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Employ apps for better business travel

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Mobile applications can help keep your boss a sane, secure and happy traveler. TechRepublic writer Jack Wallen shares five great travel apps for the savvy business traveler.

1.  Plnnr. This itinerary app lets you choose a central geographical point of focus, such as your hotel, and then build out a list of restaurants, attractions and routes.

2.  Packing List. Create reusable lists for everything you need to take on a trip using this app.

3.  Tripit. This app allows you to forward confirmation emails for flights, hotels, car rentals and restaurants to your phone and generate an itinerary. Tripit also scans your Gmail account for travel plans and confirmations to add to your mobile itinerary.

4.  Expensify. Expensify lets you use your phone’s camera to scan receipts, manage and edit ex­­­­penses, and track your travel time and ­­mileage.

It also lets you email expense reports and sync your bank card information.

5.  AirBnB. This service allows you to book rooms and homes from residents in your travel location. No longer is your only option a corporate hotel chain, as AirBnB helps you feel at home wherever you are by connecting you with locals.

— Adapted from “Five Most Useful Apps for Travel,” Jack Wallen, TechRepublic.

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SkylerW February 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

AirBnB is excellent for private rooms. For hotels/flights, the absolute best option is BestTravelCoupon. This booking site (and app) consistently beats Kayak, Priceline, etc on rates.

Compare the rates here with anything you’re using now for hotels and flights. You’ll see it. BTC will search all of the travel booking options for you and post the lowest rates in an easy to sort format. It works.

One of the best things about this site/app is they post the total cost instantly including taxes/fees. No other travel site/app does this.

See the app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TravelSearchEngine


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