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Top Mobile Travel Apps for 2013: The List From Travel-Intel

The App Market Is Quickly Approaching the Billion App Mark; Travel-Intel Gives the Download on Ten Travel Apps to Consider

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/13 -- Smartphone apps are proliferating so fast that by 2016 more than a billion apps will be available for download for everything from golfing with friends on your phone to launching sub-orbital spacecraft -- yup, there's an app for that.

The latest issue of Travel-Intel gives the lowdown on the top downloads for travel this year. According to Tours.com's Travel-Intel, some 82 million mobile apps have been downloaded in 2013, a number that is daunting for any smartphone owner seeking to find the best travel apps to employ on the road. The Travel-Intel list of the top ten smartphone travel apps offers some soldier apps to do the heavy lifting and some surprise apps that can come through when travels take the wrong turn.

The latest issue of Travel-Intel also looks at the emerging popularity of Wellness Travel and some resorts to consider for stress relief and putting the right things in life first. Kurtz-Ahlers and Associates, handling a collection of exclusive spas and resorts around the world, is one place to start that search.

In other articles in this issue of Travel-Intel, Travel agents speak out about the cruise industry and trends to expect in sailing next year. Meanwhile, Travel-Intel sheds light on traveling to Elko, Nevada for the 30th Annual Cowboy Poetry Festival next month, and traveling to Las Vegas for America's Party on New Year's Eve this month.

These are just some of the stories in this week's issue of Travel-Intel. The weekly travel industry news channel from Tours.com reaches more than 100,000 sellers of travel in the U.S. and Canada.

The publication dispatches writers to travel conferences and popular travel destinations to bring back the latest intel. Current features and archives can be viewed at www.travel-intel.com.

"Travel is one of the top areas for search -- usually consumers doing their pre-travel research. Travel-Intel tries to address the answers that travel consultants and travelers alike want to find and we deliver it to them weekly in emails and online at Tours.com," says Lark Gould, a noted freelance writer and content director for Travel-Intel and Tours.com.

As a veteran travel journalist who has been covering the travel industry for more than 20 years, Gould puts her incisive perspective into the weekly publication, with features and news updates, and also "packages" issues that detail great deals to be found at hotels and resort locations worldwide. Travel-Intel can be viewed as a stand-alone site on Tours.com. Gould also serves on the editorial team for travel in the online communities section.

About Tours.com: Tours.com since 1995 - The Official Directory of Tours & Vacations Worldwide. Tours.com has a deep and searchable database of vacation and tour companies searchable by company name, destination and/or activity. A comprehensive one-stop Travel Resource section, plus the Find a Travel Agent Specialist search allows one to search for travel agents with in-depth knowledge in their chosen specialty.

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