigate through many major airports across the country. It can also update you on security wait times and give you a list of recommended restaurants and shops throughout the airport, which can come in handy if you’re traveling through an unfamiliar airport.
This app comes in particularly handy if you’re taking a last-minute trip or if your hotel has been overbooked. Hotel Tonight lets you browse through hotels in your city to easily find a room that day.
AroundMe is a great app for business travelers who are unfamiliar with the city they’re traveling to. The app uses GPS to take your location into account and can tell you where the nearest banks, restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, bars, hotels, movie theaters, and hospitals are. It can also give you directions on how to get there.
If you’re constantly in meetings while you’re on your business trip, download the Evernote app. You can use it to take notes during every meeting, clip web articles, and store current project details. The best part is that your information will be stored in the cloud, so you can access them on any device with Evernote installed.