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Travel Apps and Programs: Your Guide In Exploring A New Place

Travelers Today       By    Mumtazah Umal

Updated: Oct 17, 2016 02:31 PM EDT

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Introducing: The Icelandair Stopover Buddy Service
Have you ever wanted to catch your own dinner? Go heli-skiing? Sample various winter sports in Northern Iceland? Get to know the Icelandic horse? Run across surreal landscapes?

When you enhance your Icelandair Stopover with a Stopover Buddy, you get to go on interesting activities and excursions with a local, who is also an Icelandair employee!

This is how we extend our great cabin service to the ground.

Request your Stopover Buddy now on

See you in Iceland!
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As a traveler, you aim to discover the history and culture of the new city. Through modern technology, it is now easier to travel like a local in a certain country.

In Joe Fryer's report on Today, he has cited the travel apps which can help travelers immerse themselves in a destination living like locals.


Airbnb is based in San Francisco, California. "Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world - online or from a mobile phone or tablet." It was established in August 2008.

It connects the people to travel experiences in more than 34, 000 cities and 191 countries at any price. Airbnb has an expanding community of users with an exceptional customer service. Whether you need an apartment, a castle or a villa, Airbnb is there for you.

"Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions."

Stopover Buddy Service

A free program introduced earlier this year by Icelandair airline. It is 'aimed at solo travelers taking part in the airline's stopover deal', Condé Nast Traveler wrote.

"The program matched up travelers with Icelanders (many of whom are Icelandair employees) who have similar interests, from glacier climbing to museum-hopping, and arranged for them to hang out together."

Recently, the airline improved the program by establishing a free "celebration stopover buddy" service. In this service, travelers who are stopping over in Iceland "can share their wishes and get paired up with a buddy who can make them happen."


In February 2015, Detour app was launched in San Francisco. The application is currently available in San Francisco, and is extending to Los Angeles, New York and Chicago in 2016.

Meanwhile free Detour previews are available now in Berlin, London, Paris, New York, Marrakech, Barcelona and Austin.

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