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A Skillful Departure: Best Travel Apps

Dec 06, 2018

Traveling for work can present a lot of challenges. Where should I eat? What is five dollars in yen? Should I pack a jacket? How do I say “thank you” in Swedish? What’s the best way to have a conference call with my home office? Well we asked friends of MPW what apps they use to make their travels easier and here were some of their favorites!


MOBILEDAY

Goodbye meeting stress. Hello MobileDay's free one-touch conference call dialing app. No more complex dial-in sequences, PINs or passcodes. Instead, you'll glide into your next online meeting with just one touch. MobileDay is the most reliable conference call and online meeting app available. You know that you will get on the call, on time, as MobileDay systematically checks call numbers to validate each dial-in number ahead of time.

OPENTABLE

Discover great dining experiences and make free restaurant reservations at more than 43,000 restaurants around the world. The perfect travel app to dine like a local, find restaurants by location, cuisine and more plus get personalized recommendations based on your preferences. View photos, menus and reviews to guide your picks. Every time you book and dine, you’ll earn rewards for future meals.
SEATGURU

Whether you're at the airport or on the go, SeatGuru is the must-have travel companion for anyone who flies. The SeatGuru app lets you access over 1,100 seat maps from approximately 140 airlines. It features advice and insights drawn from tens of thousands of passenger reviews, so you can always find the best possible seat for your flight.
XE CURRENCY

All the world’s currencies at your fingertips! This free edition of the XE Currency Converter App not only provides live exchange rates and charts, you can also set an XE Rate Alert to monitor your favorite currencies for immediate notification.
TRAVELSMART

Be prepared for travel emergencies.
Get help fast — with the TravelSmartTM app from Allianz Global Assistance. TravelSmartTM is your trusted global companion, making it easy to manage your Allianz Travel Insurance policy, check your flight status in real time, locate emergency services and medical providers abroad, contact our assistance center, and more. You don’t have to be an Allianz Global Assistance policyholder to use the TravelSmartTM app.
OANDA

Download the award-winning OANDA trading platform on your mobile device to revolutionize your trading experience. Designed for new and professional traders, the OANDA trading app provides fast and easy access to global markets to trade more than 120 instruments, including currency pairs, precious metals, and CFDs for global markets, indices, commodities, and bonds, as available in your region.
DARK SKY

Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back. (Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.)

WHATSAPP

WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, and Voice Messages
GOOGLE TRANSLATE

• Text translation: Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Offline: Translate with no internet connection (59 languages)
• Instant camera translation: Translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages)
• Photos: Take or import photos for higher quality translations (37 languages)
• Conversations: Translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages)
• Handwriting: Draw text characters instead of typing (93 languages)
• Phrasebook: Star and save translated words and phrases for future reference (all languages

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