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A Look at the Top 20 Travel Apps for 2023

Traveling has never been more convenient, thanks to smartphones and the plethora of travel apps available to help you plan, book, and navigate your next adventure. In today's world, technology and travel go hand in hand, and with the right apps on your phone, you can have everything from trip planning to currency conversion at your fingertips.


To make the most of your travels, it's important to have the right travel apps on your phone. Fortunately, data and research website PYMNTS has compiled a list of the top 20 travel apps based on various factors such as the number of downloads, monthly average users, channel coverage, and user sessions.

Topping the list are three of the most popular travel apps: Airbnb, Booking, and Hopper, all with a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points. These apps are essential for booking accommodations and flights at the best prices. Following closely behind is Vrbo, the second most popular rental property site, with a high score of 95 points. Hotels.com and Skyscanner both tie for the number 3 spot, with a score of 91 points each. These apps are ideal for finding the best deals on accommodations and flights.

Other popular travel apps include Kiwi.com, which has moved up the list from last month with a score of 77 points, and Kayak, the self-proclaimed world's leading travel search engine, which scored 75 points. Tripadvisor, Priority Pass, and FlightAware also made the top 10 list, making them useful for travelers who want to explore different destinations and track their flights.

For those who love the great outdoors, AllTrails, which moved up the list by 5 points, is ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Viator Tours, which connects travelers with excursions, experiences, and day trips, is perfect for travelers who are looking for a more authentic cultural experience.

It's important to note that the list only focuses on travel apps, and there are other essential apps that every traveler should consider. For instance, language translators such as Google Translate, and weather apps like AccuWeather can be helpful, especially if you're visiting a foreign country with different weather conditions.

Technology has revolutionized the way we travel, making it easier, more convenient, and less stressful. With the right travel apps on your phone, your next adventure can be a success. Make sure to download these apps before embarking on your next trip to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips.


Here is the complete list of the top 27 travel apps, according to PYMNTS:

  1. Airbnb

  2. Booking

  3. Hopper

  4. Vrbo

  5. Hotels.com

  6. Skyscanner

  7. Kiwi

  8. Kayak

  9. Tripadvisor

  10. Priority Pass

  11. FlightAware

  12. AllTrails

  13. Hostelworld

  14. Viator Tours

  15. Couchsurfing

  16. Tripit

  17. Roadtrippers

  18. Rome2rio

  19. HotelTonight

  20. TripCase

  21. App In The Air

  22. TimeShifter

  23. iExit Interstate Exit Guide

  24. Wanderu

  25. Loungebuddy

  26. DayUse

  27. Culture Trip

With the right combination of travel apps, your next adventure can be stress-free and enjoyable.


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