A Travel Hack You’ll Need
How a simple solution can help you save time.
Travel is fun, but it can be a headache to organise your trip essentials. Adding Covid19 to the mix causes extra stress. The following explains how you can have a hassle-free journey.
Trotteo is a relatively new travel app, basically an MVP (minimum viable product). However, let’s go through its features and see how we can benefit even at such an infancy stage of the app.
Creating an account is super easy and fast.
In fact, you do not even need to think of a password! Simply choose the medium you wish to sign up and login. Using your social media accounts is very straight forward and you’ll be logged in within seconds. There is just one minor step if you’re choosing email, whereby the app will send you a verification code to confirm that your email is valid.
Automating your journeys
You will be greeted with a trips dashboard so test it out with a past trip by forwarding flights, accommodation, and car rental bookings to the email indicated on the app. Now here comes the cool part! The app will automate these booking details in the form of an itinerary timeline. Note that the app will notify you if the bookings have been received successfully or if the travel provider of your booking is not supported within the app.
Scanning and uploading of vaccine certificates and PCR test results.
From the Certificates menu, you can scan the QR code of your vaccination certificate or upload the QR code from your phone gallery. This is verified with EU or NHS health networks. The details are only saved on your mobile phone memory for security purposes. So rest assured that your health details are not exposed nor saved anywhere else. In fact, if you decide to uninstall the app and reinstall it, you’ll see that your certificates are no longer there.
Based on your country’s regulations and enforced legislation, this comes extremely useful to present your vaccine certificate to enter public establishments. Moreover, Trotteo app allows storing multiple vaccine certificates and PCR test results, highlighting the holder’s name and date of the last dose. This comes extremely handy for a family with kids whether travelling or entering public venues such as cafes, restaurants, indoor bars, hotels, concert halls, museums, and much more.
Preparing your travel documents
Covid19 restrictions are constantly changing and travellers are requested to present additional documents for boarding. Using the app, you can upload your boarding pass, passenger locator form, visa, or any other form necessary for your trip.
Now, you’re probably thinking that you can do this with Google Drive or other storage on your smartphone. Sure, you’re right. BUT the additional benefit here is that Trotteo app is designed in a way to facilitate the right document at the right time, especially if you’re traveling as a group or as a family with kids. This means that you can use the description field to enter a friendly name for each document, just like the image example above.
As an additional touch of security, you can enable or disable the fingerprint/face Id option from the Settings menu.
There’s still another cool feature we haven’t mentioned yet!
Trotteo app also allows you to link multiple email addresses to your app account. Ok, so what does this mean exactly? Well, let’s say that on some occasions you use another email address (could be your work email or your partner’s) to make trip bookings. For such cases, you can link other email addresses to allow the app to process bookings sent from them.
Trotteo app is currently a free app and is available on both Android and iOS. I highly recommend that you check it out!