We’ve rounded up the best apps for a tech-savvy traveller. With the help of these iPhone and Android apps, you’ll never have to worry about booking a last-minute room in Paris, when your next layer of sunscreen needs to be applied or how to find the closest vegan restaurant.

1. Skyscanner

Skyscanner helps users save time and money by searching millions of flights from airlines across the globe to find the right one at the cheapest price. What’s more, the app lets you chart prices across a week or a month, and even has an ‘everywhere search’ for those who want to get away but are in need of some destination inspiration. The sky really is the limit. Available for Android and iPhone, free

2. Citymapper

A travel saviour, simply enter your destination into the app and it will provide a range of possible routes, organised in terms of speed or transport preference. Providing up-to-date information for six cities around the globe, including London, Paris and New York, Citymapper is the ultimate in public transport navigation. If that wasn’t enough, Citymapper recently teamed up with taxi app Hailo, giving you even more choice when planning your travel route. Available for Android and iPhone, free

3. Travel Safe

Safety is important wherever you go and Travel Safe ensures you are only a tap away from any crucial emergency numbers. The app detects your location, bringing up accurate information for any emergency, whether it is medical, motor or anything in-between. What’s more, it helps you to notify family and friends instantly by sending a pre-built message to ensure you get help faster than ever. Available for Android, free, and iPhone, £0.69

4. AroundMe

AroundMe is the go-to app for discovering everything you need to know about your surroundings. The app quickly identifies your location and lets you search by category – such as hotel, hospital or supermarket – to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Available for Android and iPhone, free

5. BlaBlaCar

This is an app for a trusted community marketplace which connects drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride. Wallet and environmentally friendly? Yes, please. Available for Android and iPhone, free

6. Sleep Sounds HQ

For those who struggle to sleep when travelling, Sleep Sounds HQ has the answer. With over 600 high-quality recordings from around the world, fall asleep to the lull of ocean waves, a warm crackling fire, or even the drone of a highway. Whatever your preference, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep and wake up feeling energised. Available for iPhone, £1.49

7. Hotel Tonight

Did your apartment reservation fall through? You never quite know what is going to happen with your travel bookings, so arm yourself against adversity with this helpful app. It searches for empty hotel rooms in your area so you never need to worry about where you’ll lay your head. Available for Android and iPhone, free

8. Pana

Organise your travel plans in just one easy application. It will send you trip alerts such as updates on flight delays, gate changes and other important travel announcements. It even automatically checks you in for your flight and delivers your boarding pass to your phone, all by connecting to your email inbox to piece together travel confirmation and bookings – including flights, hotels and Airbnb. Genius. Available for Android and iPhone, free

9. HappyCow

Search HappyCow listings to find a local restaurant or café anywhere in the world – you can filter by location, vegan, vegetarian, health food stores, and more, so even the fussiest eaters can find something they fancy. Available for Android and iPhone, £2.99

10. Airbnb

Whether you’re planning a trip away or simply nosing through for some home interiors inspiration, Airbnb is the best app to look for accommodation on the go. Also check out their new ‘experiences’ feature where you can do activities including skiing, surfing, cookery lessons or pottery classes, all brought to you by in-the-know local guides. Available for Android and iPhone, free

11. Word Lens

Using your smartphone’s camera, Word Lens scans and identifies any foreign text you take a photo of, such as a sign or menu, and then instantly translates the words into your language of choice. Ta da. Available for Android and iPhone, free

12. XE Currency

Figure out exchange rates easily before or during your travels with XE Currency. Providing live rates for every world currency, the app also works offline, making it simple to calculate prices through the convertor wherever you are. Available for Android and iPhone, free

13. Btrfly

A dating app for people in the airport. You can chat and meet up with people travelling on the same flight – or someone just passing through the same airport. Create your own profile, then simply check-in with your flight number to see who else is heading your way, browse traveller profiles, request connections and share your travel experiences. Available for Android and iPhone, £2.99

14. Mobile Passport

This app let’s you speed through customs and border protection at both airports and cruise ports. Just fill out your profile and answer customs and border protection’s questions, then go straight to the ‘mobile passport control express lane’ at the airport. This is already active in 21 airports in the US with more airports getting involved all the time. Available for Android and iPhone, free

15. Sunscreen

This nifty app sets a countdown timer to alert you when you’re due your next slathering of sunblock. All you have to do is input your skin type and the SPF of your lotion, then kick back and soak up some worry-free rays. Available for Android and iPhone, free

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