Your destination is set, your flight is booked - now what? Looking for some smart tools/resources to help plan what to do, where to eat and where to stay. Google searching, scouring traditional travel sites, and reading reviews on Trip Advisor, etc. are tedious and unhelpful (IMO). Are there any truly great resources that utilize algorithms, VR/AR, custom recommendations, etc? Google Trips is a start, but there's so much room to grow. Is anyone truly disrupting the s**t out of travel prep?
- Hopper is amazing--you can look up flights and immediately see how expensive they are to book over the next 6 months. It gives you quick visual feedback on when to buy, and you can get push notifications when flights you're watching are about to get more expensive.
- Scans your email and automatically adds flights, rail travel and hotel bookings to a calendar. You can start from there and share your itinerary with friends and family incase of emergency.My favorite app for anything travel-related. I put everything in Tripit before I go on any trip!
- Journy is awesome. Me and my girlfriend used it in Lisbon last year. They pair you with a real life human (crazy, huh?) that plans your trip, hour-by-hour. They'll select the restaurants, sites, and other activities based on your requests. As someone that hates to plan trips, it's super useful and only $15/day.
- If you have a Gmail account, Google Trips is a great way to aggregate your confirmations from your Gmail account and create itineraries. It also provides travel guide information, such as things to know, places to see, and is integrated with places you have ⭐️ saved in Google Maps.Thanks for the suggestion, Kris. I really like Google Trips too. I'm using it as the base of our itinerary. I think Trips will evolve into something amazing, but the lack of a synched desktop version frustrated me a bit. Also, their "Day Plans" is promising, but you cannot easily add a stop along the way unless it's an existing POI (or unless you star it in Maps first, then jump back into Trips). Unless I'm wrong :)
- In combination with SkyScanner (or without) Rome2Rio is crazy good for planning out your vaca travel on the cheap. Example - to get to TNW 2017 you could use SkyScanner to fly to Slovenia for half the price of Amsterdam (from the US) and then use rome2rio for trains + buses, all mapped out for you, on the cheap.
- I absolutely loathe spending hours asking friends for recommendations or pre-planning my vacation activities just to have weather changes affect all my plans . That's why I downloaded and have been using Welcome! This app aggregates tips from my friends and experts and uses AI to plan out my days ON-THE-FLY, taking into account things like travel time, weather, my interests & preferences. It has a super-friendly UI and personalizes the things I want to see on vacations based on who I follow and what they recommend. Highly recommended app for anyone who is as lazy as I am and wants to enjoy memorable vacations without all the hassle of over-planning for trips.
- Tablet is everything you need for unforgettable travel experiences: all the hotels that matter, effortless online booking at the lowest available prices, and live, dependable customer service. Two of the best features are the Travel Club and reviews from Tablet members. The Travel Club gives you additional benefits like early check-in, guaranteed late check-out, complimentary breakfast, food & drink credits, spa credits, valet parking, airport transfers and more. The Travel Club isn't available for all hotels, but there's a good and ever-changing selection.
- Broda Noel made this productNoFilter (I'm a maker) is an app where you can find the best photo spots around the world. So, for example, if you are planning to go to Thailand, for vacations, you may want to check all the photo spots that are shared in Thailand in NoFilter, while you are planning the trip. So, this is not going to help you to find hotels (yet), or cheap flights. NoFilter is focused on the "what do I want to see here?" question.
- I found Sygic on Product Hunt in 2017 and have been a power user ever since. Sygic makes travel planning easy and lets you build detailed itineraries complete w/ mapping, reviews, and more. There's a free version that's useful but Premium gets you a whole lot more (e.g. downloadable maps). There are three ways to purchase premium: Monthly ($3.99), yearly or lifetime ($17.95 or $19.95.). Additionally, if you have a family or travel w/ friends, business associates, etc. - you'll love the collaborative planning functionality.
- George Hanson made this productI start collecting equipment in half a year (if you prefer active sports, this is important). I read the collections, like this https://outdoorsly.org/surviving/ and monitor the price change. As a rule, it is possible to save up to 30% of the cost.
- Their new revamped interface is excellent. Timely suggestions, feedback integrated from previous travelers, customization itinerary which comes with live costing. Best tool if you are sitting in India and planning a travel abroad! Check it out!