The best tip for the summer? Make travel apps!

Get Inspired Jerry Lieveld 26 Jul 2017

The best tips for this summer? Make travel & tourism apps for the smartphone. Travelers use apps to explore their destination, get discounts, book a hotel and make restaurant reservations. Get inspired and discover our best travel apps.

Travel apps come in various types: the travel agency app that sells trips and communicates with customers, the promotional city app with the best shops and bars, the beach club app which advertises its exquisite catch of the day on the menu, and even safari apps to plan your journey with your smartphone. And then the numerous apps that deliver the best destinations around the world to your pocket.

Travel apps you could build

Whatever the function of a travel app is, you can build it. To inspire you we selected some of our best travel apps. These are the kind of apps you could be making with AppMachine this summer.

Sure, you’ll soak up the sun this season, but remember: building your own travel app is easier than ever.

Stade City app

If you’ve always wondered what a city app should look like well then, look not further! The Stade City App is your answer. What a city app it is! A gorgeous-looking and high-performing city app, including local advertisements, Excel feeds and connections to web services to keep it all up to date.

Read the full story about the Stade City app

Connect LA Now

Connect LA Now is a city app that, according to its designers “makes it incredibly easy to find a place to go to, with content that is easy on the eyes, well organized, clear, concise and with rich images.” The app includes nearby search functions and a reward program for visitors.

See more of the Connect LA Now app in the App Store or Google Play.

Bokone Bophirima Tour app

The Bokone Bophirima Tour app promotes the sights and sounds of South Africa’s North West Province with a clear insight into the province’s broad tourism and leisure options. It offers a personalized guidance on the go for local and international tourists and provides users with the latest info about events, national parks, game reserves, hotels and even shopping areas.

Read the full story about the Bokone Bophirima Tour app

Agriturismo Rubbio

Made by Italian design agency Archimedia Lab the rural tourism app is a joy for the eye. The Agriturismo Rubbio app promotes its rural tourism farm in the Modena area, with a stunning pool and great restaurant. The app advertises wedding and event options and promotes local products such as homemade jam, beer and fresh pasta. It even offers visitors several loyalty cards.

See more of the Agriturismo Rubbio app.

Visit St. Maarten-St.Martin

Open this app and o, yes, you just want to jump in. The luxurious looking magazine-like home screen of the Visit St. Maarten app is as tempting as a cool drink on a hot day. The app offers a clear overview of activities on the beautiful island. Where are all the restaurants, beach clubs and casino’s? Where to shop for Bvgari watches or simple flip flops? The app is your guide.

See more of the Visit St. Maarten app. Or read the reseller succes story of Richard from Brandgarden.

Carvoeiro Clube

Carvoeiro Clube Actividades Turísticas is currently one of the largest enterprises in the tourism industry in the Algarve (Southern Portugal) with over 400 villas and apartments. Carvoeiro Clube offers its clients a beautiful multilingual app with stunning images. Just look at those beaches… or golf courses…or wineries. There’s so much to choose. The app also offers in-depth information about property management.

See more of the Carvoeiro Club app in the App Store or Google Play

Beach Masters


Visual: Beachmasters

The Dutch travel agency Beach Masters uses an app to inform their mostly young customers who travel to European party destinations like Albufeira, Blanes and Chersonissos. What to bring when you visit a doctor? How to deal with taxi’s? What’s the bucket list for your destination, whether it’s Kos, Lloret, Salou or Sunny Beach, the app leads the way.

See more of the Beach Masters app in the App Store or Google Play

Do you even need more inspiration to build your own travel app? Go to our app store page where creativity is sizzling!

So don’t let the grass grow under your feet this summer. Start building your travel app!

Running a travel agency? Then you might be interested in our article How travel apps lead to customer retention