The season of revelry might be over for many, but some peoplewho were home on New Year’s Eve, are now taking off to exotic holidays in January. We find out how one can use travel apps to make your travel work wonders for you so that you don’t book airfares when they’re at their peak. No one really has figured out how the mystery of plane ticket prices work, but if you keep a keen eye on the trends, then you might bag some great deals and fly for a song.
Popular travel blogger and founder Pinstorm, Ansoo Gupta who has been to over 60 countries shares her travel tips, “One of the most important travel apps is a weather app called Wunderground. I use it all the time as it gives accurate weather forecasts for upto 15 days, so I know how the weather will be and plan accordingly. It helps me carry appropriate clothing, since I like to pack light and avoid packing extra stuff that’s unnecessary. I also use to it to plan the time of taking a certain cruise like I did in Rio recently; to ascertain the time when I should go up to see Christ the Redeemer so I get a clear view of the city below not obstructed by clouds.”
Other apps that will come handy for the globe trotters include ConfirmTkt, Thrillophilia, Travkart, TripIt, Trivago, Splitwise, Hopper and Grab that help in customised fixed departures for both air and non-air packages to holiday destinations in India and across the globe.
Promising to be your best friend for the road, Aurvind Lama, CEO and co-founder, Travelyaari says, “You can plan bus bookings hotels, tours and holiday activities on the app. The added advantage is that you get free travel insurance when you book.”
Another app that helps you search from hundreds of travel sites for hotel and airfares instantly for free is Wego that is available in over 20 languages. Sakshi Vij, Myles, self-drive car rental app adds, “This is a simple and user friendly service for those passionate about road trips. There’s a car available for every kind of road trip, be it an off-roading trip in an SUV to Leh or an impromptu trip with friends to the nearby resort in a hatchback. The app also provides roadside assistance all over the country to enable help anytime the travellers are stuck and even provide a replacement vehicle in case of a breakdown midway.” Entrepreneur Manoj Nama K, uses apps like ixigo, thrillophilia, tripgator, triposo, ridlr and tripit. he says, “Technology has enabled quicker, efficient and tireless experiences for travel freaks like me. Most of these travel apps are extremely helpful and are free to use and I'm quite a gadget geek who likes to use a lot of apps”.