Top Travel Apps to Download in 2019
Planning ahead can be the difference between having a rushed and stressful tour or enjoying your stay in the Holy Land. But thanks to our iPhones and Android phones, many timesaving apps are available to travelers for exactly this purpose. These apps will let you plan before your trip and also help you while you’re in the middle of the ancient biblical streets of Israel. We came up with a list of our top 5 apps to download before you travel!
This free app is the ultimate virtual tour guide. During your free time in Israel Google Trips offers you tour suggestions you can do on your own and it’s fully integrated to Google Maps, so you’ll be able to walk the ancient streets of Jerusalem without getting lost. The app also offers helpful tips on things to do, you can create a list of your favorite sites to visit, find local restaurants and even find tips about emergencies, shopping, currency and Wi-Fi access.
Speak & Translate
This app focuses on speech-to-speech translations. Let’s say you’re trying to order dinner or call the concierge at the hotel, but the person on the other side does not speak English. Tap on the app and start talking, once your done, the app will translate and spit out in Hebrew your request, as simple as that!
If you’re traveling to the Holy Land, roaming rates, mobile data and SMS messages can be expensive. Before your departure date, download WhatsApp and stay in touch with loved ones. WhatsApp offers voice calls, video calls and you can send photos, videos, voice clips in a message.
Show everyone at home how much fun you’re having in Israel! Instagram is the most popular social photo editing app in the market. Take photos from your cellphone, share it with your friends and family. You don’t have to be a pro to take great looking photos. Make sure to use the hashtag #americaisraeltours when you share your photo!
The XE Currency’s app converts pretty much any currency around the world into the local currency. The app is regularly updated with the most recent currency rates. Go crazy at the Mahane Yehuda Market!
PackPoint is a popular app for travelers looking for a complete what-to-pack checklist for their next trip, it’s a time saver! Create a trip profile where you can add details such as length of your trip, destinations, etc. PackPoint generates a checklist with packing, luggage and other essentials based on your destination. The app even updates based on the weather forecast!
The WiFi Map is exactly what the name describes, an app that finds paid and free WiFi spots. If you’re heading to Israel next summer, please make sure your mobile service provider allows for free roaming or we highly suggest to find a WiFi spot from the thousands available throughout the city of Tel Aviv. If you’re concerned you will not be able to connect with your family back in the US, no worries! Download this app, browse by location, by the nearest networks and search through a map.
iTranslate Converse is a fantastic app only available for free and paid in the Apple Appstore. If you’re traveling to Israel, Egypt or any of the other amazing destinations America Israel Tours has to offer, and you’re worried you will not be able to communicate with the locals or even ask for a cheeseburger, this app easily allows you to choose your language and select the language you would like to translate to, allowing you to press the iPhone, speak to the phone and instantly receive a translation spoken by Siri. This app is so popular, it won the 2018 Apple Design Award.
Price: Free and Paid $4.99