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5 Apps that Make Business Travel a Breeze

5 Apps that Make Business Travel a Breeze

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Your bags are packed, your accommodations are booked, and you’re ready to take off. So why is your tummy tied in knots? Chances are that it’s because you’re traveling for business. Booking.com research released in April 2016 reports that business travelers experience significantly higher levels of stress than leisure travelers. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be this way! Simply load these five apps onto your mobile device to help make your next business trip a breeze.

TripIt: Organize Business Travel

Keep all the information you need for your next business trip in one place with TripIt. This clever app keeps track of your travel schedules, hotel bookings, meeting details, and much more. Simply forward your confirmation emails to the app and let it do the rest. All the information you need is available at a glance, perfect for when you’re on the go.

TripIt is available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry devices. Get the free version, or get a Pro subscription for $49 a year.

Skype: Stay in Touch With Business Contacts

5 Apps that Make Business Travel a Breeze

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While you’re away, you’ll need to communicate with business contacts in your travel location as well as with colleagues back home. Skype is one of the best apps for doing this, for many reasons. It uses Wi-Fi to make text and video calls, so it can be much cheaper than using your mobile plan, especially when traveling abroad. Many hotels, cafes, and even some business jet charter services offer complimentary Wi-Fi, so you can often stay in touch for free. Skype’s address book also makes managing those contacts easy.

Download Skype for free for Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry devices.

Yelp: Get Insider Knowledge

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Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have a local tour guide when we travel, but Yelp may be the next best thing. This social app offers ratings and reviews of local services posted by other customers. Note them, and you’ll never get stuck in another dive hotel or book the wrong restaurant for a business luncheon again! The Yelp app features reviews from locations across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Yelp is free to download for Android, iOS, and Windows devices.

Google Translate: Overcome Language Barrier

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More than a quarter of American businesspeople fear a language barrier when traveling professionally. You can overcome this with Google Translate, which translates spoken words as well as photographed text, such as the print on road signs. With 40 languages, it’s ideal for world travelers.

Google Translate is free for Android and iOS devices.

Expensify: Manage Travel Expenses

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Expensify takes the hassle out of keeping track of your expenses while you’re away. Photograph and categorize your receipts for easy access later. Expensify can also generate expense reports and export your details to your favorite accounting software.

Expensify is free for individual users; subscriptions start from $5 a month. It’s available for Android and iOS devices.

With these mobile apps as your travel companions, business trips don’t need to send you into a lather of sweat any longer.

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