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Essential Tech Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Whether you are a leisure or a business traveller, you cannot downplay
the role of technology in your travels. From using GPS to navigating
unfamiliar destinations to checking apps for the best local restaurants
and taking photos on multiple devices to document your travels, tech is
important in almost every aspect of travel.

Jumia Travel shares some top tech tips you should know whenever you travel.

Break language barriers
Download popular translation apps such as iTranslate, Google Translate
and TripLingo to help you communicate more easily with locals when you
visit countries you do not speak the language.
Share itinerary with friends and family members
Share your itinerary with any family members or friends who may be
anticipating your arrival. Itinerary sharing quickly notifies your
contacts about the status of your trip and provides immediate alerts
regarding unexpected changes or delay.
Entertain yourself
Download your preferred music, movies and books on your smartphone and
don’t forget your headphones. With these, you can entertain yourself
whether it is a long haul flight or not.
Share travel photos on social media
With the existence of social media, you can easily share your pictures
at the click of a button as long as you have an internet connection.
Hence, there is no need to arrive your destination before you start
sharing photos and experiences.
Allow push notifications
Push notifications deliver real-time updates and alerts about any
flight, hotel or package deals to your phone. You simply need to have
the app of the OTA on your phone to receive these notifications.
Bundle booking
When booking a trip on an online travel agency, book your flight and
hotel at the exact same time. You will definitely save hundreds of naira
by booking them together. However, if you book them differently, you
will clearly be paying more.
Take pictures of your travel documents
Take a photo of all your travel documents and save it to your email or
your drive for easy access. Also, make sure you never leave home without
your phone just in case your documents go missen.
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Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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