How many of you are counting down the days until summer vacation? I know I am! With break just around the corner, it is time to start planning your much needed vacation. This is the perfect time to enjoy days in the sun with friends and family. You need to figure out where to go, how you are going to get there, where you are going to stay, and what you are going to do while gone. That is a lot of aspects to think about! When thinking of all of that at the beginning, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Lucky for you, I have listed the best apps you can use to make planning your trip so much easier.
#1. Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Cars
Expedia gives you pretty much everything you need in one app. Not only do you get to plan your hotel, but you also get to book your flight and/or car. When using this app, you will instantly save money when you bundle your flights and hotels. Renting a car has never been easier because you can manage this in as little as thirty minutes. You will also get amazing deals on tours, shows, theme parks, and other attractions. If you want even more savings then you should definitely join the Expedia Rewards Program. You get double the reward points each time you book through the app. Expedia even lets you know about any flight changes or gate changes. It doesn’t get much better than this.
#2. KAYAK Flights, Hotels & Cars
KAYAK searches hundreds of travel sites to ensure you have the best deal on your trip. You can easily book your flight, hotel, and/or rental car straight through the app. You will even have access to mobile-only deals. If you are waiting to book your flights, Price Forecast will let you know the best time to make your arrangements. Another feature of this app, Price Alert, will notify you of any changes to your plan. Once you have made your arrangements, KAYAK will update you on your flight status and security wait times. You will also be given a free map of each airport to help you reach your flight on time. If you have an Apple Watch, KAYAK will send alerts straight to your wrist.
#3. Booking.com Travel Deals
Booking.com is a great app to use, but you can only use the app to book your hotel room. However, this app will ensure you attain the best deal possible by offering you over 27 million hotels, vacation rentals, homes, and apartments to stay in. You can easily search by city, attraction, landmark, or hotel name. Whenever you go to book a hotel, you can read the reviews written by other customers. Once you have made a reservation, you can make changes anytime you want . You will also not be charged a booking or credit card fee when using this app.
#4. Travelocity Hotels & Flights
With Travelocity, you can easily book your hotel, flights, and any activities. When you make a hotel reservation, you can choose to pay upfront or when you arrive. You will also not be charged for a cancellation fee. Before choosing a hotel, you will have access to reviews from previous hotel guests. When you use the app to book your flight, you can choose between round trip or one-way flights. You can easily sort flights through price, time, or duration. Travelocity also allows you to book tickets for local attractions. Once you have completed your travel plans, you can share them with friends and family by simply typing in their information.
You no longer have to stress about the planning process of your spring break trips. With these apps at your fingertips, you have nothing holding you back from planning your getaway. Where will you travel first?
Written by: Megan Williams
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