From banking and food service to transportation and entertainment, mobile apps have become an integral part of our everyday life. Travel and tourism is no exception either. In fact, mobile apps have made it easy for both business and leisure travellers to have a productive journey.
From booking air tickets and accommodation to getting good travel deals and finding travel managers, mobile travel apps have made travelling stress-free by serving every travel options on a platter for tourists and travellers. Thousands of travel companies have their own travel applications to set the right itinerary for travellers. They also offer discounts to promote tourism.
The usage of mobile travel apps will increase by time and continue to evolve in the coming years. Especially in the most trending travel sector, Solo tourism. No matter how many times you have ventured alone into an unknown land; setting off into a new world is always a little intimidating. From helping solo travellers to find the best restaurants to connecting them with like-minded wanderers, technology, as always, is here to aid solo travellers.
Here are top mobile travel apps for solo travellers, that is sure to aid you in a liberating and life-changing experience of your life.
We all know the dating app, Tinder; Going by the same functionality, Backpackr also offers a portal to connect with people. However, Backpackr is not a dating app, rather a mobile travel application for like-minded solo wanderers who are headed to the same destination. If you find a match on this app, you can exchange texts and arrange to meet up at the destination. Besides this, you can also earn bonus points which can be redeemed at popular pubs, bars, hostels and hotels.
One of the hardest tasks for a solo traveller is to find the best culinary experience a destination has to offer. And ChefsFeed app will suggest you best restaurants and pubs so that you can indulge in food like a king. ChefsFeed was developed to promote Chefs, Sommeliers, and bartender. However, young solo travellers have made this app their own.
This mobile travel app helps you to meet like-minded residents of the destination you are travelling to. You can rub shoulders with the locals, and also explore the city with them if it is mutual. They can show you around, and you can have a gala time with the locals.
Mend is more an ASMR app, that is meant to aid singles who are going through a break-up. It helps them recover from the trauma through audio training provided by professional health experts. It also offers travel guides and recommends the best places to visit.
What is a better way there to get to know new locals than crashing at their pad? The Couchsurfing app lets solo travellers find an ideal place to stay. It offers filters such as gender, age range, and mutual friends. So, users can view references for potential hosts.
A social network for travellers, Travello uses your travel interests to match you with other nomads flying solo. It's designed for a broad range of travellers, including urban tourists, backpackers, and gap-year adventurers.
Exclusively for women (of all ages), Tourlina helps women find travel companions. Just add your destination and travel dates, and the app will show you potential traveller partners, who you can then exchange texts with, and plan a trip together
Just because you're travelling solo doesn't mean you have to indulge in food & beverages alone. Connecting more than 130 countries, this mobile travel app will ensure a solo traveller enjoys a palatable local authentic meal at the destination. From food tours to dinner parties to cooking classes, Eatwith app has a variety of food events that will let you wine and dine with local hosts. The app users can filter food experiences concerning dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, and Kosher meals.
An alternative to Eatwith, BonAppetour helps travellers have great food experiences through in-home meals such as dinner parties, cooking classes, barbecues, and picnics.
It is one of the most used and widely trusted travel apps in the world for solo wanderers. It lets you make new friends on your trip by connecting you with other solo travellers in your city in real-time. It also assists you in saving money by pairing you with other like-minded solo travellers. You can find a travel mate closeby by using filters based on age, gender, and interests.