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Top 5 Apps for Travel

With the thousands of apps available for smartphones these days, it can be tough to figure out which apps are worth your time. I have compiled my “Top 5 Apps for Travel” and wanted to share them with you, hoping that they will make your next trip a breeze whether traveling for business or pleasure!

1. TripIt
Free, upgrade available -  iPhone, Android, Blackberry
The perfect way to organize your travel, the TripIt app will take all your travel confirmation emails (by your forwarding them) and automatically downloads them into one itinerary for your next trip.  It’s like having your own personal travel assistant organize every travel reservation you make, including airfare, hotels, movie tickets, restaurant reservations and more. It also syncs plans into your calendar for easy sharing. 

 2. Kayak
Free, upgrade available – iPhone, Android
This “People’s Choice Winner” for best Mobile Travel Offering at the 2011 Webby Awards app, allows you to compare flight, hotel, and car rental deals, track flight status, manage trip itineraries, look up baggage fees and more. 

3. OpenTable 
Free - iPhone, Android, Blackberry
Make restaurant reservations at more than 20,000 associated restaurants with OpenTable just by a few clicks on your smartphone. Find nearby restaurants and see real-time table availability, along with menus and reviews. Also, earn points that can be redeemed as dining certificates to use at any OpenTable associated restaurant every time you complete a reservation.   

 4. Translator with Speech, by Sparkling Apps
$1.99 – iPhone
This talking translator allows you to instantly translate spoken or typed text into any of 54 languages. Trying to get somewhere in a cab? Just click, and this app will playback and help you tell that taxi driver where you want to go, as it pronounces the translation for you!

 5. Postagram Postcards
Free – iPhone, Android
Take any photo you have from your phone, and send it as a real postcard to be delivered in a few days. Personalize it with a 140 character message, and it is sent on a thick, glossy photo card with a 3x3 inch perforated pop-out of your photo for just 99 cents.   

And of course, don't forget to bookmark Destination Hotel & Resorts' mobile page to easily book your next trip to Tempe Mission Palms!

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