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25 useful business travel apps for HR

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The modern business traveller doesn't have to rely on flight numbers written on bits of paper or printing out maps as there are lots of apps to help make a trip go smoothly. With our sister communities BusinessZone and AccountingWEB, we asked our social media followers for their business travel app recommendations. We've also suggested a few of our own.

TripIt allows you to organise travel plans in one place. Forward travel confirmation emails and the app creates a daily itinerary for your trip.

@BusinessZone @TripIt Pro is a lifesaver! Lets me know of flight changes before the boards are even updated! Biz traveller’s best friend 🙂

— Kasey R. Bayne (@kaseybayne) April 22, 2014

Also recommended by @RCheesley

A similar service to TripIt is provided by Travelport View Trip.

@Dan_Martin @BusinessZone View Trip from @Travelport Everything about trip – delays, traffic incedents near airport, weather, alt flights

— Michael Evans (@bpimichael) April 24, 2014

Citymapper is a map app that provides rail, underground and bus options, as well as walking and cycling routes, hire-bike availability and weather forecasts. It is currently available in New York, Paris, London and Berlin. 

Looking forward to @HRZone 's list of business travel apps. I use @Citymapper every time I'm in London. Great app. https://t.co/4X8ICTDkQA

— Ross Henderson (@R_H_H_R) April 22, 2014

Also recommended by @RichardYoung and @AngusLM
 
Other hotel apps are available including Room 77 suggested by @Emma_Fryer as well as LateRoomsHotels.comHotel Tonight and Booking.com.
 
Surfeasy allows travellers to encrypt internet traffic on smartphones, laptops and tablets to protect online privacy. Perfectly useful when using public wifi hotspots.

@BusinessZone I suggest the http://t.co/p5Ax1z5Bei app – it lets you use public wifi safely when travelling

— James McBrearty (@taxhelpukcom) April 22, 2014

If you need to access your work files on the move, Dropbox is one way to do it. Alternatives are Google Drive and Box.

Remember the time when you had to stand on the side of the road trying to flag down a cab? Not any more. The taxi and minicab app market has exploded over recent years. They include Hailo for black cabs in London, Uber in London, Manchester and worldwide,Kabee for minicabs in London, Minicabster for minicabs in London, Birmingham, Croydon and Manchester and Tapsi for taxis in Bristol.

If you're doing the driving yourself, the AA Breakdown and Traffic and RAC Mobile Traffic apps provide live traffic updates.

There are many sat-nav applications on the market including Tom TomGoogle Maps, and Navfree.

For searching for cheap flights, Skyscanner is a popular choice.

@BusinessZone Skyscanner is a must.

— Michelle Smith (@ValueAddBiz) April 24, 2014

Other options are FareCompare and Kayak.

Did we miss your favourite apps off the list? Post your recommendations below.

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