Monday, May 28, 2012:
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced that City Guides, the highly rated and free mobile app, is now available for 50 leading destinations around the world, more than doubling its original portfolio of travel guides. Conveniently accessible even when the user is offline, the app now includes three new features on its Android version, giving travellers the ability to view local transit stations, create personalised maps, and see itinerary suggestions from travel experts, in addition to reviews and opinions from the greater TripAdvisor community.
“Users have already raved about the ease of use and helpfulness of TripAdvisor City Guides, with more than a million app downloads to date,” said Adam Medros, vice president of global product at TripAdvisor. “We are excited to bring more cities and enhanced functionality to travellers, and ultimately help them enjoy their trips even more.”
New App Features for Android Users
1. Transit – Users can now view metro or subway stations on a map. Unique to City Guides, the “Nearby Station” feature helps travellers find the closest station to their current location, or to a particular restaurant, hotel, or attraction.
2. TripIdeas - TripIdeas are customised itinerary recommendations based on popular travel themes, such as travelling with family, foodie destinations, and places off the beaten path. Each itinerary includes beautiful large photos for inspiration. Users can keep track of their favourite TripIdeas in their “Saves” list.
3. Offline Map Update – Users can now fully customise their own maps. This feature displays saved destinations, metro stations, and any restaurants, hotels, and attractions of interest, to help travellers plan and have their perfect trip.
30 New City Guides, Now Available for Download on Android and iOS
Rio de Janeiro
The City Guides app, featuring all 50 destinations, is now available worldwide in English. To download the free app(s), please visit Google’s Android Market or Apple’s App Store. More information about TripAdvisor mobile offerings can be found at www.tripadvisor.com/apps.