The TripAdvisor web site enables travellers to post reviews of places they have visited and rate hotels, restaurants and other attractions. Using the iOS app, you can browse through these reviews, and post your own, from the comfort of your mobile device.

You can use the app to plan a trips by performing a search for different types of attraction, or you can allow TripAdvisor to use your current location to point you in the direction of place of interest.

Directions are available for GPS enabled iPhone owners, and if you are using the app to plan a future trip, it can be used to track down the cheapest flights. With easy links to restaurant and hostel booking, you can plan and control your entire trip from the app

The apps suffers slightly from being rather text heavy, but the lack of images does help to keep searches as fast as possible.

What's new in 11.2?

- Download maps, reviews, and your saves for over 300 cities worldwide onto your phone for free; avoid using expensive data roaming plans while you travel
- Support for Apple Watch. The TripAdvisor Apple Watch app shows you the best places to eat, play and stay wherever you are. Want to visit the suggested places later? Just save it on your Apple Watch and view it later on your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or on TripAdvisor.co.uk

Verdict

A handy extension to the TripAdvisor web site which makes it easy to plan what to do and where to go on your next trip away.