Now that the mobile market is achieving an increasingly highlighted spot in the technological world, will Apps be a relevant channel to promote tourism? In this article we reveal the top top 5 travel applications to enhance your travel experience around the world.Essential add-ons to make your travels smoother and your smart-phone smarter. Tourism and travel is an ever increasing industry that has actually registered a record growth in the recent period of recession, around the world.

1. TripAdvisor

App Ranking: 1
Android Downloads: 100 millions
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

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Millions of traveler reviews, photos, maps from TripAdvisor. Know better, book better and go better. With over 350 million reviews and opinions by travelers, TripAdvisor mobile app makes it easy to find the lowest airfare, best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. And booking options for hotels, restaurants and flights are just a tap away. You can also access contact details; search for nearby establishments; explore restaurants by food type, price range or rating; check out air fares; and even add to the knowledge base by posting your own reviews, images and entries for the places you visit.

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Key Features of Trip Advisor

  • Save Off-line Download Cities which include maps and cities
  • Review cities trip Advisor without Internet.
  • Top 10 destination categories with Hotels,Restaurants,Flights and travel guide
  • Save your favorite places
  • Systematic list of app’s features
  • Set price in different Currency and distance in units
  • Travel Notifications
  • Use Near Me Now to discover options near you
  • Get answers to your specific travel questions in the forums
  • Add your own reviews and photos
  • Exciting deals on Hotels
  • Thousands of reviews from the application users

2. Airbnb (Android, ios: Free)

App Ranking: 1
Android Downloads: 100 millions
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

Android’s editor choice

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Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb app. Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay and is the simplest way to earn money from your extra space. With over 2 million listings in more than 34,000 cities, Airbnb connects you with the experience that’s right for you.

Message hosts and guests, gush over your itinerary, explore fairytale destinations, and add unforgettable digs to your Wish List. Make that penthouse, yurt, or tree house your next home…or open up your own space to travelers.

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Key Features of Airbnb

  • Discover new experiences with the help of your host
  • Connect with your host and arrange check-in details
  • Book your trip with a tap of button
  • Search by location,date,price and amenities
  • Rent uniques places to stay from local hosts all over the world
  • Explore legendary properties, vacation homes, and apartments, and add them to your Wish List to share with your friends.
  • Advanced filter option to search
  • Explore Airbnb popular picks
  • Get detail information of facilities available at hotels
  • Integrated maps to find the hotels and other places
  • Maintain wish list of your favorite places

3. Kayak (Android, ios: Free)

App Ranking: 1
Android Downloads: 100 millions
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

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In KAYAK mobile app you can search flights, hotels and rental cars from hundreds of travel sites so you don’t need to. Compare flights, get travel updates and stay informed with free real-time flight status alerts. Travel plans and trip information are just a tap away with the Trips feature, while the Flight Tracker helps you track a flight at any time. Book hotels and rental cars with a tap, or view hotels in your area and call instantly to take care of last minute travel plans.

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Key Features of Kayak

  • Compare flights to get the best price on your next trip
  • Save money with incredible mobile-exclusive deals
  • Flight status and itinerary are just a tap away in the ‘Trips’ section
  • Track a flight in the app and stay up to date with the latest flight information
  • Sort by customer review score, price and more
  • Hotel booking is fast and easy, with just a tap of a button
  • Find hotels for upcoming trips or last minute stays in your area
  • View nightly prices, ratings and location directly on the map
  • Call the hotel with a tap and make your booking
  • Car rental from the world’s most trusted agencies
  • Compare rental car prices, so you always get the best deals
  • Hire a car and travel in style on your next trip
  • Get alert and notification of the prices
  • Inbuilt Directory of Airline and Airports

4. Trivago (Android, ios: Free)

App Ranking: 1
Android Downloads: 100 millions
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

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Whereas other mobile apps and websites compare the cost of hotel rooms, Trivago goes one step further and compares room rates on the main hotel booking websites such as booking.com, hotels.com and lastminute.com. So if you want to stay in a particular hotel it can tell you the cheapest site to book it through.

Alternatively, if you need a hotel bed for tonight it can also use your current location to find a nearby hotel with availability and, again, the cheapest agent to book it through. Trivago is completely free, and you’re not required to sign up in order to use the service. This is because Trivago aggregates hotel deals from other booking sites (e.g. Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, etc.), who then pays Trivago a commission for the referral.

Key Features of Trivago

  • Search for hotels by date and location
  • Set the maximum price to suit your budget
  • Find hotels near well-known sights or attractions – perfect for planning the travel itinerary for your next trip
  • Save hotels so you can book later
  • Choose different language system on application
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  • Advance search of hotels through star rating
  • Rating index from other sources and websites
  • Advanced filters to categorized your requirements

5. Hipmunk (Android, ios: Free)

App Ranking: 1
Android Downloads: 100 millions
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

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Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. This  mobile app will save you time by comparing all the top travel sites so you don’t have to. Hipmunk presents a fast, all-in-one travel planning and booking solution, with a powerful flight and hotel search engine. In addition to the usual flight search criteria such as price

Hipmunk also includes an agony index for flight duration, number of stops and other factors. Users can also take advantage of last minute hotel deals, view reviews from TripAdvisor and other sources, and check out heat maps that show hotel proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Hipmunk’s hotels are shown on a map so you can see exactly where you’ll be staying. You can also read TripAdvisor reviews in the mobile app and turn on heatmaps to see which are the best areas to stay in based on unique interests like food, landmarks, nightlife and more.

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Key Features of Hipmunk

  • Book hotels directly within the application
  • Systematic search engine for hotels and flights
  • Discover new places in categories for your proffered kind of trip
  • Set your own length of the trip
  • Direct access to Google map to find hotels
  • Detail Information and Amenities of the the hotels
  • Availability of the Hotels at better deals at other Travel websites through the application.
  • Sort Hotels according to distance and Rating at inbuilt maps by Google
  • Discover different destination on different categories divided in the application.