HHonors App Adds Digital Key Feature for Unlocking Your Room

Hurray for innovation! A recent Hilton survey has shown that 93 percent of Americans think technology has made travel easier now than it was a decade ago, and the company has responded accordingly. Hilton has introduced a new feature on its app called the Digital Key, which is exclusively for HHonors members. Digital Key gives…

Using the TPG To Go App and TPG Maximizer to Boost Rewards

I was thrilled last year to introduce both the TPG Maximizer and TPG To Go App, and our team has heard a lot of positive feedback from readers as to how these tools helped them earn rewards more efficiently. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele looks at what these apps have to offer, as…

Dynamic Currency Conversion and Why You Should Avoid It

A great way to maximize your travel is to minimize your costs. Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains how you can avoid spending money you don’t intend to while traveling abroad. When you travel, there are many ways to be ripped off. You might find an unscrupulous tour operator or an unlicensed taxi (like the one I encountered in…

How the HotelUpgrade App Can Earn You Bonus Points and Perks

Today, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen looks at a new app designed to boost your rewards and improve your experience during hotel stays. I’m a big fan of technology and the various apps that make my travels easier. It seems like new releases are always popping up, from hotel apps to airline…

Hotel Tonight Wants to Help You Escape

Hotel Tonight, the app that helps you find last-minute low prices on hotel rooms, has added an “Escape” feature designed to inspire busy people to make a last-minute getaway. Suddenly find you have a free couple of days? Poke around on Hotel Tonight’s Escape page to see if there’s a property within a few hours’…

Apple’s Improving Underground Navigation with Transit in Maps

Subway navigation is about to get much easier in hundreds of cities around the world. At the WWDC conference in San Francisco today, Apple introduced a Maps app refresh, which brings advanced Transit info to your iPhone. Transit view in Maps includes subway times and maps, bus information and ferry schedules. You can tap on a stop or station…

Good News for Travelers: Google Maps Going Offline

Wish you could use the Google Maps smartphone app while traveling in foreign cities, but don’t want to pay expensive roaming charges to access it? Or perhaps you’re visiting a country where mobile data service just isn’t available? Well, good news has arrived: Google announced plans to make navigation and GPS features available offline on the Google Maps app by the end of 2015….

One Week with the Apple Watch…and I’m Diggin’ It

I’ve had my Apple Watch for a week now. It arrived just before my trip to the Kentucky Derby, and I was able to test it out on Uber rides and during my treks through airports over the past few days. Is it the life-changing device people have been talking about? Probably not. Could it potentially improve my experience as a frequent…

DUFL Makes Your Luggage Magically Appear at Your Destination

No packing required: a new startup business called DUFL will eliminate packing from your travel routine altogether. For $10 a month, DUFL will store your selection of travel essentials—clothing, toiletries, underwear, etc.— in a special suitcase at its warehouse in Tempe, Arizona (where they’re hiring, FYI). Every time you travel somewhere, use the app to choose…

10 Travel Apps That Bring You the World

Want to hold the world in the palm of your hand? Dedicated travel geek and TPG Contributor Ryan Gargiulo suggests 10 smartphone apps for that, all of which will help you stay organized, thrifty, informed and fed on your travels around the globe. Pocket Earth Once you’re on the road, it can be challenge to figure out…