The time for planning summer travel is upon us, and whether you’re visiting family abroad, doing business internationally or just have a case of wanderlust, Verizon is here to keep you connected. We’ve even added more countries to our TravelPassSM feature, offering you access to more than 90% of countries visited by Verizon customers. With TravelPass, you can use your existing talk, messaging and data plan while traveling abroad for as little as $2 per day, per line*. Say goodbye to roaming charges and Wi-Fi searches, and say hello to data in more than 100 TravelPass countries.
Stay connected while you travel. Want to post a selfie from atop the Eiffel Tower? Look up a recommendation for the best gelato in Italy? Book a room en route to the Alps? If it’s on your travel bucket list, chances are you’ll have your phone to help you do it. So to help you plan your next trip, we’ve rounded up our top six travel planning apps as well as an interactive map to visualize your next adventure. Check back often as we add new maps to the list.
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6 must-have apps for planning travel
Hopper uses archival data of flight prices to predict when your flight will be cheapest, then recommends whether you should wait or book.
TripIt compiles all of your hotel, flight, car rental and restaurant confirmation emails into one, easy-to-navigate itinerary. Users can view their synced itineraries at home or on their mobile devices.
Triposo is a modern-day guidebook, using algorithms to peruse the web for the best-reviewed places of interest. What you get is a custom travel guide that’s a lot more up-to-date (not to mention lighter) than a traditional guidebook.
If experiencing a destination like a local is at the top of your list, Airbnb makes it easy to discover and book unique accommodations in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries: whether it’s an apartment for a night or a castle for a week.
Vurb connects your apps so that you can search for things to do and get results in the form of easy-to-use cards. Users can make reservations, book tickets or hail a ride straight from the app.
Viator connects you to over 10,000 tours and activities from around the world, allowing you to book before or during your trip. Users can then access tickets and vouchers straight from the app.
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Trevor Thomas is Verizon’s national corporate communications manager for wireless pricing, plans and promotions, where he writes about his own personal experiences with wireless technology.