The Best iPhone Apps For Booking

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September 10, 2012

Whether its first or last minute, following iphone apps can save your place.

Kayak Ultimate Travel Planner

Praising its sleek interface alone wouldn’t be doing this iphone app any justice. Enter your flight details, and KAYAK will apply the settings to your hotel search to save you the frustrating repetition of data entry.

Verdict: All your holiday booking needs in one location.


Find a restaurant table either close to your location or by Specifying one, and the details of your party, Once OpenTable has this information it will generate a list of choices, complete with a price, rating, bio and diner reviews. The available times are displayed on each restaurant, and can be reserved with one tap when you’re logged into your free Opentable account.

Verdict: A no-nonsense booking system that is ideal for finding somewhere to eat.

Priceline Hotel & Car Negotiator

As well as being a broad hotel and rental car finder, priceline includes a Negotiator section where you can bid for hotel places, essentially putting forward the price you would pay and giving you a better chance of getting a decent deal in the booking process.

Verdict: A nice twist on normal booking apps, but not quite reliable enough.

Seatwave Tickets

As well acting as a news feed for upcoming gigs, Seatwave can sync with your iTunes library and let you know when you’re favourite artist will next be in town. You can search by best-selling or by date, and then book in-app within three taps of having found the particular event that you were looking for.

Verdict: Designed to ensure you don’t miss a gig, and does a decent job of doing so.


The entire taxi-finding process is condensed here into three or four taps onyour iphone. Hailo only works within London, but takes your current location and gives you a breakdown of the nearest cabs. Once you’ve specified a pick-up point, you’re literally away, and can even pay by card via the app without any extra fees, and only what’s on the meter.

Verdict: Simplifies the art of hailing a London cab.

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