Collinson Latitude has launched an airline and hotel guide application that works offline. iPhone users can now tap into travel plans at home or abroad, without the need for live downloads that can incur significant data roaming charges.The ‘TravelPlan’ app can be used on board when in ‘flight mode’ and provides access to 99% of all worldwide flight schedules, with information on more than 750,000 trips from more than 750 airlines worldwide.
The app also offers searchable details for more than 15,000 hotels and more than 100 international airports and car rental outlets. The app offers a trip planner for users can build their travel itinerary and share it with friends and colleagues via email. It also provides contact details so users can get in touch with service providers at the touch of a button.
The company's digital and mobile consultant, Kevan Christmas, said: “With the cost of data roaming often high, and many airlines still restricting onboard connectivity, the TravelPlan app provides users with an always available and searchable offline database of 99% of the world’s flight schedules.
"It’s a unique tool because it allows busy executives and other travellers to access vital travel information when on the move. Whether they’ve just been bumped from a flight, are stuck in the back of a taxi or simply in an area without reception, they benefit from full functionality without the potentially large costs that typically come with data roaming.”
Available from the iTunes store, TravelPlan costs £5.99 for a year’s subscription, and includes a monthly downloadable data update.