5 Best Apps for Business Travel

Travelling to a new place is stressful enough without the additional pressure of doing business there. You need to be able to do everything with the least amount of effort and usually in a limited amount of time. For that, you will need all the help you can get, and nowadays, mobile apps are there to save you. We have chosen 5 apps we consider the most useful for any business traveler.

Field Trip

Field Trip serves as a map but also provides info and recommendations on where to go and what to do based on your current location. It just follows you along and notifications pop up as you go so you can’t miss a thing. It has databases in a lot of categories like historical sites, architecture, bars, restaurants and so on, and you can choose your preferences regarding the type of notifications you get.

Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: Free


GateGuru is what every business traveler needs, and that is an app that keeps all flight itineraries in one place, all sorted out and organized. If there happen to be any changes to your flight, gate numbers or gate times, you get prompt notifications and you basically can’t miss your flight as long as you have this app with you.

An additional advantage is that is gives you airport layouts so you always know what is available at the airport you are at, from shops, restaurants, bars, ATMs and various services.

It gives detailed gate-by-gate listings and is your best friend when you are at airports.

Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: Free


While travelling for business, keeping track of your expenses can get a little complicated with all the paper receipts, but now there are great travel expense management apps that let you stay on top of your finances as you go along.

One such app is Trippeo, which tracks all your expenses and incomes, payee and payment info, repeating transactions, commonly used expenses and it even allows you to automate a regularly recurring expense. It also has photo storing options and supports multiple accounts.

Platforms: iOS
Price: Free for a single user, paid for multiple users


Nothing can be more important than having a good and preferably cheap call service while you are travelling as you probably need to keep in touch with some people, be it for business or private calls. An excellent app for this is Viber, which is a new competitor to Skype.

Viber lets you call and text other Viber users for free, provided you have an internet connection. Since free Wi-Fi is easily accessible nowadays from most hotels, cafes, bars and even public places likes parks and squares, you will be able to make calls for free to anywhere in the world. It even lets you use your existing mobile number.

Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: Free


Most business people need to stay in touch with their team while travelling and Asana makes it really easy and simple. It works without endless emails keeping all conversations and tasks organized in one place. Tasks can be managed, deadline progress is tracked, images, links and files can be added in unlimited amounts and a team of up to 15 people can be included. All this is for free.

Platforms: iOS, Android
Price: Free

The number of phone apps is quickly growing and your options are endless, but we are sure that using these 5 apps you will be safe from some common dangers of travelling for business, like not knowing your surroundings well, not being able to find a good place to eat, getting lost, or god forbid, being late for your meetings. With these apps you can enjoy your trip without any stress, shine at your meetings and make fond memories along the way.

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