Travelling for business can be a real hassle, even for the most experienced business travellers. Fortunately for all of us, there are millions of apps designed especially to make our lives easier, more organized and more fun. While it can be hard to select the ones that are most helpful to us, here is a list of 6 highly valuable applications that provide a little bit of aid or facilitate any situations business travellers may find themselves in, in any city of the world!
TripIt – or the all-in-one travel organizer as they call it. TripIt allows you to travel stress free, with everything you need to know in just one application. The best feature of this application is that you can forward any hotel or flight confirmations from your email to your TripIt account and it will syncs everything into one master itinerary. It will even put any important meetings and organizes all your information in one simple detailed calendar. Besides being an all-in-one organizer, it can also help you find the best flights and best seats according to your schedule!
Voted as one of the best new travel sites by Forbes, Hipmunk is a great search engine for flights and hotel options. With its unique “agony index”, Hipmunk scores flights options based on various factors such as duration of flight, departure/arrival time and layovers. If these two factors are more important than price, Hipmunk is a great app to compare flight options with its easy-to-read graph. Side-by-side comparisons in its unique chart view help you figure out which flights meet all your criteria. One con: it does not allow you to book directly through the site.
New in the city and don’t know where the closest ATM? Instead of using Google Search, AroundMe is a quick application that will locate the closest businesses in your vicinity and will help you find whatever you need: gas stations, coffee shop, banks, pharmacies and much more. Once you have mapped your target, the application will give you directions to it without you getting lost!
Making an expense report will never get this easy thanks to Expensify. Sync your credit and debit cards to this application and it will track each expense during your business trip and categorize them in a single detailed report. Do not even worry about keeping your receipts, the smart scanning system will input the information into your report eliminating any manual entry. Many companies such as Oracle, Evenbrite and SAP are loving Expensify and use this app to keep track of all employees’ expenses.
If you want to ensure your business travelling goes smooth and that your stay abroad is productive and comfortable, make sure to download the CorporateStays app. Not only does it allow you to browse through over 500 furnished apartments for rent all over North and South America, all of which feature excellent central locations, fully-equipped kitchens and luxury furniture and amenities, but it also allows you to contact a concierge assigned especially to you, should you have any questions or special inquiries. The app will be helpful throughout your entire stay, from booking to checkout, ensuring your trip is as perfect as can be!
In big cities such as New York and Montreal, finding parking spots can be a real hassle. BestParking is a search engine that directs drivers to the closest cheapest parking spaces around them. Available in major cities in North America, this application has partnered with many parking operators to guarantee best hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rates thereby allowing customers to compare spaces and save big money.