TripAdvisor has today launched a free application for the iPad, which allows travellers on the go to search for popular hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as find the cheapest flights. The application is available in 18 languages and 26 countries around the world, giving travellers a “truly localised experience”.
An “innovative map-based browsing experience” shows traveller reviews for hotels, restaurants and attractions.
“If travellers want to scope out points of interest at their destination of interest, they can simply move the map with the slide of a finger,” an official TripAdvisor statement said.
“The app also supports one-click map-based searches, making it easy to find hot spots in different parts of town.
The TripAdvisor iPad app also includes:
* More than 40 million reviews and opinions for hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Travellers can add their own reviews while their experiences are fresh
* The ability to find cheap flights using the TripAdvisor Flights search engine and compare airline fees using its Fees Estimator
* “Near Me Now” functionality, so travellers can determine what hotels, restaurants and attractions are nearby
* Access to the TripAdvisor forums, where users can ask questions of their fellow travellers and receive helpful feedback.
Mike Putnam, director of mobile product at TripAdvisor, said that millions of travellers use TripAdvisor Mobile on a monthly basis.
“Our new iPad app offers travellers another engaging and fun way to make the most of their trips, whether they want to find the best nearby restaurants and attractions or check out the latest flight prices,” Putnam added.