Apps to help you survive holiday travel

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Heading to the airport this Christmas or hitting the roads? This time of year can be a busy time for travelers. Luckily, some of the latest apps can help us cope with traffic jams, flight delays and save us time and money.

Dodge traffic jams and find the quickest route: Waze

Waze is a community based traffic and navigation app. Use it to avoid traffic jams and get real-time alerts from other drivers around about potential road problems ahead.

Keep your travels organized: TripCase

TripCase helps travelers stay organized by keeping all their travel plans stored in one place. This app also enables users to share updates with friends and family and save favorite places for future reference.

Find great deals on flights: Hopper

InsureMyTrip talks about our friends at Hopper a lot. The reason? Their app can help travelers save a bundle on flights. Use the app for push alerts. So, when a ticket price drops to your preferred destinations, you’ll get an instant heads up.

Compare vacation packages: Kayak

For those looking for last-minute trip bargains, Kayak is a great resource. The app enables users to scan vacation packages, compare the benefits and buy.

Finding accommodations: Airbnb

While on the go, you may need a last-minute place to stay? The Airbnb app shows what options are available in the city you are visiting and gives you the option to book right from your smartphone.

Do you have a great travel app? Sound off in the comments below.

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