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6 apps that simplify business travel

Posted by Ella Tabares on Mar 9, 2017 7:10:31 AM
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For business travelers, our smartphones are basically our lifelines when we are on the road. We previously covered the essential apps for the modern business traveler; we now have the 6 apps that will simplify your travel experience, making it easy to grab a quick bite to eat, cut the line at customs, and even find a new jogging route on-the-go.

Grab

This app will make finding food at the airport a whole lot easier. This app currently only works at most major airports in the U.S. but it’s expanding! This app is user-friendly and allows you to search for what you want to eat, order from your phone, skip the line and grab your food. It helps you find restaurants in the airport or on route to your gate. You can save your favorite things to eat or restaurants, and most importantly for the business traveler, it enables quick expense reporting by saving all your airport receipts that can be forwarded to Concur with only one tap.

FREE (Android, iOS)

 

Loungebuddy

This app is ideal for travelers looking to stay occupied until boarding time, relax, unwind or shower after a red-eye. With Loungebuddy, you are able to view all of the lounges at your airport and discover ways to access them. You can also scroll through reviews, a list of lounge amenities, and photos, and you can purchase lounge access straight from the app. It is present in more than 500 airports around the world. Lounge Access Wizard allows you enter trip details, service level and any applicable elite benefits or memberships; LoungeBuddy pulls up a list of locations you can access for free or a one-time fee. If you’re looking for a place less hectic than the gate to relax or stay productive, Loungebuddy will be your key.

(Android, iOS) FREE w/ option of Membership Purchase

 

Mobile Passport

Live at 21 of the top U.S. airports (and counting) and 1 cruise port, this app is one of the best kept secrets in travel, and basically lets you cut the Customs line when you arrive in the US. This app makes dealing with U.S. customs, when entering the U.S. a breeze. It does require an initial registration process, and you will have to answer a few questions about your trip. But after you submit that it will provide you with a barcode that allows you to skip the line, follow the mobile passport signs, breeze through customs and save time.

FREE (Android, iOS)

 

CityMapper

This is the ultimate transit map, it provides up-to-date transit information for most major cities around the World!  Live/real-time routing that updates every minute. It sources data from Google, Apple and OpenStreetMaps, Foursquare and Yelp, Uber and Hailo, Car2Go and Autolib, and more. You can find transit information for buses, trains, subway, bikeshare, rideshare companies and more depending on the city, and this app is available in most major cities around the world.  It automatically informs you the fastest way to arrive at your destination, and best of all, you can check out subway and train times offline for a number of cities. You can subscribe to specific train or bus lines, and the app can even alert you when you need to get off — handy when you’re riding for the first time in a new country.

FREE (Android, iOS)

 

TripCase

Tripcase makes organizing your trip much easier by storing everything in one place. TripCase is an itinerary management app that delivers the right information at the right time. TripCase lets you manage flight itineraries, hotel bookings, and rental car reservations in one app. Tripcase includes free flight alerts, seat maps, and weather forecasts, and you can even use TripCase on a smartwatch.

FREE (Android, iOS)

 

RunGo

When traveling on business, it is important to stick to your routine. Running is a great way to get a bit of exercise, beat jet lag, stick to your habits, and keep you healthy while traveling. But, it can be tough finding a good and safe jogging route in a new city,well there’s an app for that. RunGo is a run tracker and navigation aid that allows users to discover new jogging routes, complete with voice navigation to help guide them through unfamiliar locales. Users can download routes for offline use, start routes halfway or create their own within the app. Best of all, premium subscribers can access "guided tours" — verified routes created by local runners through safe and scenic areas, with the app announcing points of interest and other information.

FREE w/ option for upgrade (Android, iOS)

 

Topics: Business Travel, Bleisure, Travel Tips

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