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8 apps for business travellers

Are you getting the most out of your business travel?

Business travel can be exhausting and stressful, but it can also facilitate creativity, with one in four business travellers saying they get their best ideas while travelling. Today’s technology can help business travellers travel smarter and easier, giving them more time to foster those brilliant ideas rather than worry about the tedious little things.

Whether you need a hand with learning some basic French on your flight to Paris or sign some important documents that are back in the office, we’ve summarised the top 8 must-have apps for every business traveller.

 

CTM Mobile

Who should use it: Travellers and travel arrangers who want to make bookings on-the-go.

 What does it do: CTM Mobile allows travellers and travel arrangers to book air, hotel and car hire, from their mobile device and within company policy. Watch this space – next release of enhanced features coming late 2017.

 What does it cost: FREE

Download CTM Mobile for iOS here –  Android app coming soon.

 

DocuSign

Who should use it: Travellers who need to complete and/or sign documents while away from the office.

What does it do: DocuSign is an eSignature and digital transaction management platform that allows you to complete and sign documents for free, as well as send documents to others to sign. The app securely stores your documents in the Cloud allowing you to access your documents when and where you need to.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 5 stars

 

Evernote

Who should use it: Travellers who create documents in transit and want to stay organised with minimal effort.

What does it do: Evernote provides you with the tools to stay organised when travelling for business. The app allows you to create and share content such as agendas, memos and presentations – all from your from your mobile device. Evernote can even help you keep track of your travel expenses and act as a portable scanner.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 4 stars

 

Bravolol

Who should use it: International business travellers.

What does it do: Bravolol teaches commonly used phrases and words in over 15 different languages. The app has an in-built “parrot” which helps you to practice your speaking and listening skills. Bravolol works offline too, meaning you can practice even when you don’t have access to an internet connection (e.g. in-flight).

What does it cost: $0 – $19.99

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

 

MyFitnessPal

Who should use it: Travellers who are health conscious and want to practice healthy eating habits while travelling.

What does it do: MyFitnessPal helps keep track of your diet and exercise, with timely reminders, barcode scanner and brand library for quick additions. It then creates a useful overview of your day, week and month.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

 

Parkopedia

Who should use it: Travellers who use a vehicle on their business trips.

What does it do: Parkopedia locates nearby parking and provides you with the fastest route to get there. The app supplies information on parking availability, opening hours, prices and more, plus you can book a spot straight from the app.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 5 stars

 

OpenTable

Who should use it: Travellers who are dining with clients or colleagues during their trip.

What does it do: Explore, book and manage restaurant reservations free and instantly. OpenTable’s app not only helps you find new places to dine, it allows you to coordinate with others by sending invitations straight from the app. Keep track of your bookings by adding reservations straight to your calendar.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

 

Skype for Business

Who should use it: Travellers who need to stay connected while away from the office.

What does it do: The app allows you to send instant messages and make video and voice calls from your smartphone. You can also remotely join scheduled meetings during your trip and coordinate conference calls with up to 10 attendees.

What does it cost: FREE

Customer rating: 4 stars

 

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