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Your smartphone doesn't just help you organise your daily activities; it's a device that can help make planning your holiday fun.

From on-the-go-research and finding affordable accommodation to picking the best sightseeing spots and managing flight bookings, the right apps can make travel fabulous.

Here is First Car Rental's guide to the top 10 travel apps.


1. First Car Rental Booking App

First Car Rental Booking App

The First Car Rental App makes car hire easy on the go. The app does not replace First Car Rental's website, but rather offers a convenient solution for people on the move.

The First Car Rental Booking App is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



2. TripCase

TripCase

TripCase gives travellers a single place to easily manage all the details of a trip, organising all their trip details and travel plans into one streamlined itinerary.

The app allows travellers to keep track of flight times, hotel addresses, meetings, transportation, and more. Users can also share their trip updates with friends and family, receive notifications on flight changes, map their itinerary items and get directions.

TripCase is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



3. Skyscanner

Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a leading global travel app that searches for the best deals on flights, hotels and car hire. The app offers rate comparisons, sends price alerts, and allows users to earn frequent flyer points.

The 'top deals' feature allows users to discover the best flight deals to popular travel destinations.

Skyscanner is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



4. Google Maps

Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the world's most popular geolocation apps, which conveniently comes preloaded on most smartphones. This free app has accurate maps of 220 countries and territories, making it ideal for wherever you travel in the world.

App features include voice-guided navigation, real-time GPS navigation, and traffic and transit information.

Google Maps is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



5. Accuweather

Accuweather

Weatherproof your travels with the AccuWeather app. The app gives you accurate weather forecasts, real-time alerts and severe weather warnings are available on-demand so you can plan your day's activities more efficiently.

Come wind, rain or sunshine, you can stay one step ahead with AccuWeather's weather radar.

Accuweather is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



6. PackPoint

PackPoint

PackPoint is a free travel packing list organiser and packing planner for serious travel 'pros'.

After creating a user profile, which must including your destination, length of stay and purpose of travel, PackPoint creates a customised packing checklist that takes into account whether you're travelling for business or leisure, the predicted weather at your destination, and any activities planned.

PackPoint is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



7. Waze

Waze

Stay in the know with what's happening on the road with Waze. Also a navigation app, Waze is a community-driven app which provides information about traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more all in real-time.

The app features include instant route changes to avoid traffic, voice-guided navigation, alerts and traffic-based ETA.

Waze is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



8. FLIO

FLIO

With relevant content to over 3000 airports, FLIO offers an incomparable airport experience.

Voted as one of "The Best Travel Apps of 2018", the global airport app offers a wide array of information about airports, including: Wi-Fi networks, services offered, lounges available, transport options, real-time flight tracking, restaurants, cafes and shops, as well as interactive airport maps for better orientation.

FLIO is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



9. Airbnb

Airbnb

The Airbnb app offers over 4 million holiday home rentals across 191 countries, be it a local home, apartment, or truly unique options such as boats, treehouses, and trailers.

The app's 'Trips' feature offers popular destinations and local experiences led by native guides. Users are also able to save their favourite rental homes, experiences and destinations, as well as create their own travel itinerary.

Airbnb is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



10. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor provides information on hotels, restaurants and popular travel destinations, with in-depth reviews and photos uploaded by other users, helping you make informed travel decisions based on 'real' experiences from millions of fellow globe-trotters.

The app also allows users to save and organise their favourite travel ideas, search and book tours, compare airfares and upload their own photos and reviews.

TripAdvisor is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Cost: Free



These handy travel apps are sure to make your next vacation convenient and lots more fun. With First Car Rental's handy car rental app you can book car rental to your next getaway with ease.

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