Travel apps have become a necessity for people. If you want to go somewhere, you just need to search for it on your phone and just follow the directions given to you, which has made getting around a lot easier than before.
Before Google Maps, people traveled using GPS to guide them to their destination, but now there are plenty of apps that can perform the task of showing you the best way to reach your destination.
According to an analysis by Apptopia, many travel apps were vying to be crowned “King Of Travel” for the year 2021. Almost half of the apps in the top 10 were ridesharing apps, like Uber, Lyft, Bolt, etc. DiDi and Bolt are a new addition to this family as the number of ridesharing apps in the top 10 list has grown from 3 to 5. Both of these apps have grown significantly over the past year with their international expansion. .
Another surprise entry on the list was the Indian ‘Where’s My Train’ app, as it ranked 9th globally despite only operating in India. The app was used to check if the trains were on time and where their locations were.
Most of the applications have made themselves felt in the OTA (Online Travel Agency) category. Last year we say most business was down due to Covid and the restrictions that were imposed in every country, but since the vaccines came out people have started traveling again by increasing the number of downloads. and purchases or reservations. in line.
Booking.com was considered to be at the top of the list worldwide, with Airbnb right behind them, followed by a surprising entry at # 3 by hopper. Some of the apps that made the list last year, but just couldn’t make it, include TripAdvisor and SkyScanner. They rested on the 7th and 9th in 2020 but not in 2021.
Hopper was considered the fastest growing app in the United States, with downloads increasing almost 183%. Considering the fact that the app was not in the world ranking last year, it is now 3rd.
When asked, Dakota Smith, who is Hopper’s CSO, what made their app the most profitable app in the United States? He said that “from the moment they introduced Fintech products their sales and income started to increase. With people worried about travel restrictions and the pandemic, they want their money and their experience protected and that is what we are offering them.
We see many more apps on the list and there is no doubt that they all have the potential to become the most downloaded app in 2022. It’s just a matter of how they approach their market and how they capture them. opportunities that arise. for them.
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