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Have A Very Appy Holiday

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Have A Very Appy Holiday

Bags packed and ready to go? Upgrade your Summer holiday with our 6 favourite iOS and Android travel apps.


There’s nothing worse than a delayed or cancelled flight, but startup AirHelp wants to help you get paid for the inconvenience.

Both US and EU laws provide for compensation in such cases, but claiming can be complicated and differs from one airline to another.

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The AirHelp app makes the process simple and something you can do in a few minutes while still waiting around at the airport.

If the claim is successful, they take 25% and you get the rest.



Staying connected with friends and family that are not on social media when travelling can be difficult.

Postagram by Sincerely is a simple way to send your favourite photos as real postcards in the post.

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No need to buy stamps or find the nearest post office, simply upload your favourite picture along with a message and they’ll deliver it to your loved ones within 3-5 days.



Packing can be stressful, but PackPoint will make sure you never forget your favourite jacket or umbrella again.

The app tells you what you need to bring based on the weather in your destination, any activities you have planned and the length of your trip.

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If you have easy access to laundry facilities, PackPoint will even account for you washing and wearing the same clothes to help you pack light.



The easy way to beautifully record where you've been.

Download Polarsteps and the app with automatically create a visual map of your travels for you to keep and share with others.

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When your trip is over, you can then buy a physical book that contains your route, stories, travel statistics and of course, all your photos.

If low phone battery or roaming charges is a concern, don’t panic, it works offline and claims to use just 4% phone battery.



The words ‘big data’ can sound ominous, but when used right, it can be very helpful. Especially when trying to book cheap flights.

Hopper employs aggregated data to tell you with 95% accuracy the cheapest dates to fly, then sends you push notifications when it’s the best times to buy cheap airline tickets.

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To date, Hopper has helped 30 million travellers save more than £1.38 billion on flights.



From the rising cost of baggage fees, or simply to avoid the long wait at the baggage claim carousel; flying hands free has become increasingly popular.

DUFL is a premium baggage handling service like no other.

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They’ll send you a suitcase for you to fill with everything you plan to take, then deliver it to where and when you need it.

If you’re a frequent flyer, they’ll even store and dry clean your clothes for next time.


Bloc Gatwick

Bloc is a short stay hotel designed to give you the very best of everything needed to sleep, shower and step out fresh into a new day, right in the heart of the action.

Its short-term staying designed around you. Lightspeed wifi, to keep you connected when you’re on. High-powered showers, sound-proof walls and big, comfy beds for when you’re not.

It’s everything you need, and none of what you don’t. No bells, no whistles, just pure rest and relaxation. And even better, it’s right at the centre of the action, so you can step right out into it when morning comes, and step right back in when the day is done.

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Bloc magazine.

Welcome to the spring 2020 issue of Bloc magazine, where we have collated a wealth of diverse features to enjoy on your travels.

In this issue we explore New Zealand, a country with hugely diverse regions offering incredible scenery, world-class wines and exciting ecotourism.

There's also an update on Jamie Chadwick, who we are very proud to sponsor as she makes her way up the motor racing grid.

There are the usual features; Meeting the Bloc team, our favourite shows to stream and the pick of Bloc's social media.

Don't forget to sign up to Bloc's VIP Guest List, which makes you eligible for free room upgrades, free coffee and be the first to hear about our blockbuster VIP competitions.

We hope that this magazine provides you with some insight and entertainment on your journey.