Apps for the globetrotter

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Discovering new destinations and exploring exotic locales can be among the best and most thrilling experiences for wanderers.

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Getting there, however, is half the fun, as even the research and preparation for a grand getaway can be rewarding in itself with the extensive variety of useful smartphone apps now available. From tracking down awesome deals to completing a detailed itinerary, these convenient apps fuel travel inspiration and help one make the most out of their trip.

No matter what destination or weather condition, travelers can get their gear ready with the help of PackPoint smartphone app

No matter what destination or weather condition, travelers can get their gear ready with the help of PackPoint smartphone app

Keep it organized
More and more explorers are taking the DIY route, choosing to plan their itineraries rather than relying on travel agencies. This allows them to personalize their trip, prioritizing destinations and activities that fit their budgets and interests better.

Making things more convenient is TripIt, an easy-to-use app that stores travel documents in one place. Users simply have to forward all confirmation emails—be it for flights, accommodations, car rental or even restaurant reservations—to the app. It then automatically sorts out these messages into a master itinerary, which the user can view anytime and on any device, even while offline. Travel plans can also be synced with one’s online or mobile calendar, or shared with loved ones via text or email.

Frequent flyers who have a hard time figuring out what to bring can find a lifesaver in PackPoint. This packing manager asks a few simple questions to determine the user’s gender, destination, duration of stay, purpose of travel (work or leisure), and possible activities. Based on these details, the app assembles a list of suggested items—including clothes, toiletries, gadgets and other accessories—ensuring that the user is dressed appropriately and prepared for any destination, weather or event.

Managing travel expenses as a group is easy-peasy with Splittr, a smartphone app that helps one calculate costs among friends

Managing travel expenses as a group is easy-peasy with Splittr, a smartphone app that helps one calculate costs among friends

Manage your budget
For travelers who find it hard to track their expenses while on the road, Trail Wallet is an easy, intuitive solution. To begin, users can select their home and destination currency, then set their daily budget. They can now record and identify every new expense. These can be summarized into an interactive pie chart, making it easier for users to see their budget breakdown and check the most costly items.

When dividing expenses among a group, Splittr takes care of the math and computations. Users can create a trip or event, and add the parties involved, expenses and members’ contribution. The system then runs a running total of each person’s balance, and identifies how much a friend owes and to whom.

Now, getting ready for meaningful travels can be straightforward and convenient, just like flying with Cebu Pacific. The country’s leading low-cost carrier offers the widest network of flights to local and international destinations, with year-long low fares and great-value services. Explore your dream destination and book now through www.cebupacificair.com.

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