COVID-19 has significantly changed our lives. We hear all the time that the world has been changed and we may never get back to our “normal lives”. But what does this mean exactly? Everyone has concerns on whether traveling will continue to be affected in years to come. Experts within the tourist industry and specialists of tourist businesses predict the travel industry will recover this year and name a few potential tourist trends for 2021:
Workation: A combination of work and leisure
Booking at the last minute
Flexible bookings (with flexible terms for cancellation or change of booking)
Domestic tourism: When the residents of a country travel to different locations within that country
Eco-friendly travels: Following environmentally sustainable travelling methods
Safety and social distancing: Priority will be given to the reservation of apartments, villas, or anywhere where there isn’t large groups of people
Choice of transport: Priority will be given to private or rented cars
For a long time, we’ve been using planning and booking apps as our assistants for making travel plans. We’ve selected the top 7 travel apps (including international travel apps) based on expert recommendations and user reviews. These apps are also considered the best travel apps for iPhone.
Skyscanner is already well known amongst frequent travel app users. It helps you plan and book your trip from start to finish. It can help you find cheap airline tickets, hotels on the leading booking services, and rental cars. Considering the current COVID-19 predicament, the app now offers a filtering option for airline tickets and hotels with flexible rates and free cancellation options.
Airbnb is the ideal app for those who prioritize home comfort and coziness in their travels. With the help of the app, you can find and book places at reasonable prices. One great thing about Airbnb is the range of options you can choose from. You can select a location based on your tastes, from a room to a villa, in 191+ countries all over the world.
Trip advisor is a widely known app. It can help you plan your trip by selecting an accommodation, identifying places of interest for you, and nothing locations that should be visited. All of this is done with the help of numerous recommendations and reviews left on TripAdvisor by fellow travelers.
App in the Air
App in the Air is like your own personal assistant. It will inform you about flight changes, register you on flights, and prepare statistics for all flights. With this app you can buy access to the business lounge for airports all over the world. App in the Air also supports Apple Watch.
Rome2Rio is another app that can be used to plan your trips. It will help you choose and plot your route. It will also give you estimated timetables for buses, trains, ferries, and flights which include travel times and ticket costs for 160+ countries.
Izi.TRAVEL is your own personal tour guide. It has a collection of audio guides for 2000+ cities all over the world. It’s important to upload these audio guides to your phone before your trip to avoid high roaming costs.
Waze will give you real-time traffic updates on things like traffic jams, road construction, accidents, and potential dangers. If there is heavy traffic on the way to your destination, it will give you an alternative route to help you save time.
It is also important to stay in contact with your loved ones so you don’t cause any worry, and your colleagues so you can promptly solve issues and meet deadlines. POND mobile SIM cards will give you the security of a reliable connection. Our fixed rate plans and monthly subscription fees include voice calls, data, and SMS. With these elements, you don’t have to worry about roaming costs or having your SIM card blocked from overages.