The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge and irreplaceable impact on the travel and tourism sector. All those who planned Solo-travel this summer had to put their plans on hold. Most countries have put restrictions or completely stopped all kinds of travel to reduce the spread of the infection.
But don’t worry! Use this extra time you have during the home-quarantine to plan that trip for another set of dates. This solo-trip could be a great way to overcome all the stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty these days. However, you got to be careful and only plan on taking the trip when the situation is 100% under control.
To help you out with the planning we provide you with a comprehensive list of all the apps that could be of great help for solo travelers. Whether it’s booking hotels, finding restaurants, or finding a travel buddy-our list covers everything.
Travel safety is the top priority!
- My Safetipin: It is an Indian app that gives a “Safety Score” based on nine parameters such as public transport, people security and tells you the right place to go to. One of the best features is that it will allow you to notify the authorities if you ever get into trouble. I t also has a night mode. The app is currently available in sixteen countries. It is available on both iOS and Android.
- TripWhistle Global: When you are in a foreign nation and are not aware of the local digits this app helps you to call the local authorities in case of an emergency including local police, ambulance, etc. You can even share your location using the app. It is available for free on iOS.
Connecting with other travelers
- SoloTraveller: If you want to save money during your solo-trip then you can use this app to pair up with others for sharing taxis, taking tours, etc. You can find your perfect travel-buddy by using the searching for people using criteria such as age, gender, etc. This is a free app on iOS and Android.
- Backpacker: The “Tinder for Backpackers” is what they call it. You can search for fellow travelers going to the same place. It is partnered with multiple hotels and restaurants which helps you grab discounts and deals. You can even post your reviews of cities and their tourist spots. The app is available for free on iOS and Android.
Love at first bite:
- BonAppetour: When you get tired of all the burgers from the food trucks and just want to have some in-home experience go to this app and find various culinary events such as picnics, barbecues and cooking classes to get yourself some wholesome food. This app is available on iOS.
- Eatwith: When traveling alone if you ever feel like you need some company to wine and dine then use this app. It helps you find locals so you can enjoy some good local cuisine with great company. It provides several dinner parties and other such events organized by local hosts. You can use their filter option based on your dietary restrictions. This app is available on iOS and Android.
Lost in Translation:
Solo-travelers visiting a foreign nation can have a hard time communicating due to language barriers. Some apps that can help you out are:
- Google Translate
- Microsoft Translator
I hope you enjoy your stay with us!
Solo-travellers usually prefer cheaper and more in-home options that help them connect with the local people. You have various apps that help you connect with local hosts such as:
A special mention to this “For Women” app:
This app is an important one as it is exclusively for women. Women solo-travelers can easily find travel partners using this app by entering their travel dates and destination. You can directly message them and plan a trip. It is available on both iOS and Android.
I hope we helped you with your travel itinerary.
Stay Home. Stay Safe!
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