5 best iPad apps for travel

by Derek Walter

December 29 2013

Travel can be exciting and enrich one's view of the world, but often the details and act of getting there can be very cumbersome. These iPad apps can help you book, organize, and keep track of the details for your next trip whether it's for business, pleasure or both. 

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  • 1 Kayak Pro
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    Kayak is a powerful search engine for finding flights, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages. The iPad app includes its search engine and additional tools like a flight tracker and itinerary organizer.

  • 2 Hotel Tonight
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    When last-minute travel arises head for Hotel Tonight. A 2013 Tabby Awards winner, it collects hotel room choices from major cities, enabling you to avoid spending the night on someone's couch. Hotel Tonight also offers 24/7 live customer support if an issue arises with your booking.

  • 3 TripIt
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    TripIt is an intelligent tool for organizing the insanity of travel details. TripIt can pull in content from your emails and use the hotel, flight, and other event confirmations and organize them into an itinerary.

  • 4 City Guides by National Geographic
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    City Guides by National Geographic

    National Geographic has put its photographic power and travel knowledge behind a very compelling app focused on cities. The city guides offer eating and sightseeing suggestions and pull together a distinctive level of content to instantly make you a savvy traveler. It is excellent for any city you may be visiting for the first time, but also will likely offer useful tidbits if you are a return visitor.

  • 5 Flightboard
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    FlightBoard - Live Flight Departure and Arrival Status

    While there are plenty of tools for tracking flights, Flightboard is by far the best looking option. It can track flights from nearly any airport and deliver them on a virtual arrival and departure board.


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