The fact that both you and your parents now plan your trips by Internet is an unequivocal sympton that this practice has become fully institutionalized. Hence the ever-increasing number of services that aim to automate the all the research when it comes to visiting new places. These are some of the many apps that you can use to plan your holidays on your smartphone.

Minube

If what you’re looking for is somewhere to find loads of reviews, Minube is the best option. This successful trip-planning app offers an immense platform where you can program both your trip itinerary and your accommodation, as it integrates a comprehension search system for hotel discounts and reservations from the app itself. Among its tools is the option to discover trip ideas based on a series of search patterns.

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Gogobot

Clarity, precision, and style. Just by specifying your location (or auto-locating it using your device’s GPS), Gogobot will display a start page where you can access several main sections, with its database divided into places of accommodation, hotels, and entertainment/leisure. You can also consult the weather information, most frequently visited destinations, highest-rated attractions, and user reviews.

TouristEye

Both this site and its app offer a much friendlier and more ‘human’ point of view than the others. On TouristEye you don’t search for particular places, but rather experiences to live in the places that interest you. Its enormous user community uploads their own “experience packages” where they list concrete things to do, with options to view all the info about the place you’re visiting either sequentially or on an area map.

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Yelp

Yelp rather neglects the business of having a sexy interface in favor of offering a comprehensive database where you can read reviews, view photos, and find the location of the establishment in question. You can mark places as your favorites, check in on Foursquare, interact with other users, and add your own establishments. If what you’re looking for is a simple and direct tool, you’ll find it in Yelp.

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