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Top 5 Newest Travel Apps

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Business travel can be a pain. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be, thanks to a range of new travel apps designed to make the life of the road warrior a little easier. From itinerary generators to expense reporting to helping you find your way around unknown areas, these top 5 newest travel apps will take the sting out of your travels and allow you to enjoy your time away from the office.

  1. Tripit
    • If you’re like most business travelers, you receive a jumbled mix of confirmations derived from different booking sources. With Tripit, this becomes a thing of the past. Simply email all your myriad booking confirmations – from car rental agencies to hotels to flights – to one address and the app will create a simple, single itinerary for you. A must-have for any busy traveler.
    • Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
    • Cost: Free
  2. Packpoint
    • Packpoint is one of those I-can’t-believe-nobody-thought-of-this-before apps that you won’t be able to live without. Simply input your destination and the app will look at the local weather forecast and make recommendations on what you should pack. Simple and easy to navigate, this gem of an app will take all the guesswork out of what to take with you.
    • Platform: iOS, Android
    • Cost: Free
  3. GateGuru
    • Time is money, and this app saves you both. GateGuru will monitor and analyze the airport conditions for your departing flight, advise you if your flight is delayed, the estimated waiting time at security, and advise you which gate you should head to. It will also advise you which food options are available at your destination so that you can decide in advance. It will also provide maps for unfamiliar airports, allowing you to get yourself around upon arrival effortlessly.
    • Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
    • Cost: Free
  4. Scout
    • Part GPS and part location sharer, this app provides turn-by-turn driving directions to your destination while at the same time sharing your exact location with others. Never get lost in unfamiliar territory while enjoying the peace of mind that colleagues and loved ones know where you are at all times.
    • Platform: iOS, Android
    • Cost: Free
  5. Expensify
    • Keeping track of your expenses while traveling can be a challenging task, however with Expensify, you’ll find it as easy as pie. Simply take a photo of your receipts, and the app will track, categorize and provide reports on your various expenses. It will even communicate with your bank accounts and credit cards to help reconcile them.
    • Platform: iOS, Android
    • Cost: Free

Take the hassle out of business travel with these five apps. Before long you’ll discover that your excursions are suddenly much easier and enjoyable.

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