The 10 best travel apps
1. Travel Zoo
Get the inside track on all the latest travel deals with Travel Zoo, which checks out the best reductions, then gives you a "top 20" list. A great way to discover off-beat events.
2. Currency Exchange
69p, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Don't fuss around trying to figure out if you've been short-changed. This app tracks currency changes around the world in real time. Useful if you're on a budget.
Free, iPhone, Android
Kayak is so simple to use: you enter your starting point, destination and dates and Kayak will search airlines, local and international, to find the cheapest possible option.
4. Lonely Planet City Guides
£3.99, Android, iPhone, Nokia
The Lonely Planet apps offer 125 easy-to-use city guides, which include expertly chosen sights and attractions, and city maps that work when your phone is offline.
5. Off Exploring
If you're off on a long trip, you'll want to let everyone know what you're up to. This app allows youto type up a blog post, add a location and photographs.
6. Lonely Planet Phrase Book
£5.99, Android, iPhone, Nokia
Forget about buying weighty phrase books, download the Lonely Planet's superb app instead. The interface "speaks" phrases and also displays them phonetically.
7. Cool Places
This series of 30 apps focuses on one specific area. Just download a city app and you get expert-picked highlights split into "see & do", "eat & drink" and "sleep".
8. Weather Pro
£2.49, Android, Nokia, iPhone, Blackberry
Some weather apps are not much use if you're off the beaten track. Weather Pro gives forecasts for everywhere from Tring to Taipei.
9. Trip Advisor
Free, Android, iPhone, Nokia
Although it's taken a knocking in recent months, Trip Advisor remains the must-have app for user-generated reviews of hotels and tourist attractions.
Free, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone
You can use this app to book hotels, flights and car hire. Then simply forward the confirmation details to the app and it creates a detailed itinerary.
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