Traveling to new destinations is a fun and exciting adventure! Although to some, the planning process and the thought of venturing into new places can be quite a daunting challenge. Just imagine the amount of time you have to spend researching for the best ways to travel, where to stay, and what to do. Luckily for us, technology has made it easier to have all the information we need with just the touch of a button or a swipe on the screen.
We round up a selection of useful travel apps for your next trip to Makati! Considered must-haves for travel buffs, these apps will make your entire journey more enjoyable – from a less time-consuming planning period, to a hassle-free experience of exploring and discovering all the best attractions the city has to offer.
TripAdvisor makes researching and planning much easier, with real advice from real people. Read through reviews on what makes each hotel and restaurant stand out from the rest. Don’t forget to check from time to time for special discounts and travel treats! Creating your own account lets you join in on the fun and contribute your own ratings and recommendations.
Guides by Lonely Planet
This app lets you get to the heart of a destination. Get access to offline maps, expert-curated city guides, audio phrasebooks,a currency converter, and advice from on-the-ground experts. It’s winning app for travelers before and during the trip. Plus, it’s entirely free!
Navigate the world faster with Google Maps, which offers helpful information such as real-time GPS navigation, traffic and transit info. This app displays listings of nearby business and leisure establishments, making it easier for you to decide here to eat, drink and go. Special features include Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums, and more.
What’s Manila without being stuck in traffic? Although it’s a constant experience in living in the city, it can still be avoided with the help of time-saving apps like Waze. Like your best friend or guardian angel on the road, Waze provides recommendations on the fastest and easiest routes to your destination. Fellow drivers on the road let you know what’s happening at the moment, including updates on traffic jams, construction, presence of police, crashes, and more in real-time.
Click the City
Click the City is the leading entertainment and lifestyle guide in the metro. Download this and be first to know about the upcoming events, concerts, and attractions in Manila. Browse through the best restaurants and bars, book tickets to the latest movies and shows, and score awesome discounts and shopping deals.
Inexpensive and highly accessible, these apps certainly take the fun in traveling to another level.
Another useful tip: search for hotels in your next destination that offer handy smartphones and free Internet services for added convenience. Discovery Primea is the first and only hotel in Makati, Metro Manila to offer each checked-in guest a handy smartphone, with free local and international calls to select countries, as well as mobile data.