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TripAdvisor Offline City Guides App

by Gina Corsiglia

Aug 26, 2014

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As one of the largest travel websites in the world, tourists rely on the more than 170 million user-submitted reviews and recommendations available on TripAdvisor’s website. And with the TripAdvisor Offline City Guides mobile app, available for free for iOS and Android, travelers can still utilize this great resource on-the-go, without an Internet connection or incurring expensive roaming charges.

 

From the TripAdvisor Offline City Guides Catalog, users are able to access the individual city guides for 92 of the world’s largest tourist destinations. An Internet connection is needed initially to download a city guide, as the files can be large. However, once the city-specific app is downloaded, all the information is saved to your smartphone and Internet connectivity is not needed to access the information later.

 

The app stores all the information travelers can find on TripAdvisor’s website, including reviews, photos and maps. The app also includes special features that let users create a travel journal for each destination and landmark postcards. The app even provides an overview of the city under the Learn About the City category, which includes useful information on neighborhoods, history, transportation, architecture, culture and weather.

 

By far the best feature of the TripAdvisor Offline City Guides is the Suggested Itineraries section. Split into two subcategories, Suggested Itineraries includes self-guided walking tours that lead visitors through the city as they explore interesting neighborhoods and famous landmarks; and trip ideas, which make suggestions around themes like visiting the city with young kids, on a budget, or on a short stay. Curated by not only TripAdvisor members, but also destination experts, these itineraries provide instant plans and a great survey of a city’s top attractions. And by using the phone’s GPS, tourists can follow along and read about points of interest on the route. The Point Me There feature also uses the GPS and acts as compass to help direct travelers to a specific destination or attraction.

 

Every traveler should have this app on their smartphone. These offline guides hold a ton of information and even include some extra features that will undoubtedly come in handy. If there is any complaint about the TripAdvisor Offline City Guides app, it’s that they do not have one for each city.

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