By Sumaiya Akhter Nitu

The advent of technology has indeed made the cumbersome details of travelling both fuss-free and pocket-friendly.  Since the New Year calls for embarking on new journeys both near and far, here are a few apps that might work wonders for your travel plans.

tripping-airbnbAir Bnb- Air Bnb is your one-stop solution to finding the best accommodation at great prices. The best part about Air Bnb is that the trips are sure to make you feel at home as there’s no need to worry about checking in and out of any hotels. It helps tourists lodge in residential homes with the consent of the owner. A tourist can choose a list of houses and Air Bnb helps them in terms of booking. Thus, both the guest and host have to pay a certain percentage of their give and takes to Air Bnb.

WazeWaze: This is your daily dose of traffic alerts on the go.  What makes Waze a unique app, is that users can update the events taking place on roads such as traffic, accidents, police and other perilous events along with the maps of the roads on display. It surely provides the relevant information you need to get updated on before hitting the road, including directions and location at cheapest gas stations, which not only saves time but also money for gas.

PackPointPack point: This app is your ultimate travel-buddy, if you don’t know what to expect from your journey. Pack point is a travel app that helps the users packs the essential items according to your trip details. This exotic new app creates a customised package list once the user creates a trip profile with their destination, purpose of travel and length of stay.

15942301_10211186489247614_849094961_nWorld Around meme (WAM): Rated as the top traveller app by National Geographic Traveller, WAM helps locate places like ATMs, gyms, restaurants, hotels, stations, pharmacy, museums, anything that it is you are looking for, just hold the phone at eye level and point the camera at your surroundings, and it will help you find the closest location possible, along with reviews, opening hours, directions and contact details.

16Food Spotting: For those of you who love eating, the thought of finding out new places can move mountains for you. With your voracious appetite in mind, Food Spotting was made. This app will certainly reply to one’s queries instantaneously. So if you’re in an unknown area, and you’re craving rice, all you have to do is, upload an image of it using the app. You’ll be notified where and at what price to get your food from in no time.