Last updated on March 28th, 2018
Travefy – The app that makes travel fun
I recently started planning a big road trip in Europe. There was a lot of info that quickly gathered in my inbox: airline ticket confirmations, payment receipts, hotel confirmations, communication, car rental info.
It all got a little overwhelming! Other road trips I organised in the past, included many emails and inbox folders, print-outs of the most important documents, notes, etc. Being a bit of a geek when it comes to technology and checking out different things to organise my life better, I googled something like..” trip organiser” and got a few results which I started exploring.
One of the first few results was for a site that also has an app called ‘Travefy’, and it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Collect itineraries together, day by day, by activity, means of transport, lodging and many other ways. The best part was that it looked nice and its presentation is organised in a very visually appealing way. I am big on presentation, so, without any further ado, I created my account and started playing with it and building my itinerary.
One of the coolest features of Travefy is that you can create both a Personal, as well as a Business account, (Travel Agents, this is the part where you lift both hands in the air and shout, “Whoray…”). The Business account starts from very reasonable prices, low monthly fee.
- It can be used either as a Personal or a group travel planning App. So if you are going on a trip with 2 or more people, everyone can collaborate and input their information about the trip. It can then be accessed by all – which is a great time saver.
- Let’s say you are adding some Lodging. One of the first things you would need to input is the address. As soon as you type in the name of the Hotel, Travefy takes care of the rest and automatically pulls up the address for you. The same applies for Flights as well. You can put your flight number, and Travefy finds the Airline, departure time, etc. I thought this was very neat.
- If for some reason, the above doesn’t work, you still have the option of manually putting in all the vital info yourself. So you can have access to your info at a glance.
- You can even add reservations from your chosen restaurant. Just place the name of the restaurant, and it will pull up all the info for you, (Logos, location with a map, opening hours, etc.).
- Connects with Facebook and Foursquare to pull up information as well.
- You can control the cost of each of your entries. So this automatically gives you a glimpse of your total – approximate value for the trip. You also have access to different currency symbols, which is a plus if you are travelling around countries for a while.
- You can Share with other people either by:
Link – when pressed they have the final presentation in their web browser.
PDF – also useful when you want to print the entire, or part of the itinerary, (some people still prefer hard copies of everything – just remember the poor trees and the environment though).
- The ability to attach just about any other document within the itinerary in any of the entries you have created. This is extremely useful if you need to upload your Boarding Passes, other docs, pictures, etc.
- You can download the App for it for iOS or Android. It would be extremely useful however if you could also edit your itinerary from within the app itself. At the moment you can only View, Share and Discuss your travel itinerary with your travel partners. Hopefully, the Developers of this app can add this important, ‘On the Go’ feature in one of their future updates.
- The addition of a currency converter will also be beneficial.
Obviously, the PROS far outweigh the CONS here. Travefy is one of these apps that will be part of my travel planning for a long time to come. I have only touched on some of its benefits, and there are a lot more features to be discovered. Especially for Travel Professionals and the Premium paid version.
I gave it a thorough test using it in my recent travelling adventure in Portugal and Spain. I am pretty confident however that it will live up to my expectations without a doubt.