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Choosing the right mobile apps can save both time and money, generally improving your overall travel experience and  ensuring that you make the most of your time away. We have compiled a list of apps made for the pocket of the savvy traveller.

City Mapper

City Mapper As anyone who has ever used City Mapper will testify, this comprehensive and easy to use app has revolutionised the way in which we navigate cities. Offering a more detailed alternative to journey planning, users can expect real time departure times for trains and buses, as well as disruption alerts. Beyond public transport, Uber integration and cycle routes are covered. The beauty of City Mapper is that you can time your journeys against real time updates and not waste time waiting for a bus that runs every 30 minutes! At the moment the app is available in around 30 major cities worldwide, including all the major city break destinations.

Free, iOS and Android

Duolingo

DuolingoA guaranteed way to change the dimension of a trip for the better is interacting with locals in their native tongues. Not only will this save you time and money, it will make you feel good. Used by over 70 million people (including Bill Gates) Duolingo promises a fun and easy way to learn the basics of a language. Designed like a computer game, it can get pretty addictive as you earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and move up levels as you progress.

Free, iOS and Android

Lancaster Sun Timer

Lancaster Sun Timer

The Lancaster Sun Timer is the must have app for anyone who is prone to neglecting their skin in the sun. How does it work? Simply indicate your location, SPF level & how you tan and the app will estimate your ideal exposure time and send you alerts when you have become over exposed and it’s time to take a shade break.

Free, iOS and Android

Tripit

XE Currency Exchange

For anyone taking trips comprising different elements such as cars, trains, hotels and flights Tripit works to streamline all these bookings and pull them into one single itinerary. This clever app serves to make the print out extinct and its own words has come to replace “rubber band technology” thus making your travel experience smoother. Once your email confirmations land in your inbox forward them on to Tripit and they’ll do the rest!

Free, iOS and Android

Wi-Fi Finder

WiFi Finder

Wi-Fi finder allows you to search for free and public Wi-Fi whenever you’re on the go. The app features a database of 500, 000 free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in over 144 countries, which is accessible even when offline.

Free, iOS and Android

XE Currency

XE Currency Exchange

Convert every currency on-the-go with the XE Currency App. It offers live proprietary exchange rates and historical charts. Plus, it stores the last updated rates so it even works when the Internet doesn’t. With over 40 million downloads, XE Currency is the most downloaded foreign exchange app.

Free, iOS and Android

Foodspotting

Foodspotting

Foodspotting is visual guide to good food and where to find it. Instead of reading and writing restaurant reviews, you can find and share great dishes and see what others recommend wherever you go wherever you go. The goal of the app is to cover the earth with amazing food sightings, from the founders childhood hometown in Pennsylvania to food capitals like Tokyo. Since launching Foodspotting in January 2010, over 2.5 million foods have been spotted around the world.

Free, iOS and Android

Download the ebookers App and book travel anywhere any time while earning even MORE BONUS+!

Free, iOS and Android

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