Skyscanner: Top 10 iPad Travel Apps

Dépèche transmise le 7 mars 2012 par Business Wire

Skyscanner: Top 10 iPad Travel Apps

Skyscanner: Top 10 iPad Travel Apps

EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the eagerly-awaited iPad 3 set to be unveiled by Apple on 7 March, Skyscanner presents 10 of the best iPad travel apps designed to make your trip that bit better.

There’s an app for almost everything, and for iPad owners in the know travelling has never been easier. Sadly there’s no app for reducing the queues at airport security (yet), but the following apps are guaranteed to take some of the stress out of your journey.

XE Currency Converter

When you’re travelling on a budget, exchange rates can be a pain. Is 2000 baht for one night in Bangkok good value? With the XE Currency converter app you can quickly find out (without any taxing mental arithmetic).


Savvy travellers know that before booking into a hotel or reserving a table at a restaurant, a customary look at TripAdvisor is essential. The iPad app makes it easy to find the top attractions as rated by the TripAdvisor community on the go, and best of all it’s free.


Holiday reading doesn’t have to monopolise luggage space. The Kindle app turns your iPad into an e-reader, and integrates seamlessly with Amazon’s storefront. If you already happen to own a Kindle, you can leave it at home as the WhisperSync technology automatically updates your latest book.

Google Translate

Phrase books are so last century. Google Translate means you’ll never struggle to find the words you’re looking for. What sets it apart is the ability to translate from speech, and to read the translation back to you: perfect for hotel room practice.


City break enthusiasts need look no further than the Hedonists Guide. Packed with local knowledge about the best bars, hotels and hot spots in each city, the guide is essential download material. Currently 41 cities are covered, including Baku in Azerbaijan. (home of this year’s Eurovision).

Packing Pro

Eliminate last-minute packing woes with this handy checklist app. If you have no idea what to throw in your suitcase, simply input the type of trip you’re taking and the app will make a few suggestions.


It may not seem immediately obvious, but Twitter is the perfect place to find out the zeitgeist of a destination. To get the inside track from those in the know, follow prominent businesses and bloggers from the area, ask local foodies for restaurant suggestions and simply search for the name of the place you’re staying at – you’re bound to find out some up-to-date info on what’s happening.


One for social media over-sharers, TourWrist makes it possible to create a 360-degree panorama of your travels: whether that’s the view from the top of the Empire State Building in New York or simply your hotel room. You can browse other people’s tours, too, for wanderlust inspiration.


Finding a restaurant in a new city can be tough, which is where Urbanspoon comes in. Let the app choose a restaurant for you by selecting a neighbourhood, a cuisine, and a price range, or just shake your iPad for a randomly generated option.


Last but not least, the world’s most powerful and flexible flight search app: which just so happens to be Skyscanner’s very own free app for iPad. The official Skyscanner app makes it possible to search and book cheap flights on the go, and when you’re looking for travel inspiration you only have to spin the globe to see which destinations are cheapest to reach.

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is Europe’s leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, from flights to Paphos to cheap flights to Lagos as well as car hire and hotels

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