Exploring the World on a Shoestring Budget: 5 Budget-Friendly Tech Apps

We all look forward to having a holiday all year round. The last thing any of us want is to check our bank accounts and realise a break may be off the cards!

Luckily, these companies are reinventing the way we travel the globe. Each realises that travelling shouldn’t come with a hefty receipt, instead, they offer quality holiday help without the quantity price tag!

Whether you’re looking to have a simple mini-break or looking to large it big style, these budget-friendly apps have you covered. From helping you to find transport for a bargain to creating an itinerary when you’re a little strapped for cash, here’s our list of some of the best apps to help you get globetrotting whilst on a budget:


CampWild aims to revolutionise camping, by inspiring and enabling people to escape to the wilderness, away from our busy urban lives and to get back to nature across the UK.

CampWild is a subscription service (£20 per year), which via a website platform and a mobile app (to launch at a later date), provides exclusive access to Wild Spaces™ across England and Wales, as well as a directory of 250+ Wilder Campsites, access to planning tips and tools, the ability to connect to a likeminded community, plus receive member benefits, brand-partner discounts and access to exclusive CampWild events, workshops and webinars with CampWild’s inspiring team of Ambassadors.

What makes the Wild Spaces unique, is that CampWild is unlocking previously inaccessible private land to create permitted wild camping experiences. By negotiating with trusts, custodians and landowners, CampWild is establishing a network of remote, unique pitches for members. Booked via the CampWild website, it provides a true, wild experience to adventurers to help them reconnect with nature while giving back to local communities, including the ability to support conservation projects.


Flix is a global travel tech company, pioneering the transport sector by offering climate-friendly alternatives for convenient and affordable travel via the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands.

Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, Flix has quickly established Europe’s largest long-distance coach network and swiftly moved on to a global expansion including the United States, Canada and Brazil. Flix operates in 40 countries and over 5,000 locations around the world, with 300,000 daily connections. The company will launch services in Chile later this year, and India in 2024.

Officially launching its eye-catching green coach service to the UK market in 2021, it is now the fastest-growing coach network in the country. FlixBus now serves over 50 UK destinations, as well as regular coaches to continental Europe.

While Flix handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing and sales, quality management and continuous product expansion, trusted Flix-partners maintain the daily route operations.

The unique combination of being a technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned Flix as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the global mobility landscape.

All FlixBus coach vehicles have USB charging points, free Wi-Fi and live coach tracking updates direct to passengers’ digital devices.

Tickets can be purchased from the Flix App, with prices starting from just £2.99.


UK holidaymakers are paying £2.7bn in unnecessary foreign exchange fees every year – so they need a simple solution to save money and make their savings stretch further, especially during the cost of living crisis.

Currensea is the UK’s first open banking-enabled direct debit travel card. Using open banking technology, travellers can link to existing bank accounts so they can spend directly from their current account when abroad and benefit from the best FX rates at only 0% to 0.5% above the base rate, compared to banks charging 3-5% per transaction abroad.

Currensea offers the lowest fees on the market, saving at least 85% on every overseas transaction by cutting out the normal fees leveraged by banks and other card providers – without the hassle of opening new accounts or topping up prepaid cards.

Currensea’s research shows two-thirds (67%) of UK travellers are hit by hidden costs when using their debit card abroad and 58% of travellers say they feel “ripped off” when spending on their debit card abroad.

Users can also support sustainable causes by opting to donate some of the savings to environmental causes – since launch, users have removed 3 million bottles from the ocean and planted over 100,000 trees.


Saeid Hejazi is the Co-Founder of Wally, a personal finance app that helps people worldwide track and manage their finances. The app is free to download and use, and it connects with 15,000 banks from 70 countries and has been lauded for giving people insights into their finances in a straightforward way.

Saeid graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy and went to study computer science at York University in Canada. After winning a national business plan competition in his senior year, he turned the idea into a startup called Nahel which eventually became the “Amazon of the Middle East” and was later acquired by Aramex in 2013.

Wally is a leading personal finance mobile application in 70 countries, helping people track their net worth, spending, and budgets. By connecting bank accounts to the app, Wally simplifies personal finance management through easy-to-understand visualizations and notifications. Recognized globally for its best-in-class features, user-friendly design, and commitment to privacy and security, Wally is dedicated to empowering users to take control of their finances and achieve their financial


As the CEO of TechAhead, Vikas Kaushik, I am aware of how crucial it is to travel on a budget, especially when leveraging technology. There are many low-cost tech apps available nowadays that can improve your vacation experience without breaking your wallet.

We at TechAhead appreciate how useful these inexpensive tech tools are for travellers. Our team of talented designers, developers, and project managers have combined their skills to produce one-of-a-kind mobile apps that meet the demands of adventurous travellers on a tight budget. Our state-of-the-art tools and technologies have assisted several businesses from a variety of sectors in staying ahead in the quickly changing digital market. With over 24 years of expertise, our company has become a trusted partner for digital transformation, constantly providing high-quality solutions that exceed customer expectations. TechAhead can help you with web solutions, mobile apps, e-commerce platforms, and digital transformation. We are committed to offering cost-effective solutions without sacrificing quality since we recognize how important cost-effectiveness is.

You can maximize your trip while controlling your costs if you include these 7 cost-effective tech tools in your holiday planning. Our team is dedicated to fostering business expansion and putting forth innovative client solutions, making sure that you get specialized help catered to your unique requirements.

Choose TechAhead to be your partner in digital transformation and discover how technology can help you travel the world on a tight budget. We can accomplish your strategic vision as a team and start along a fantastic path of excellence together.