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Published on July 30th, 2013

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Top Apps for the School Holidays!

The School holidays are well underway now and whether your jetting off abroad on holiday or taking a trip around the UK, we have some great apps to help you enjoy your holidays & entertain the kids too!

1. Things to do: London

If you’re taking a trip to the big smoke any time soon, this is the app for you! With a range of ratings and reviews, you can find out the best places to go and things to do in London. The app allows you to review places yourself as you go or read others reviews to see what they have to say before you go. You can use this app to scan your iTunes library to find out which artists are performing gigs in London soon. Geo-location lets you pinpoint where you are and recommends things to do in the surrounding area on the map, including previews of each. You can search things to do by type of activity, area or simply browse the suggestions. Event listings and previews are updated daily providing you with the latest information for your trip.

2. TripIt

This app makes organising trips a breeze. All you, the user, has to do is forward your booking emails to plans@tripit.com from your registered email address and automatically adds the details to the app. Logging reference numbers, location, time and any details in to the trip itinerary, Tripit provides this in an easy to read format, automatically planning routes and directions for the places on your trip. This can all be managed on their website, where you can plan trips to the places you’ve always wanted to visit. The app also syncs your visits on to your iOS calendar making sure you can’t forget your plans even if you don’t check the app itself. You can even share your TripIt plans with friends and family to make sure that everyone on your trip knows what the plan is!

3. Booking.com

This app is a quick, easy and secure way for finding the perfect hotels and booking then directly in the app, at some of the best prices available online! It has more than 245,000 hotels and places to stay in locations around the world. Booking.com is fast and easy to use giving you all the information you need at your fingertips. There are over 17 millions guest reviews making choosing the best hotel even easier! You can even do a hotel search based on your current location or alternatively view your hotel search results on a map so making sure your going to be staying in the perfect location is made simple. All your booking information is stored in the app so no paperwork needed!

4. Road Trip Lite

Road Trip Lite is an application which allows users to easily track their car’s mileage, fuel economy and maintenance expenses with no limit to the data you can store. The app is easy to use with keypad entry for fuel, price and odometer input as well as fuel price and mileage graphs and statistics. All the information you need to store your road trip data can be found at a single touch, including partial fill-ups as well as offering full international support. Road Trip allows data import and export for trip expenses and statistics. The app offers on-line currency conversion as well as foreign currency support, tire installation logs can be stored on the app and maintenance reminders can be set.

5. FlightBoard

Turn your iPhone or iPad into the Arrivals and Departures board for 16,000 airport in the world. Flightboard lets you view the info boards as though your standing in the airport looking at them live. It automatically updates every 5 minutes so any change of flight details and brought straight to your iOS device! This app is great for anyone whether you are travelling yourself or just collecting someone form the travels. Flightboard is very easy and straight forward, featuring amazing graphics which give the feel of a genuine airport! With the flight tracking feature this app with make sure you are always on time for boarding and for airport collections a must have app for airport travellers and taxi drivers alike.

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