Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Google Maps helping to drive travel industry

Google Maps seems to be doing its part to help the travel industry. First, this story:

Map sites drive traffic to travel retailers
05-08-2005 12:52 PM
The online mapping sector is proving its commercial value in the UK, with one in five map site visitors going on to visit a travel agency, according to new research.
(read the full article here..)

Second, the folling shows us that Google Maps can help you plan that trip to make
sure the travel leaflets are telling the truth. :)

Holidaymakers put faith in the spy in the sky
Filed: 06/08/2005
Now, after decades of being forced to rely on inadequate brochures, holidaymakers are turning to satellite technology before they book. According to industry analysts, the trend has been led by internet companies such as Google, Multimap and MSN, which offer free aerial views of the world, often in astonishing detail.
(read the full article here..)
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