Collinson Latitude Launches “Offline” Travel App

Collinson Latitude, which provides incremental revenue products and services, has launched what it says is the first ever complete airline and hotel guide app that works offline. The TravelPlan app enables iPhone users to tap into travel plans at home or abroad, without the need for live downloads that can incur significant data roaming charges.

The app can be used on board with the phone in Flight mode, and provides access to 99 per cent of all worldwide flight schedules, with information on more than 750,000 trips from over 750 full-service and low-cost airlines around the world. This is in addition to searchable details for over 15,000 hotels and more than 100 international airports and car rental outlets.

As well as schedules, TravelPlan comes complete with a trip planner, so users can build their travel itinerary and share it with friends and colleagues via email. It also provides contact details for service providers.

“With the cost of data roaming often high, and many airlines still restricting onboard connectivity, the TravelPlan app provides users with an always available and searchable offline database of 99 per cent of the world’s flight schedules,” says Kevan Christmas, digital and mobile Consultant at Collinson Latitude. “It’s a unique tool because it allows busy executives and other travellers to access vital travel information when on the move. They benefit from full functionality without the potentially large costs that typically come with data roaming.”

TravelPlan costs £5.99 for a year’s subscription, and includes a monthly downloadable data update.