A popular adage goes “when you can’t beat them, join them”. This edict has never been truer to travel consultants. Travel apps are slowly eating into their business and it is time they found innovative ways for the apps to work in their favor.
Below, we have listed the top 20 most helpful travel apps for travel agents. Creative use of the apps will not only help you advice your travel customers better but also induce you to work smarter. The app creators have already done the research for you. How cool is that?
This app is an airfare tracker that finds low-cost flight deals and sends notifications when it detects massive price drops, error fares, or flash sales.
Find “hidden city” one-way tickets with a stopover where you get off the plane instead of continuing on to the destination on your ticket— they’re often cheaper than a nonstop fare.
Helps your clients lodge their refund claims on overbooking, missed connections, cancellations and flight delays. You can easily reconcile your accounts using Refund.Me.
This helps you organize the traveler’s plans and itinerary. It also gives real time alerts on delays, cancellations, flight status and gate changes.
Scan cheapest dates to fly and get alerts when prices change.
Searches travel sites for car rentals, hotels, and flights. You can set price alerts to be notified when flats are within your budget.
The GDS (Global distribution System) on this app is awesome. Your transactions with travel suppliers will be seamlessly integrated.
Tailored to your brand, it comes with offline travel guides, navigation maps, itineraries, Facebook integration and trip journal.
Helps you to advise your clients on public transportation, ride-sharing services, and the fastest route to their destination.
Helps you to advise your clients on what to pack by looking at weather forecast of your clients’ destination. The app also gives suggestions for activities to engage in at the destination, and what to pack for the said activity.
Helps you interact with other travel professionals. When you check in at a venue, other travel consultants are alerted. You can even organize meetings.
It is integrated with your email. It gets you everything from hotel bookings to car rental details and places to visit or eat. You can store all this data offline.
How would you love to have the yellow pages of restaurants and bars, not only in the US but also around the world on your smartphone? You will get everything from restaurants/bars’ opening hours to menus and phone numbers.
With more than 1 billion users, it is most likely that your millennial customers would want to engage with you using this tool.
This app will give you a list of vegan restaurants in more than 10,000 cities around the world.
Get this app to book your clients into hotels around the world at 75% off mark price during their flight layovers.
If your clients are looking for cheap abodes, then this app has access to over 33,000 hotels around the world. It will help you select anything from communal spaces to booze-events that bring together solo travelers.
Are your clients traveling on a budget? Use this app to get 30% to 80% discounts on hotel rooms from people who have had to do late cancellations.
19. Cool Cousin
This app will help you select destinations that are off-the-beaten-path for your customers. It also guides you into the hippest neighborhood spots.
Car rental rates fluctuate on a daily basis. This app tracks the rates during your reservation dates and then scours competitor sites for pricing, discount codes and coupons to ensure you got the best deal.
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