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5 Apps Every Traveler Needs

As a travel professional, you always want to book your clients' dream vacations. While you can manage all of their travel plans to a T, their actual experiences are not always plannable. Luckily, there are some great travel apps to help with just about any aspect of their trips. Check out VAX's top travel apps for your clients to add to their packing lists.

An App for: Speaking the Language

For your clients traveling to foreign countries, be sure they are prepared with an app that helps them speak the common language. Google Translate is a lifesaver for any mono-linguist traveler. Translate from 103 different languages just by typing or drawing the word or phrase. Use your phone's camera to hold up to street signs or even restaurant menus for instant translations. The best part is that the app works without using a wireless connection so your clients can explore data-free. Navigate with confidence and even learn a thing or two about the native tongue.

An App for: Maps & Directions

Don't let your clients leave home without a solid navigation app for exploring. Apps like Maps.Me or City Mapper offer downloadable maps with turn-by-turn navigation, traffic updates and can even pinpoint local hotspots to check out. Explore points of interest from restaurants to tourist attractions, all with step-by-step directions. Even create driving, walking and cycle routes to save extra time, or just to take in the scenery.

An App for: Packing

Ensure your clients never forget a thing for their next trip. With apps like PackPoint, they can type in the destination and select the activities planned to create a customized packing list for the trip. It will even check the weather to make sure your clients are packing all the essentials. They can also share the list with their fellow travelers so nothing is ever left behind.

An App for: Chatting

Make sure your clients can always stay in touch with friends and family. WhatsApp provides free voicecalls and messaging when they are connected to Wi-Fi. The group chat feature also allows your clients to share messages, photos and videos to share their experiences.

An App for: Time Zones

Your clients will never lose track of time again. With an app like Circa, travelling to multiple locations across different time zones has never been easier; find the best times for connecting flights and send invitations to other travelers in different time zones to meet up. Now your clients will never miss a beat no matter how far apart they are.

Recommending helpful apps shows your clients that you care about every aspect of their trip. It also shows that you have your finger on the pulse of the industry, further positioning you as a true travel expert.

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