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5 must-have apps for lastminute travellers

Getting ready for a last-minute trip but need a hand organising literally everything? We get it.

Have you thought about how you’ll get around the place? What about when you get to your destination? Do people there speak English? If not, what words or phrases will be handy to know? And don’t even get us started on packing! 😱

If this sounds like you, you’ll be happy to know there’s an app for that – ’cause there’s one for everything.

Here are our six must-have apps for lastminute travellers 😎

Read more: 5 reasons to pack at the lastminute

1. Google Translate

Add Google Translate to your phone right now (we’ll wait). You can write characters from different languages or take photos of signs and have them translated in seconds 🤯 You can also have a conversation translated into more than 50 languages, even when you’re NOT connected to the internet.

2. LoungeBuddy

Living a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget? We get it! 🥂 And that’s where LoungeBuddy comes in handy. If you don’t have gold status on your frequent flyer card, but want a luxe experience between flights, LoungeBuddy lets you pre-purchase passes into airport lounges from around the world so you don’t have to slum it on your next layover.

3. Packpoint

If you’re like us and leave your packing to the last minute, then you know the pain of forgetting must-have items like, oh… you know, your passport! 😱

But forget no more with PackPoint. It helps you pack based on the length of your trip, the weather at the destination and what you’ll need for any activities planned. You can even share your list with your travel buddies. It’s like the app version of your mum reminding you not to forget to pack enough undies. Thanks, Mum!

4. Timeshifter

Beat jetlag with the help of a neuroscientist… really. Each trip is different, so Timeshifter personalises your jetlag recovery using leading research and notifies you of the important stuff, like when to avoid coffee, when to soak up the sun and exactly when you should go to sleep – not that you’ll listen to it 😈

It’s made by scientists, so you know it’s legit, and even used by astronauts 🚀

5. The lastminute.com.au app

Spontaneous trip this weekend? With the lastminute.com.au app you can book right up to the last second (like, in-an-Uber-10-mins-away-from-the-hotel-lobby kind of last second). You’ll also receive exclusive deals and real-time trip updates, all on your phone.

Plus, there’s 24/7 customer support and an awesome Price Pledge, so you know you’re getting a great deal – even at the lastminute.

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