Travelling for business? These iPhone apps will be of great help

Traveling for business is not a new thing. With businesses reaching out to the global market at a faster pace, business travel has swelled up twice its size during the last decade. More and more people are doing the rounds of national & international business trips. While doing so is necessary, it shouldn’t be hectic, pocket-heavy, and cumbersome. Global business travel costs are expected to reach $1.7 trillion by the year 2022.

Many phone apps help you make business travel nothing but a pleasant experience. Using the high-end technologies, these apps help you do anything and everything starting from booking a cost-effective flight to being in touch with the work back home. Here is our list of best iPhone apps that every business traveler should download for hitting the road.

For hassle-free packing and unpacking – DUFL

If you travel very often and spend two nights packing and unpacking, then DUFL is the first thing that you should download on your iPhone.

By creating a virtual travel closet for you, it eliminates the need to carry a heavy suitcase each time you travel for business. You need to provide details like when you are traveling, in which hotel you are staying, what types of clothing you require, and your meticulously packed suitcase will be in your hotel room before you reach there.

Once you are leaving the place, just schedule the pick-up. Apart from clothes, you can add other travel essentials like toiletries on-request using the DUFL. Sounds great, right?

Why did we love it?

It gives you freedom from packing and unpacking the suitcase each time you travel, which is great.

For great communication – Google Translation app for iPhone

So, you have landed a place where a foreign language dominates English. In that case, understanding some of the key signboards and communicating with the locals can be a migraine. Don’t worry. Google comes for your help with its free Google Translate app for the iPhone. It may not be on par with the physical translator. But it does the commendable job of making you familiar with the key local language terms. With more than 100 language translation capabilities, it ensures you never feel like an outsider in any part of the world.

Why did we love it?

It integrates seamlessly with your microphone and translates as you speak. It’s really quick.

For staying always connected – CallHippo

Traveling for new business opportunities doesn’t mean you should neglect the business back home. One of the major concerns for any business traveler is to stay connected with the business/people back home as international roaming costs you a fortune.

Making international calls using your existing phone number is not always possible. If you are crossing the border, then your service provider will fail to follow you there. In that case, using an international calling app called CallHippo is the best bet.

The app works as a virtual phone system that gets connected with any of the public/private Wi-Fi connections or mobile data and keeps you connected with the rest of the world. This app allows you to make calls using a virtual number.

The international calling app is feature-rich to enable  you to do more than making/receiving calls. You can share documents, check business emails/voicemail, can be a part of an important business meeting arranged at the home office, and can access any of the business data at any point in time.

You can also use the international phone number used in the app as the second business phone line and have a local presence for your global business.

Why did we love it?

Its impeccable performance and features ensure you are in touch with your back home associates without even digging a hole in your pocket. It is one of the cheapest ways to communicate and stay connected while traveling.

For finding the best accommodation – Hotel Tonight

After a long travel and business meeting, you need a sound sleep in a hotel room. But, who has the time to find out the best match in the best pricing while an important business meeting is in  mind?

Well, handover this job to Hotel Tonight.

This free app can find the best hotel in America, Europe, and Australia, even when there is a time crunch. It is the best thing that every last-minute accommodation seeker could ever ask for. 

Why did we love it? 

Last-minute hotel booking that too on multiple continents was never as easy as it has made it.  

For best-priced flights – Skyscanner

Booking flights is another headache for every business traveler. Skyscanner compares airfare for different airlines and helps you fetch the best deal. 

Why did we love it? 

It ensures that your last-minute business travel shouldn’t be pocket heavy. 

Traveling for business is the need of the hour, and you can’t turn a blind eye towards it despite how tactic and cumbersome it is. Well, thanks to technology, we have many mobile apps available for free or at a nominal charge that makes business travel less hectic and more pleasant. So, download them today.

Heron Nelson

Heron is a business blogger with a focus on personal finance and wealth management. With over 7 years of experience writing about financial topics, Heron has established herself as a trusted voice in the personal finance space. She has a deep understanding of financial concepts and strategies, and is able to explain them in a relatable and actionable way for her readers.