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With the advent of social media, more and more people are turning to their mobile phones and devices as sources of companionship especially when on a trip. Trying to find your bearings, avoid a delay or just searching for a last minute deal, your smartphone has likely become your solution provider. To save you from wasting precious gigabytes of space on hundreds of apps that you probably may never use, here’s our Top 6 list of travel apps that have been tried and trusted over the years. To download any of the apps, please click on the link or search on the app world for your device.

GateGuru (Free)

Turn your next airport layover from dreaded to delightful with GateGuru, your guide to the coolest places to hang, eat and shop at terminals worldwide.
Wikihood (Free)

Become a walking encyclopedia on your next adventure with Wikihood, the mobile app that tells you the most important, most interesting information in a given location. From the history of a local landmark to cultural facts, to tidbits about famous people who were important to the area, you’ll never have to waste money on a personal tour guide again!
Award Wallet – Manage Loyalty Cards (iPad)


As a frequent flier, it is quite normal to own several loyalty cards from airlines, hotels and even places where you rent your cars. It’s easy to lose track of the points you earn over a period of time and this is where this app comes in. It maintains and notifies you of all the points that you earn. You will also receive emails when the date so you can use up the royalty point as desired.

Wakanow Travel App (Blackberry)


The FREE Wakanow.com app lets you do the following:
• Find and book all international and domestic airlines in Nigeria on the go.
• Find and book over 45000 domestic and international hotels on the go.
• Receive airline and hotel promos instantly.
• Manage your account or book as a guest user.
• Pay in Naira at any bank or with Wakanow credit for all bookings.
• Book and “Pay at Hotel” option for domestic hotels.

Skyfire (iPad)


This is one app everyone loves to have. It has a catchy feature called Hot Swap. Using this feature, several users can design their own personal accounts. They will be able to surf through their emails and stay connected with people on social networks.

If you are not travelling alone, you can use a single iPad along with several other users. The good thing about this application is that you don’t have to go through the tedious process of logging in and logging out every time. It’s a nice way to make friends.

BlackBerry Travel


The BlackBerry® Travel™ app makes it easy to plan, book, manage, and share your travel activities. Find a deal on hotel and car rental options, or arrange for limo service to and from the airport. Get quick notifications if your flight’s delayed or cancelled, and find a new flight right away. No matter where you do your booking, the automatic trip scanning feature can pull your trip details into the app, so you don’t have to.
It is also BBM-connected, allowing you to share your travel plans and flight changes directly with select BBM contacts or your entire BBM community.

Bon Voyage!

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