Business travel can be incredibly rewarding for your company, clients and employees. It can also be complicated and exhausting. Technology that makes it easier for your employees to do a great job on the road is a worthwhile investment. These five apps do everything from track itineraries to organize communication with the team back at the office.
1. Best for Travel Details: TripIt
When you get a confirmation email, whether it’s for your flight, your hotel or your rental car, forward it to TripIt. The app will use the confirmation emails to create a master itinerary for your trip. The upgraded TripIt Pro offers check-in reminders, alternate flights and updates on how long it will take you to get through security.
2. Best for Frequent Flyers: FLIO
This app will help you master every airport you arrive in and fly out of. The most impressive feature of FLIO is its in-depth airport guides, including food options and shops. You’ll also get access to airport lounges and real-time updates on your flight.
3. Best for Expense Tracking: Expensify
Become a model business traveler in the eyes of your company’s accounting department with Expensify. You can add expenses with a photo of a receipt, your credit card statement, mileage tracking and more. The app integrates with lots of other business platforms, including QuickBooks and Oracle.
4. Best for Talking to the Office: Slack
Stay connected to your coworkers, no matter where they’re working, with Slack. The desktop and mobile apps sort different conversations into channels. You can share files and images into your conversations too.
5. Best for Everything in One Place: mTrip
If you’d rather rely on a single tool for your business travel details, mTrip is a good option. The app builds your itinerary, including your flights, hotel and car rentals, as well as travel insurance details and tickets to attractions you’re visiting. mTrip also includes ridesharing integrations, airport maps, expense tracking, messaging and location tracking with other group members.