Whether you are traveling for a quick getaway in Batanes, a surfing weekend in Baler, or spending some time off in Siargao, you can enjoy a more convenient and worry-free getaway across the Philippines with a host of apps that help you organize your itinerary, book flights and accommodations on the fly, and share your memories with loved ones in an instant.
Wherever you’re headed, never leave without these 5 travel apps that turn you into a savvy traveler with just a few taps on your smartphone:
PackPoint helps you organize your stuff with a customized checklist of travel essentials depending on your destination, length of stay, and planned activities. Just like any checklist, you can simply check off items as you put them inside your luggage, and never worry about whether you’ve packed enough shirts or socks, or left behind a jacket or cardigan in your closet. You can save your list and share it with friends, too!
2. Google Maps
Navigating through the city is so much easier with Google Maps, the tech giant’s web mapping service. The handy app lets you plan your route by showing street maps and real-time traffic conditions, and lets you pin down major destinations across the town or city so you’ll never lose your way.
Airbnb lets you conveniently book your accommodations on the go based on your budget and destination. More importantly, the app lets you get in touch with a local, who can present you valuable tips and recommended activities and experiences to make the most of your trip.
Instagram does not only let you keep vivid memories of your trip, but also share those awesome moments with your friends and loved ones in real time through IG Stories or live video. Moreover, you can refer to popular hashtags at your destination to check what other people are sharing, connect with them for tips, and learn more about places worth an IG post or two.
Momondo gives you a comparison of airfares offered by various airlines and deal sites, so you’ll know the best rates and schedules for your trip. The app also features hotel listings, as well as trending destinations to inspire your wanderlust.
To enjoy all these must-have travel apps, power your smartphone with Smart LTE SIM, which lets you connect to the country’s fastest LTE network
, based on a recent report by UK-based analytics firm OpenSignal. Here’s a Smart Tip: All foreign travelers visiting the Philippines can get a FREE Smart LTE Tourist SIM by simply heading to the Smart booth at major international airports around the country.
Smart’s LTE network provides superfast download speeds in popular tourist areas across the country including Basco City in Batanes, Baguio City in Benguet, San Fernando City in La Union, Baler in Aurora, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, and Glan in Saragani. Smart’s LTE network also provides fast connectivity in the country’s major urban areas including Metro Manila, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao.
Powered by Smart LTE, you can enjoy worry-free travels with your must-have apps, share your adventures with friends on social media, get in touch with your loved ones in real time through messaging apps like Messenger, KakaoTalk, WhatsApp, and Viber. You can also book flights and accommodations on the go, navigate through the city without a hitch, and have ready access to travel information at your fingertips.
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