Oman technology: All about Guides by Lonely Planet
March 12, 2017 | 7:14 PM
by Swati Dasgupta
Avid travellers can now explore the world with an extremely handy app from Lonely Planet called Guides.

What is it?

Those who are avid travellers can now explore the world with an extremely handy app from Lonely Planet called Guides. It is a free to download on the App Store and the Google Play Store. With Guides you can actually get to the heart of a destination. This app has many interesting and useful features which include the facility of having offline maps, they have a currency converter, and also experts’ advises on travel. Their city guides will help you make plan the best trip.

Explore city guides curated by our experts, navigate with easy-to-use offline maps, speak like a local with phrasebooks, save places with simple bookmarking, find the perfect activity with powerful filtering, travel confidently with essential tips, the reviews of every place makes your travel easy.

Why Download Now?

As soon as you download the app you will get an overview of the places included in their list. Each city also has a map marked with attractions, restaurants and bars, accommodation options and shopping destinations as well as performance venues and fun activities. You can search and filter through each of these categories by price and distance from your current location. There’s also the option to save destinations to a list. Also there is a ‘near-me’ function, which alerts you on sights that are within easy reach.

Destinations include: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Caribbean Islands, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America, Pacific, South America.

Guide offers phrasebooks for the following languages:

Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese. Go to the icon where it says navigate to a city, then select the ‘Need to Know’ tab, then the ‘Phrasebooks’ section from the top of the screen.

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Available on: Android and iOS.

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