Concur’s annual conference Fusion takes place the week before Ariba LIVE. We appreciate that, despite how busy we all are, our friends at Concur took a moment to point us in the right direction for recommendations on the best travel apps.


Here are 6 of our favorites from their Mithum Dar:




  1. Download TripIt for pre-flight tracking of your itinerary, flight status, departure status, check-in notifications, terminal info and more. That way you can access your master travel itinerary with the touch of your finger.
  2. Combine the power of TripIt with SeatGuru to get a good seat, whether that’s an aisle, window or near the exit. 
  3. Make the most of your wait at the terminal (because you got there 90 minutes early, as recommended) by using the mobile apps GateGuru and LoungeBuddy.
  4. The Venetian hosts 17 fine dining restaurants. One of them is Bouchon, whose owner and operator Thomas Keller was named “America’s Best Chef” by Time magazine. But if you want to eat like the locals do, Yelp and GrubHub are the apps for you.
  5. Keeping track of travel receipts and filling out your expense report is so much easier with Concur Mobile.
  6. Remember FaceTime. For iPhone or iPad users, it’s the closest thing to being there to bestow goodnight and good morning wishes and kisses. (Here are 8 alternatives for Android users.)


Of course, don’t forget to download the AribaLIVE mobile app! Our Andy Rubinson wrote a helpful post about how to use it to make the most of your Ariba LIVE experience and win prizes!



Do you have a favorite mobile travel app that didn’t make the list. Tell us about it in the comments below!


See you and your mobile devices in Las Vegas!