Vacation is finally here ! The summer of 2020 will be remembered because of COVID, nothing prevents you from having a good time while respecting barrier gestures. Whether you’ve been planning your trip for a long time or leaving at the last minute, we’ve selected seven apps to help you on your vacation.
While some of you love to plan your vacation weeks or even months in advance, others prefer to play the card of spontaneity and adventure. This is a risk for this special summer 2020, but some will take it all the same. To complete your little getaway, with family, friends or lovers, we have concocted a list of the best Android applications to make your life easier.
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The applications below will allow you to find accommodation at the last minute, travel easily or even manage your budget.
Don’t have a car and find the train way too expensive? Why not think about carpooling? On Blablacar, you can easily find one-way Lyon-La Baule for less than 50 euros for a departure the next morning. Pretty cool isn’t it? And if you have a car and you have space left, it could also be a great way to make your trip profitable.
On top of that, the service is completely secure and the rating system allows you to choose a reliable driver who won’t let you down. Finally, the icing on the cake, the drivers are often very accommodating at the meeting point and drop-off point, providing more flexibility than a means of transport such as plane.
AirBNB is the ideal application when you want to go abroad without spending a fortune in hotels and prefer to avoid camping. The application is present in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. On AirBNB, you will find many studios and apartments, in France and abroad, but also private rooms.
Not only is the service of quality but, in addition, the application is extremely well designed since you just have to choose your destination, your departure and arrival dates and the number of travelers then, to select your criteria at the help filters (free parking, smoking / non-smoking, WiFi …) and launch the search.Once the reservation request has been sent, the hosts are often very responsive, then you just have to pay online and your accommodation is reserved. A rating system helps ensure the seriousness of the hosts and not run into just anyone.
If you don’t want to go on an adventure and need to book your vacation urgently, preferably inexpensively, Depart Tomorrow is the app for you. The application which is currently all the rage offers you a multitude of trips, flights, stays and cruises at low prices, on one condition, you must book a maximum of 36 hours before your departure.
An application that is therefore aimed at all those who wish to go on vacation at the last minute. Every day, a selection of trips is offered to you at discounted prices. You must of course book before the sale closes, the time of which is indicated by a countdown and be ready to pack your bags to leave the next day, or even the same day, since the stays are offered for sale from 12 to 36 hours before departure but totally worth it. Quick tip: create your account before opening a sale that might interest you to go faster.
If you still decide to go abroad this year, Kayak will be essential. It’s a bit of a vacationer’s Swiss Army knife. The application brings together not only flights but also hotels and of course rental cars to ensure your transfer from your airport to your hotel. You can even find a hotel for the night. Obviously, if you book a flight for the next day, the price will not be as good as if you did it a month in advance, but the comparator can find the lowest prices.
The site’s database is really rich and allows you to compare offers from more than a hundred travel sites, whether they are agencies or official companies. Clearly the best comparator with SkyScanner, which is also a plausible alternative.
If your first criteria is your budget, then Groupon may be the best solution to help you plan your vacation at the last minute. You have to sort through the offers on the “travel” tab to find good deals in this area. The choice of destinations will necessarily be limited, but it is possible to come across something nice.
Obviously, it is not on Groupon that you can afford two dream weeks in Bora Bora (although!), But you will always find some advantageous offers if you want to go for a short week on the cheap or organize a weekend. extended end. And once there, the app is also very useful for finding activities and restaurants at good prices. Tested and approved !
The awesome Yelp app is no longer young, but it still comes in handy when you’re out and about somewhere you don’t know. By opening it, you can indeed see restaurants near your location, organize them by theme and even reserve a table.
An app that stays handy as you roam an unfamiliar city and the belly call begins to be felt. What’s more, it is possible to have a delivery delivered and find a hairdresser, because you also need to know how to stay beautiful on vacation.
If you’re going with family or friends and need to manage a budget all together, Tricount is perfect for that. It will indeed allow you to create a common compatibility via a group. So everyone will see who is spending what. What makes life easier when the time to do the accounts arrives before departure.