5 Great Travel Applications in 2017

With an ever growing number of travel apps hitting the market, it’s always good to know the best travel apps available. Having tested and tried a multitude of travel apps, below we present you with the best travel applications in 2017.


Cleartrip is an intuitive application for booking hotels, trains and flights. The company originates from India and their app has exploded onto the scene, boasting about 10 million worldwide users; however, there are some regions where the application is not supported. You’ll need to make sure you reside in an area where the app is functional.

Cleartrip stores your card info securely in the cloud, so you can purchase plane or train tickets with a single click in a matter of seconds.

It also can track down the best deals on hotel rooms in more than 15000 cities worldwide.


Do you want to be able to book an entire tour virtually anywhere in the world complete with local airfares, lodging, meals and attractions? Bookmundi makes it a snap. With discounted tours that stretch to every continent except Antarctica, the world is literally at your fingertips.

They guarantee the best price for your tour and only work with highly qualified tour operators. If you want to get a flavor for the area before you book, or if you’re looking for a customized tour, Bookmundi will quickly put you in touch with a local travel expert who can help answer any questions you may have, and help customize a tour, suiting exactly your travel requirements.

The web application keeps everything in one place and allows for a streamlined travel experience that ensures you’ll have nothing to do but enjoy yourself on your vacation.


Presently, Airbnb is a large travel brand, but it was not that long ago that it was just another niche website struggling for traction on the internet. Today, it has drastically changed the way customers book their accommodation on vacation, rented out by private people. Travellers can spend their vacations in a beautiful cottage on the ocean or a loft apartment in the downtown of the most happening cities on the planet.

The website and app make it simple to book, with lodging reviews right at your fingertips so you know what to expect from a particular lodging. Also, you’ll find local experts who can give you valuable tips on what to do and not to do in the area.

Lonely Planet

Do you want to hit the ground running once you arrive in a city with which you’re unfamiliar? Lonely Planet guides are a great way to do it. All you need to do is download the app and hit the streets.

It can suggest restaurants, cafes and points of interest based on any number of criteria, including budget and popularity. If you want to find that quaint little café that’s off the beaten path, this is the way to do it.

Lonely Planet is a fairly comprehensive application which provides guides for Barcelona, Beijing and many other cities.


Are you a business traveller hoping to meet up with some locals for some excitement in a new city? Or are you a single tourist looking for some fun people to show you around town? Whether you’re looking for a cheery companion or international romance, Tinder fits the bill quite nicely. It’s a simple way to connect with like-minded people, wherever you may be.

If you’re travelling with a group, try the new Tinder social app where your group can connect with other similar groups in your city.

Each of these apps can be a great help for any traveller, from booking a simple weekend in an unfamiliar city to touring an entire continent. Whatever your travel plans call for the above travel applications are a great place to start creating the trip of a lifetime.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.