Best Travel Apps

Best travel apps you need to save money.

* LoungeBuddy
This app opens the golden doors to those secretive, indulgent spaces typically reserved only for the highest paying, or most frequently flying of travellers: the airline lounge. Create your trip within the app and LoungeBuddy will let you know which lounges you already have access to. No results? No worries. You can browse lounges and their amenities, and purchase instant access in seconds, from only £19. For example, LoungeBuddy can get you into the No 1 Lounge at London Heathrow, Lufthansa Business Lounges in Germany, the Marhaba Lounge at Dubai, Delta SkyClubs around the US, and plenty more.

* Prey Anti-Theft
Unfortunately the world is not a perfect place, and crimes of theft can take place even in some of the most scenic and majestic destinations. A pickpocket can just as easily swipe your goods in St Peter’s Square as in a crowded restaurant, so how do you protect yourself? Prey Anti Theft is an app that manages your digital accessories, allowing you to find your phone, laptop, or tablet even after they’re gone. Retrieve photos remotely, wipe data, and prevent future loss by locking devices from across the street or across the world.

* XE Currency
A must for anyone travelling abroad, whether for a weekend trip or an extended stay. This free app tracks live currency markets across the world to provide you with accurate up-to-the-minute conversion tables.

* Hotel Tonight
Last-minute hotel booking app Hotel Tonight has gotten major buzz for its swanky, user-friendly app that unleashes discounted day-of bookings at high noon every day. Another useful feature is the app’s ability to snag last-minute hotel rooms in cities hosting big events, like the Super Bowl. The bargains aren’t quite as good then, but if you’re bound and determined to stay in a certain place at a certain time, it’s a good tool to have in your arsenal.

Text by budgettravel.com & independent.co.uk | Photo courtesy of Pexels