Aug 29 2017

The 7 Most Useful Apps for Business Travel

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If you travel for work, you know it’s far from glamorous. Between long flights, long days, and long absences from home, it’s not unusual to feel anxious and tired.

Luckily, there’s an app for business travel. Actually, there are several. We’ve curated the seven best apps to make being on the road easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable.

1. Parkwhiz

Finding parking in a new city—or even one you’re familiar with—is stressful and time-consuming. This is where Parkwhiz comes in. This app, which is available in more than 150 cities around the world, looks for available parking spaces in garages. Once you find one at the right price and near your destination, you can even reserve it in advance. Better yet, Parkwhiz’s rates are often cheaper than what you’d get normally.

2. Uber or Lyft

If you’re not renting a car, consider using a ridesharing app. It’s typically less expensive to use Uber or Lyft than take a taxi, and you’ll definitely save time versus using public transportation.

Both apps connect with your credit card, so you don’t have to worry about carrying cash.

3. LoungeBuddy

Long layover? In the past, you’d be forced to twiddle your thumbs at an overpriced restaurant or camp out in a corner with your luggage. Unless, of course, you happened to have access to an airport lounge—those (relative) bastions of comfort and peace.

LoungeBuddy changes all that. It gives you one-time access to a lounge, which you can purchase either the day of or up to two months beforehand. Prices start at just $25 for hundreds of airports.

4. Airbnb

For business travelers looking for a homier (or more unique) experience, download Airbnb. You can find rooms or entire homes and apartments at a variety of price points and neighborhoods. You’ll usually save money when compared to the price of a hotel. And when you take your first business trip, Airbnb will give you $50 toward your personal account.

5. HotelTonight

HotelTonight offers last-minute hotel deals, so when your flight is canceled, or your trip is suddenly extended, you won’t be scrambling for a place to stay. You can choose how luxurious you’d like your accommodations to be (from “basic” to “hip”), but luckily, since hotels use the app to fill their unsold rooms, you’ll get great deals.

6. DoorDash

When you’re traveling, having a delivery app up your sleeve is crucial. Sure, you’ll probably want to go out to eat most nights—but on that last night, when you’re exhausted, missing home, and craving something simple, you’ll love having the option to order in.

While DoorDash is a great option, you should also check out Caviar, Postmates, Eat24, and GrubHub. Most apps offer free or inexpensive delivery fees.

7. Grab

Trying to navigate a crowded airport isn’t easy. Add finding a restaurant to the mix, and you’re sweating. No wonder many of us end up eating overpriced, unappetizing plane food.

Grab saves you from that fate. This app lets you see which dining options are located in the airport before you land, check out their menus, and sometimes order ahead.

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the eighth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is named the 14th Largest IT Staffing Firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 26 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.

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