As the warm weather approaches, and summer comes into the light – use these handy helpers to help organise your trip without stress or worry. From turning your phone into a flight tracker, to finding the best deals for your dream adventure, there is an app out there for all your needs.

The summer season drives the most app downloads all over the world as people begin to plan their travels for the upcoming months, wanting to make the most of the top destinations, finding the best deals and taking advantage of the free information to do so.

A Google study found that apps served as a source of travelling inspiration, with 42% of travellers checking travel review apps and 31% looking at specific destination apps to inspire their forthcoming trips. More than half of these travellers used apps to review and reserve a property!

Below are the Top 10 holiday apps we’ve found work well for all the different stages of planning your experience. (And they’re all free!)

1. Heat Hopper

Find your next destination by simply entering your perfect holiday temperature, followed by the dates you wish to travel. This is the perfect app if you are keen on going somewhere for the heat for example and wanting to soak in some real sunshine!

Heat Hopper

2. Culture Trip

Culture Trip is a global tech startup, inspiring people to explore the world’s culture and creativity through innovative technology and a global network of local content creators.

From everyday wanders to experiences around Europe, there’s nothing short of information and motivation to go explore some of the world’s most beautiful spots.

Every month, the culture trip publishes over 3,000 Articles on art, architecture, fashion, film, television, literature, food and drink, music, home and designs technology, travel and wellness.

It’s rapidly growing audience will be met by an online travel agency where the audience will be able to connect with hostels, hotels and some great experiences from all around the world.

Creative talents and top tech individuals have joined from the likes of Google, Facebook, Lonely planet, The Telegraph, Bloomberg and more! What’s not to like about this Tech startup?

Culture Trip was chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner and named Amongst Five Fast-Growing British Businesses To Watch in 2016.

Culture Trip

3. Air Sorted

A stress free, fully flexible management company for Airbnb, featured in The Telegraph, City Am, The guardian and The Sunday times.

With 24 hour check in, Air sorted predominantly works with properties within London, Paris, Edinburgh, Brisbane, Bristol, Auckland, Brighton, Melbourne, Sydney and Dublin.

Air Sorted

4. Skyscanner

No matter how far or how close you’re wanting to go on your adventures, Skyscanner will compare hundreds of flights to find you the cheapest and most convenient. Hold up! Skyscanner not only find the cheapest flights, but also the top hotel and car rental deals!

It has been recommended by BBC radio 1, The Guardian, The independent and more.


5. Secret Escapes

Another Top app for finding your perfect Holiday whether this be nearby or further afield. Huge discounts, availability for accommodation and flights. Add your favourites and discover the nicest areas to go to within a matter of minutes!

Secret Escapes

6. TimeOut

The ultimate guide to the world’s best cities. This British media company has magazines and travel guidebooks as well as the app, which covers culture and entertainment in cities around the world.

Time out has been around for about 50 years, which makes this a very reliable and recommendable App to go for.


7. Lonely Planet

Packed with must see sights, phrasebooks and offline maps (Yes! You heard right… offline!) this is an app which has it all. It’s certainly a trustworthy guide to accompany you to or on your travels, even offering a currency converter.

The carefully curated guides are chosen and places specifically by the reviews given by avid adventurers, exploring each place to the grain, living and breathing every city.

Lonely Planet

8. Last Minute

Are you a spontaneous person? If so.. last minute is the perfect app for you. It’s free, it’s easy to use and it’s a great guide.

Think green, because Hotel, flights, car rental and parking details are stored together so PDF print is not necessary! All the information given out is real time, so the minute something is booked you’ll be sure to know about it.

All that you need to be worried about is what you’re going to pack!

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9. Trip Advisor

Know better, book better, go better. Trip advisor contains over 500 million reviews from travellers.

Discover cool things to do in any destination and add your own reviews and comments, into the Trip Advisor community connecting with millions of other adventurers and finding answers to specific travel questions and any worries you might have.

Download maps and avoid using expensive data whilst you travel. Your location will be shared with the app so it can guide you toward the top restaurants in the area, also remembering the places you’ve been to through the Travel Timeline feature.

Trip Advisor

10. Trivago

Listed in The Guardian as one of the ‘10 best money saving apps’ Trivago has been highly recommended. Tech times has also called it one of the “must have apps for frequent travellers.”

Features include: saving money whilst abroad, searching for Hotels, Finding the top hotels and having a holiday with confidence.