The best travel apps for over-60s

The great thing about technology is that some parts of our lives can be made simpler. And when it comes
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The great thing about technology is that some parts of our lives can be made simpler. And when it comes to travelling, there are so many things to consider from searching for the best flight deals to packing and booking for excursions. Sometimes the planning can get more overwhelming than the adventure itself. Luckily, there are many travel apps out there that can help you so that you can worry less and get more excited about the trip. Here are some useful ones that are great for over-60 jet-setters.

Hitlist
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This app helps you travel more for less and its intelligent filters help you find trips that suit your time, destination preferences and budget. It scans millions of fares and brings you the best itineraries to help you know the optimal time to travel. You can also turn your travel dreams and schemes into actual plans. and share your list to recruit friends to travel with you.

Only available for download on Apple phones, here.
Try a similar app for Android called Orbitz, here.

PackPoint

Now that you’ve booked your tickets, it’s time to pack! PackPoint is a free travel packing list organiser and packing planner that can help you organise what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip. Genius! Once your packing list is built, you can choose to share it with your friends and family in case they need help packing too.

Available for download on Android phones, here.
To download on Apple phones, click here.

Hotel Tonight
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Something to happened to your hotel booking? Or maybe a change of plans suddenly needs you to book in a different location? Hotel Tonight can show you last-minute deals and you can choose from “basic,” “hip,” or “luxe,”. Booking only takes under a minute according to users.

To download on Apple phones, click here.
To download on Android phones, click here.

MyTSA
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Do you often find yourself packing exotic or unusual things? The MyTSA app can answer those questions and help you get information like security wait times, current weather, and how to apply for TSA Precheck.

To download on Apple phones, click here.
To download on Android phones, click here.

Detour
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This audio-based walking tour app was developed together with journalists and filmmakers to produce engaging audio adventures. You can use your headphones listen about landmarks in San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Marrakech, Austin, NYC, and more. Sync up the audio with a group if you’re travelling with one and use the GPS location tracking to avoid getting lost.
Only available for download on Apple phones, here.

Peek

Photo credit: Peek.
Photo credit: Peek.

Sometimes you only find out about a tourist attraction when you’re already at your holiday destination. That can lead to long queues or even missed opportunities. Peek acts as a travel guide-book-meets-hotel concierge where you can book fun excursions based on your preferences. Travellers can find activities in major US cities, Hawaii, Mexico, London, and Paris and the list is growing.

Available to Android and Apple users via the internet, here.
To download on Apple phones, click here.

 

Which app do you think suits you? Do you prefer planning for a holiday with an app or the classic phone, pen and paper?

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