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Six Great iPhone Travel Apps

Lately, clients have been asking for good travel apps so I thought I would share a few favorites for the iPhone:

  1. oMaps: Now you no longer need to be online to access the maps you need. oMaps lets you save maps and then access them even without an Internet connection.
  2. Foodspotting: Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Launched in 2010, it’s the first and leading app for finding and rating dishes, not just restaurants.
  3. FlightTrack: See flight details on beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info, delays and gate numbers at a glance. Full international coverage means you can track all your flights worldwide. They’ll even update you on cancellations and help you find an alternate flight.
  4. Pano: Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, with no expensive desktop software necessary.
  5. XE Currency: Convert every world currency on-the-go. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn’t.
  6. GateGuru: The application allows you to receive real-time flight status information (including push notifications), view your TripIt and KAYAK itineraries, view/post airport security wait times, and see a structured list of airport food, shops and services.
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Great Travel Apps

With so many travel apps coming to the marketplace, I wanted to recommend a couple of my favorites:
TripIt: Fight updates, gate information, database for frequent traveler programs… and by signing up through Christopherson Business Travel, you’ll get a reduction in price!
All Subway HD: This site is great for international travel. It lists detailed maps of many of the underground systems.
Boingo: Service provider app which enables unlimited wi-fi at selected airports, hotels and other venues (more than 200,000 worldwide).
Gate Guru: Great for long layovers (when you’re stuck with weather delays). Gives detailed maps of where to find the best restaurants, stores and services in your airport terminal.
Seat Guru: Recommends the best seats based on your flight’s specific aircraft (you don’t want to be stuck by the lavatory on an nine hour flight across the pond – I promise).