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Useful travel apps

Passport? Check. Plane tickets? Check. Smartphone? You better believe it!

To help you really get the most out of your smart device while on holiday, we’ve put together a useful list of our favourite travel apps. Of course, there are many available, but this list is a good starting point.

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SmartTraveller

Up-to-date information about the risks you might face overseas.
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Available on: iTunes only
Price: Free
What it does: SmartTraveller is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and provides up-to-date information about the risks you might face overseas, helping you make well-informed decisions about when and where to travel.
What we like: The easy colour code to advise of each country’s level of safety.

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TripIt - Travel organizer

Organise your travel plans in one place with TripItĀ® from Concur.
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Available on: iTunes and Google Play
Price: Free
What it does: TripIt helps you organise your travel plans in one place by simply forwarding all your travel confirmation emails to one email address. TripIt then automagically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip, which can be viewed on desktop or mobile and shared with friends and family.
What we like: Just how easy it is.

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Google Translate

Break through language barriers with Google Translate.
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Available on: iTunes and Google Play
Price: Free
What it does: This app allows you to translate 90 languages using your voice, camera, keyboard or handwriting. No internet connection is needed, so you can practice offline while travelling
What we like: The feature that instantly translates printed words using your built-in video camera, in real time (the former ‘WordLens’ app)!

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Currency conversion apps

XE Currency & Travelex.
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Available on: Xe iTunes and Google Play & Travelex iTunes and Google Play
Price: Both free
What it does: Want to know how cheap or expensive that cool souvenir is? Convert every world currency in just a few clicks.
What we like: A real travel essential.

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Wi-Fi finder

Quickly and easily find FREE or paid Wi-Fi when you travel.
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Available on: iTunes and Google Play
Price: Free
What it does: Never worry again about not finding a Wi-Fi internet connection. Wi-Fi Finder will locate free or paid public Wi-Fi hotspots online or offline.
What we like: The simple map view of WiFis around you.

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Spending Tracker

Spending Tracker is a user friendly Personal Finance App.
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Available on: iTunes and Google Play
Price: Free
What it does: This app will help you stick to your budget by tracking your spending. You can even use it for your monthly everyday budget to stay on track to plan your next trip!
What we like: The visual summary reports.

Please note: Virgin Money is not associated in any way with the apps referred to, and while Virgin Money has provided the above list to assist with your travel, we are not responsible, and have no control over the apps or content that may be within them.

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