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Apps to Help Plan your Next Holiday


Whether you were considering a holiday away or rescheduling a trip because of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is something one must do! A quick weekend away or international travel are both beneficial to rest and recuperation or some much needed fun in the sun! While we await the final go- ahead to start packing our bags again, you can think of it as the universe awarding you with some extra time to plan that perfect holiday; ensuring you have all the resources required to make your trip organised and utterly unforgettable!

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We have put together some apps that are a must have for your trip!

Google Travel:

Google Travel is the perfect place to start planning your trip! Explore, check flights and book hotels! Discover new places and all they have to offer with the Explore option; have popular suggested destinations with suggested tourist hotspots. Plan a trip with a chosen destination and check for hotels and the best time to visit in the year! The flights feature allows you to view flight schedules and seat availability based on airlines, times and fees, filtering through any special needs you might have like extra baggage, airlines, stops and flight durations. If you’re still deciding, you can effortlessly track flight prices and set alerts for low prices via emails. Choose the best suited accommodation by browsing through a selection of countless hotels, Airbnb's, bed and breakfast that vary in price range and other preferences. View the lodging’s reviews, amenities and neighbourhood that hosts nearby activities and available services. Get it all in one place with Google Travel!

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Gautrain App:

Travel local! The Gautrain app is the perfect app to keep traffic at bay for holidaying in Johannesburg. Avoid busy streets and hop onto the train! The Gautrain can get you to major sectors of the city in a short space of time, being safe and convenient for all users. Whether you’re heading to work or touring the city. The Gautrain provides a luxurious experience to users so you can trust your transportation to be comfortable and effortless.

MyCiTi:

The MyCiTi bus app is the perfect tool for touring Cape Town! Skip the expensive Ubers and hop on a bus! The MyCiTi bus app allows commuters to plan their trips by tracking bus timetables, trip fees, card balances and aims to be a reliable source of information that prevents confusion and allows for customer interaction. Find out all you need to know about MyCiTi transportation and plan your trip around the city!

Google Maps:

Google Maps will be your ultimate travel tool Walk, public transportation or drive to your desired destination effortlessly! Traveling to a new place can be a terrifying experience, particularly when it’s by yourself with people that are equally clueless on how to navigate new places and travel within the area. You may find yourself taken to your hotel and without a guide for the afternoon, wanting to find a local spot for dinner or to visit the city centre without a clue on how to get there and how long it would take. Google Maps can fix all your problems in case! Find recommendations based on the area, read reviews on establishments and check out accommodation and their availability. If you’re on holiday and integrate your Google accounts to your maps you can track and find all your holiday necessities (documents/flight schedules etc) in one place!

Bonus Tip:

If you're travelling to a foreign country, download Google Translate to help with any language barriers.

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