Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"On The Way App" to Map Your Excursions, Tours and Travels and Find Points of Interest As You Go

Find interesting things on your travel route, whether a walk or a drive.

Rachel Lee Harris has the story at the New York Times at:

Mapping Your Drive And the Odd Stops on It - NYTimes.com:
"Ever get to the end of a road trip and realize you were just a few miles away from the shoe of the world’s tallest man but you missed it? Maybe not, but On the Way, a new online travel site for road trippers, was designed to help find such unusual attractions. When you enter your start and destination, the program will populate a map of your route with restaurants, museums and less traditional tourist sites using programming interfaces like Google Places, Foursquare, Yelp and Lonely Planet’s Points of Interest. It can help you find a Starbucks between New York and Washington, but it’s better for local alternatives like Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Baltimore."
Read the whole thing here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Google Acquires Travel Site Frommers

At Tnooz - "talking travel tech" - Kevin May headlines that Google buys Frommers, destination content in search just got a little bit more interesting, writing:
"Google has made another strategic acquisition in the travel space, snapping up guidebook and online destination content publisher Frommer’s for an undisclosed fee."
Hat tip to CaryGEE.


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