One tap travel help

Even with the best travel planning, things can sometimes go a little awry. Taking the panic out of travel, this clever app means help is only the touch of a button away.

The Travel Aware App connects travellers with overseas emergency services and embassies at the touch of a button and can translate critical emergency questions into the local language. For those nervous about travelling overseas, this app is a must-have.

In the vent of a major incident happening while you are travelling Travel Aware provides international travellers with important emergency information, contacts for 2172 embassies worldwide, translations of key emergency phrases in over 200 languages, and secure storage of passport and insurance details. 

Engineer and inventor Neil Wallace said he designed the app after identifying a need for people to seek help quickly and easily if they are caught up in an emergency situation overseas.

“The App has been in development for more than three years and the launch has been planned for months, however, the terrible situation with the recent terrorist attacks in Paris has highlighted how beneficial this app could be,” Mr Wallace said.

The app is currently available to those from the top 10 travelling countries in the world – Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Japan, China, France, Germany, Brazil and South Korea, and will be available to more countries soon, with additional upgrades already in development.

Travel Aware is available for Apple and Android phones for $3.99, which includes future upgrades, including additional countries and translation languages.


Written by Debbie McTaggart