What all you need to put in a travel app to make it a winner?

What to put in an awesome travel app?

There are hundreds of travel apps on Android and iOS, and the number of increasing day by day. It is estimated that travelers spend more than 35% of their mobile time on travel apps to plan their next vacation. Travel apps are of great importance as they make the journey much easier. More than 45% of travel bookings are made through travel apps. There is a need for quality apps as the number of people using travel apps is increasing drastically.

Travelers want their mobile devices to take care of everything. Whether it is booking tickets or finding restaurants nearby, traveler want things to happen directly from their devices. Travelling is not an easy task, unless there is someone with us who knows everything. Today, smartphones are considered as the best travel companions that know everything.

With so many travel apps on the store, it is not an easy job to build an app that stands on the top of the list. Not all travel apps on app store are successful and there are many travel apps that are not even noticed by people. If you want your travel app to stand out of other apps, you should consider making it unique. There are a number of factors to consider while building a travel app.

1. User friendly

If you go through some of the reputed travel apps like AirBnB, you will understand how easy they are to use. Travel app should make it easy to find what you are looking for in the app. Whether it is finding best hotels or booking tickets, the travel app should make it really easy to enter the mandatory information.

2. Communication

The travel app should be able to communicate with the customers from the beginning to guide through different processes. Moreover, it should allow the customer to reach out with reviews, questions, suggestions and concerns directly at their convenience. You will get invaluable customer insight by incorporating in-app communication.

3. Reviews, discounts and promotional offers

If you want to increase conversion rates, you should include discounts and promotional offers in your app. They not only increase conversions, but retain a large amount of customer base. Offers and coupons should be easy to track and quick to implement, as it helps to drive loyal customers.

As per experienced app developers social media integration is another other that enhances the user experience. Allow users to connect through their social media accounts to save deals. It also helps in simplifying the data and help users to fill the basic details automatically before placing the order.

What goes in creating a great travel app?

4. Highly secured payment gateway

Online payments are preferred over COD as they are highly reliable and penetrated deeply into the market. Integrating a faster and reliable third party payment gateway into the travel app will help the transaction run smoothly. The number of abandoned transactions can be reduced to a great extent, which will eventually increase the transaction success rate.

5. Language translation & currency conversion

Similarly, currency conversion is one of the biggest problems for those who travel different countries. If you want to complete the travel app with all the essential features, it is must to include currency convertor. Your customer should not leave your app just because he/she want to know the exact currency exchange rate.

6. Geo location

The travel app should solve all the purposes and should not compel users to install some random app, just for the sake of finding routes. In other words, design the travel app in such a way that the travel don’t even think of closing the app.

Besides the above, there are a few features to add such as — weather forecast, user reviews, emergency numbers, itinerary creator, in-app cab booking facility, intelligent booking system etc that make traveling easy. Give the customers a comfortable search tool to find required information such as — popular sports, nearby hotels, big events in the city and other things.


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