Since April is the introduction of spring for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it means a lot more eventprofs traveling for both business and pleasure! Whether you’re headed to your annual big conference or planning your next adventure in a new country, you want to make sure that you are always prepared for the unexpected. Traveling always leaves you with some added anxiety when it comes to being on time for a flight, staying on budget with spending or even being prepared when your itinerary doesn’t go as planned. Setting yourself up for success with these helpful tools to utilize while on the go can save you some headaches (or even tears!) while on the go. See how these tools will keep you organized and sane during your travels.
Whether you’re traveling for business or simply don’t want to carry around paper receipts, Evernote Scannable can simplify this process. Available to all iOS users, this free app keeps any paper goods compiled on your mobile device with easy access to them whenever you need them. Those of you already using Evernote can utilize this app in conjunction with this app, but it’s not mandatory. An added bonus for those of you traveling for business – this app allows you to scan business cards of colleagues you meet on the road and save them to your mobile device to reconnect with at a later time.
Have you ever been traveling in-between appointments and have a good chunk of time to kill? Maybe you need to freshen up, rest or just want a comfortable place to rest. Dayuse.com is a hotel listing that allows you to book a hotel for a day at a discounted rate. With up to 75% off of the overnight stay price, this site allows you to easily work in-between flights or other travel time which can keep you productive at a low cost. Check it out and see if your upcoming travel destinations are part of their network of 4,000 hotels in 20 different countries.
Available online and on your mobile phone, XE Currency can easily give you the most accurate and up-to-date currency conversions around the world. The mobile app allows you to easily track your currency conversions in various countries. You can also set up rate alerts to let you know when the conversion rates in designated areas are changing. If you are able to visit their website, they have an extensive list of tools for you to utilize from a travel expense calculator to calculating your credit card companies fee’s for foreign exchange and more. Check it out before you hit the road!
FlightAware Flight Tracker
Whether you’re the one getting on a flight or you’re heading to the airport to pick someone up, the FlightAware Flight Tracker can help for planning ahead of time. This app allows you to track the real-time flight status of commercial flights across the globe. Not only can it give you the crucial details of arrival and departure times, but it provides you with a full-screen map that updates location regularly. You can also enable push notifications for flight information, cancellations, gate changes, delays and diversions. Available for both iOS and Android customers, save yourself some stress of airports and traveling by downloading the app.
Are there any other crucial aspects of traveling that make you anxious? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and we will try to solve your problem with an app that’s out there!
Written by: Melissa Lombardi