3 Services For Savvy Travelers
Frequently flyers know better than anyone else that technology can make for a better travel experience. There are a number of different apps and services that make today's traveler's life easier and here we'll highlight few of the more popular solutions.
Kayak - low cost flights
Kayak is an awesome service that allows you to save a ton on airline tickets. It scans all carriers as well as popular online travel agencies like Orbitz and Expedia to find the best deal for you. Moreover, if you're not in a hurry, you can setup alerts to be informed when certain ticket is available with a discount. The registration process is easy and as a result you'll get all the appropriate flights and special offers delivered to your inbox.
Hotel Tonight - last minute hotel bookings
This relatively new service allow you to save substantial amounts of cash on last minute hotel bookings. Hotel Tonight supports some 20 cities, including many metro areas in the U.S., few cities in Canada and London, UK. Best of all, all this works from a palm of your hand, using a dedicated iPhone or Android application, which is free to download. Once started, the app will either allow you to search for hotels in your vicinity or enter an address, further taking you to the browse pages and finally - the booking screen.
There are a number of different services that want to make your travel easier. Among the most popular apps/services are TripIt and WorldMate, both of which will automatically make an itinerary out of your flight confirmation email. In order to get started, you need to register on any of the two services and then forward your flight confirmation email to the service provider. TripIt or WorldMate on their end will then create a trip entry for you, allowing you to access additional services while on the go, again using an accompanying mobile app.
These are essentials and we know there are other apps and services that can further make your travel more comfortable. If you have an idea you'd like to share, don't hesitate to add it in the comments form below...