Nomad Travel Tools is a new travel app that was launched during South African lockdown to help with future travel plans once international borders are open. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the world in a variety of ways, including the travel industry.
The travel and tourism sector has been one of the worst-affected industries by COVID-19, costing millions of jobs and billions of dollars. Nomad Travel Tools is a slither of hope as it helps to generate excitement for future travel.
Oliver Boyers, the creator of Nomad Travel Tools, started designing the web app as a “lockdown project”. As a digital nomad who works in the software space, Oliver wanted to use the restricted time of lockdown to produce something positive.
Nomad Travel Tools compares the data from over 9,000 cities worldwide. Information provided includes the cost of living, annual weather, currency converter, time zones, internet speeds, and a guide to planning working hours. Any missing data can be requested or provided by users.
There is also a city chat feature to assist in building a community on the platform and offer local insight for each destination.
Oliver says, “My intention in building Nomad Travel Tools is to provide a comprehensive platform to compare the data of two cities and decide where to travel to next. The information that is included is geared towards helping both business and leisure travellers alike.”
The app was launched on Product Hunt and a variety of other forums including Reddit on 08 July 2020, and it has been very well received.
Oliver says, “As someone who travels regularly as a digital nomad, picking the next destination is an exciting activity. But before I decide to go anywhere, I need to research a few things such as: Can I afford it? Is the internet fast enough? Do my work hours overlap the 2 different time zones? Nomad Travel Tools aims to answer these questions.”
The app is free to sign up a profile and the data is free to access. You can see the app live in action at https://nomadtraveltools.com