Summer has arrived! And with it comes preparations for summer vacations, conferences, and business trips. The key to managing it all is preparation and organization. Creating a plan and including checklists for important steps is a must, and thanks to technology, you can access a wide variety of travel and planning apps directly on your cell phone or tablet. Instead of rushing to prepare for your next trip, check out these tech tools recommended by your Professional Organizer in NYC.
TripIt. This is the ultimate app for frequent travelers! All your important confirmation emails from airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and any other booking service will automatically be sent to your account and TripIt will create an itinerary for you. It will include all the important details that you need, including addresses, confirmation numbers, gate numbers, dates and times. You can use the automated service, or if you don’t want to link your accounts, you have the option to forward emails from your inbox to your TripIt account. With the pro version, which is free for the first 30 days, you can get live flight updates so you’ll know if your flights are delayed.
TripAdvisor. Similar to TripIt, this app allows you to organize your itinerary. The bonus to TripAdvisor is that it includes one of the most thorough collections of reviews for hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more. Plus, you can book your hotel stay directly on the site. It includes a forum for asking questions and requesting travel tips from experts and frequent business travelers.
GateGuru. This app allows you to create a flight itinerary by having confirmation emails automatically or manually sent to your GateGuru account. The benefit to GateGuru lies in the extensive library of worldwide airport guides. These guides include information on restaurants, shops, shoe shiners, spas, ATM’s, and even where free wi-fi is located in the airport. You can check on security wait times, flight delays, weather updates for your new destination, reserve a rental car, and it even keeps track of your travel stats. So much info at your fingertips!
RoadTrippers. If you are taking a road trip, this tool is for you. It’s easy to use, you just put in your starting and ending locations, and Roadtrippers maps out a route for you. You can then use it to look up recommendations in the areas you are traveling through for all sorts of restaurants, accommodations, attractions, entertainment, and so much more. They even have preplanned road trips you can use as a guide for your vacation, or just for ideas.
PackingPro. You can enter your travel plans including the number of people traveling together and length of time and this app will then create a packing list for you. It’s customizable so you can add in those specific items that you want or must take and it then allows you to share the list with your travel partners.
No matter if you are traveling for business or for pleasure this summer, you can stay organized while planning with these tech tools. When you need hands on organizing strategies and time management tips this summer, reach out to this Professional Organizer in NYC.