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6 great apps for travel


Looking for handy apps to make your trips and holidays a breeze? Here’s our rundown on some of the best on the market...

Apps can help us do so many things these days, and when they’re free to download and use, adding a few of them to your phone or tablet to help research, plan and enjoy your holidays is a no-brainer!

Not sure which you should be using? Here are our top picks for handy travel apps...

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Rated 4.8/5 stars

With our Jet2 app, you'll have everything you need to search, book and manage our ATOL-protected package holidays and flights in one handy place. When searching for your next trip, you can shortlist your favourite holidays and get all our latest offers. And once you’ve booked, you can save your booking in the app and start the countdown.

You can add all your travel essentials, then when it comes to jetting off, you can check in online and download your boarding passes so you can travel paper-free. If you’re on a package holiday, you can see all the Experiences that are available in your resort, and you’ll get the most up-to-date travel info direct to your inbox, including your airport transfer times.

The best part? When you book via the app, you can take £10 off per person*!

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Rated 4.7/5 stars

Learning the local lingo is a doddle when you’ve got Duolingo on your phone. This handy app features more than 30 languages and helps you get to grips with new words and phrases in bite-sized sessions.

As you work through the programme, you’ll earn points and unlock new levels as you go which keeps the learning entertaining and motivating. Spend just a few minutes each day enjoying the games and challenges, and you’ll know your ola from your hola in no time.


Rated 4.7/5 stars

Like to find all the top-rated attractions, bars and restaurants when you’re on holiday? Tripadvisor’s your best bet for user-generated reviews and real-life ratings. Use it before you go to plan your perfect itinerary, or use it on the go for recommendations for your next food and drink stop. It’s also a handy place to read advice from fellow holidaymakers within the Tripadvisor community.

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Google Maps

Rated 4.7/5 stars

Need a hand getting from A to B? That’s where Google Maps comes in. With this app, you can navigate your way through bustling city streets or to blissful beaches on foot or by car with ease. It can calculate the time it will take you to get to a certain place and let you know if there’s traffic along the route. You can even jump straight into Street View to get a realistic picture of what the street looks like!


Rated 4.4/5 stars

Struggle to split your holiday spends when travelling with a group of family or friends? Then struggle no more! Lose the stress of who owes who money for days out and meals out, and split your funds easily using this free app. Top up balances, add new expenses and keep track of who’s spent what. It’s basically a mini financial advisor in your pocket!

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Post Office Travel

Rated 4.6/5 stars

This handy app is multi-purpose with a currency converter and worldwide ATM finder all in one. Be in the know of how much you’re spending on things while you’re away, and if you need cash, you’ll know exactly where to get it. It also tells you where your nearest Post Office is here in the UK, which is useful if you’re ordering holiday spends with them!

*T&Cs apply.

Posted: 15th Mar 2023. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas