Modern technology has dramatically improved the travel experience, including these business travel apps that can help make trips more efficient, more convenient and more affordable.
Experienced travelers have the right tools at their disposal when preparing for trips and while in transit. If you often travel for work, you should add the best business travel apps to your collection of tools.
Here’s a look at 10 leading business travel apps to use as you get ready for your next work trip, or to use during a trip in the U.S. or overseas.
Explore the 10 Best Business Travel Apps
Different types of trips require different types of apps. Depending on where you’re traveling and for what purpose, some of these applications may be helpful:
Google Translate: What did international travelers do before Google Translate? Using this app, you can communicate in almost any language at any time. You can even convert images and audio messages from one language to another.
Google Maps: Google has aggregated one of the world’s best map databases. No matter where you are around the globe, you can enter your starting point and destination — and Google will serve the best route. As an added bonus, Google can also recommend entertainment, attractions and dining opportunities along the way.
Roadtrippers: Organize your next road trip by using the Roadtrippers app, which allows you to find well known and hidden sights along your journey. You can even calculate the cost of fuel for a given trip.
HotelTonight: HotelTonight lets you secure last-minute deals on hotels around the world. This application makes it possible to take a spontaneous vacation without sweating where you’ll stay (and how much you’ll pay).
Rebtel: One of the pains of international travel is the cost of calling home. If and when you’re traveling globally and you want to get in touch with family or friends, use the Rebtel app. With Rebtel, you enjoy fast, stable calling capabilities at a low rate.
Concur: Concur is the most-used business travel and expense management system. Not only do users enjoy Concur’s built-in features
(full disclosure: JTB Business Travel is a Concur Partner – Travel Certified TMC)
FlightStats: For a wealth of airport-, flight- and other travel-related information, download and use FlightStats, which is always a trusted source when you need info on the go.
Google Drive: Keep all of your important documents in the cloud, where they are always accessible no matter where you are in the world. Best of all, Google Drive is free to use.
XE Currency Converter: Managing exchange rates when traveling internationally adds another layer of complexity to your trip. Use XE Currency Converter for helpful information and exchange, related services.
DocuSign: No longer do you have to worry about printing things out, signing them, scanning them in and sending as PDFs. And, you certainly don’t have to worry about printing things out, signing and mailing them either. DocuSign keeps everything digital.
Bonus: 5 Great Apps for Travelers Without Management Companies
While most business travelers work at organizations using travel management companies, that’s not always the case. If you’re without assistance with business travel, consider using the following apps:
AirHelp: Flight delays and cancellations are incredibly inconvenient. But always remember that you are entitled to compensation in many circumstances. AirHelp lets you search for and secure compensation for flight delays, cancellations and overbookings over the past three years.
Skyscanner: It’s always nice to have a fare aggregator when planning flights. Skyscanner is one of the best options, quickly delivering the least expensive options for any itinerary. You can even search travel to “everywhere” if you just want to get away on an affordable ticket.
Skiplagged: Skiplagged is another way to search for flights. This app specifically looks for loopholes in airfare pricing that allow you to secure the lowest possible rates.
FLIO: Seasoned business travelers like to know about flight delays, gate changes, boarding times and other important information. FLIO is an app that gives you that information as quickly as possible. Stay in the know when you download FLIO.
Flapp: Flapp is yet another popular way to search for affordable airfare. You can set your favorite departure and/or destination airports to stay apprised of deals to and from those places.
JTB Business Travel: Support During Your Work Trips
At JTB Business Travel, we support companies and their team members before, during and after work trips. While the apps listed above can certainly be helpful, we provide a comprehensive suite of tools and resources that make business travel more convenient for travelers and more affordable for companies — including FlightGlobal alerts, Airline Waivers notifications, Travel Risk Alerts plus more.
Behind every service we offer and every recommendation we make is a common sense approach to business travel.