The traveler is facing an imposing cathedral and asks “What century is it, who have built?”. Turn your tablet or smart phone to find the answers in seconds. Continue the tour and start to feel hungry. “Where is there a good nearby restaurant that fits my budget”? A pair of finger movements later decides where to go.
The applications for smartphones and tablets have revolutionized and facilitated the travel experience in planning the route, while in the destination even when already in remembering the journey home.Among the myriad of dedicated applications to tourism, they highlighted here the best guides, those that help you get the most out of each location and find exactly what the traveler is looking … And even much more.
This application has the premise of making the user feel like a local in any city in the world. For that, it provides personalized recommendations on restaurants, accommodations and what to see and do in each lugar.Gogobot can create itineraries, build categories and reorder the list of places to visit. When you register and enter the user’s interests, the application begins to make recommendations according to your personal taste. The huge community of Gogobotters provides suggestions organized according to the type of traveler: adventurous night owls, luxury travel or on a budget, among many others. It lets use the experience of other experienced users connect with those who have similar interests and continue to the highlights. It also displays the weather forecast for the next 5 days of the city where the user or the travel destination is and lets you send images as postcards with vivid adventures.
It is one of the leading online applications market tourism experiences. In its interface they are and can be booked over 9,000 tours and activities in over 150 countries. Its strength lies in the wide range of walks that has organized in different types of tours: “Skip the line” Salter his tail, which allows book a tour in small groups and avoid waiting at the big attractions; private tours; and unusual experiences that the traveler may not know, as a workshop for making perfumes in the French capital. The tours are organized by category, such as shows and concerts, tickets, tours and day trips, on family, on foot or by bicycle, among others. Each itinerary has a detailed description, prices, dates, duration and opinions of those who made the same walk. They can be paid by credit card and Viator offers a price guarantee that returns the difference if the traveler were to find cheaper elsewhere. For those who register, it has discounts on tours in some cities.
The Spanish application, purchased by the renowned tourist guide Lonely Planet is one of the most helpful when planning a trip: provides recommendations for nearby places according to where the traveler is has a wishlist in which you can collect travel ideas recommended by other users and allows you to save text, photos and maps 10,000 300,000 destinations and places to access them offline so (once downloaded guide). It has more than 800,000 users daily basis leaving reviews, and suggestions about each place visited. The platform is integrated with information from Yelp and Foursquare. Android and Apple Iphone / Ipad.
This application travel, very complete, offers maps of the major cities, summarized each destination itineraries and offline mode every country in the world information. It also has a currency converter, with the weather, presents the gastronomic specialties and a book of useful phrases translated into the language of the country they are visiting. It also includes restaurant guides, tips bars, nightlife and allows booking hotels, tickets and tours turísticos.Triposo considers the location, time and climate where the traveler is to make recommendations. 25,000 destinations and has a community of 6 million travelers.
It is perhaps the best known applications for information on hotels, flights, restaurants, and attractions worldwide.Its strength lies in the more than 75 million reviews and opinions that, along with the photos up, allow to know the actual details of each site before going or make possible access reservación.Es reviews, maps and photos for more than 300 cities offline. And, when connected, the “Near Me” shows hotels, restaurants and attractions located around the traveler.
The purpose of this application is to help the user find restaurants, bars, pubs and shops in countless cities adapting to the selections and ratings made earlier by himself and his friends. Thus, it suits their tastes and recommends similar alternatives. When operating with the geolocation of the user, this tool is very useful to know what places are close and get community feedback. In addition, it allows very specific searches, such as a dish in a particular restaurant, or general, for example, to find the best beer gardens. Upon arriving at a site, Foursquare proposes to enter the application and perform check in as if it were a privileged hotel- for tips and move up levels of expertise.
It is based, like Foursquare, the geolocation of the user allowing restaurants, bars and shops around, filtering by neighborhood, price, distance and are open at the time. It has a large active community providing photos and reviews with valoraciones. The highlight is that if the traveler does a search and performs panning with the camera phone or tablet Yelp sample, like a compass, sites located around you. The user can check in when entering any of the businesses for discounts and begin earning badges when performing, for example, repeated visits to certain categories of premises. It also allows to make reservations through OpenTable (without having to exit the application) and provides addresses and phone numbers of thousands of businesses.