The sunny days are here and you’ve already set your vacation dates for this summer, but haven’t taken the time to find your next destination, book your flight or where to stay? Our pick of the 5 best free apps to book your vacation will definitely help you!
We love to take vacations and travel. But we don’t want to spend hours in front of magazines and websites flaunting the apocalypse sun and country sloth, without offering us reliable and relevant booking services. To help you find, organize and book your vacation, try these free mobile apps that will not only help you find your perfect stay, but will also help you book your tickets so you can leave with peace of mind!
The reference for search and reservation sites is, of course, Booking.com. Highly complete and offering thousands of offers around the world, users will be able to take advantage of a very complete filtering system for flights, accommodations, stays or rental cars. They will also be able to take advantage of other users’ ratings and comments to prepare a stress-free vacation. They can then book their ticket or stay, directly from the free mobile app for Android and iOS, or from the online service.
Editorial review: Although the interface is not as modern as some of the competitors, Booking.com is definitely the platform that offers the most offers and ads. Additionally, there is no booking fee charged and cancellation is generally free (under certain conditions).
Travel It is also a search engine and service for booking flights, accommodations, accommodations and car rentals. Available in free mobile applications and online service, it allows you to take advantage of attractive prices and compare the best offers. The search engine is complete and the reservation service allows you to get your reservation information directly from your smartphone. Go Voyages creates a premium service called Go Prime, which allows you to take advantage of additional discounts for an annual subscription without obligation.
Editorial review: In addition to travel deals and a simple and effective search engine, Go Voyages also offers good travel plans and ideas with videos about specific stays to make you want to take off! With Go Voyages it is also possible to order circuits, complete tour activities and even cruises.
Previously known as OUI.sncf, SNCF connection It is the new, modern and intuitive application, which will eventually replace all SNCF applications. Available on Android and iOS and as an online service, SNCF Connect allows you to find and book your train tickets, as well as recharge your Navigo Card. The search engine is simple and intuitive, and it is possible, by creating a free account, to save your preferences (number of travelers, pets, etc.) to avoid entering them every time. Various practical options simplify your travels, including displaying a notification when your route number is available.
Editor’s opinion: Although the app only offers train tickets, it remains particularly interesting and intuitive. The notification system of delays and track numbers is very practical and thus avoids crowd movements in front of the display boards at the stations.
AirBnB It is an accommodation booking platform that has been a huge success in recent years. Individuals and professionals can offer apartments, studios, private rooms or even villas for individuals looking for cheaper and/or individual accommodation. The welcome is also more personalized than hotels and you have the impression of being ‘at home’ or with friends.
Editorial review: On a purely functional level, the mobile applications and the online service are very practical with an interactive map that allows you to geolocate the available accommodations and then view the details and prices for each, with the services and equipment offered. It is possible to ask questions to the advertiser and leave a comment.
Are you looking for an efficient and simple price comparison tool to find flights and accommodations, rent a motorhome or organize your stay at the best price? kayak It is definitely the most complete and fastest price comparison. Accessible both as a free app and as an online service, Kayak allows you to compare thousands of stays, flights, rentals and even activities on hundreds of booking sites for a stress-free vacation. And if you’re lacking inspiration, head over to the Explore section to discover destinations that make you want to pack your bags!
Editorial review: With a clear and intuitive interface, mobile applications, such as the online Kayak service, are really fun to use. On the other hand, you cannot book from Kayak website, you will be automatically redirected to the site which shows hotel reservation, flight, etc.