It’s 2018, and if we’re looking for a fast and effective way to get something done, we have a special millennial saying that almost always applies. It goes, “there’s an app for that.”

Uber and Grab take us out, Google Maps leads the way, Airbnb gives us a home, and SkyScanner gets us the best deals on our flights. Travel apps are very much a thing, and with the rise of digital media and sharing economies, they’re drastically changing not just the ways in which we travel but how we travel, too.

We’ve put together a list of a few less mainstream travel apps (because if you’re savvy like us, you probably already live on all of the above) to colour your home screen as specialty travel essentials. From pulling out your suitcase and deciding what to pack to finally falling asleep on your soft hotel bed, these travel apps have got you covered within just a few swipes. Prepare your bookmarks – if you’re an avid globetrotter, you’ll need these.

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