All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘travel’

Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take a look: The images come from Dubai International Airport. For a glimpse into how Google’s Trusted Photographers operate within the …

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New Google Flight Search Features Aim To Help You Save Time And Money

Google announced a pair of new features for Flight Search today called “Tips” and “Best Flights,” aimed at helping users save money and time, respectively. Here’s what the Tips feature looks like: “If you’re a budget-conscious traveler with some flexibility in your schedule, a new feature called tips may be able to help you save money,”‘ says product manager Fred …

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Tampa Leads the Country in Hospitality, Says Airbnb

A lot of crazy stuff happens in Florida – so much so that it’s become a pretty common joke to attach “where else” to any statement of some sort of bizarre occurrence in the state of Florida. Seriously, have you met Florida man? But cheer up, Floridians. According to travel site Airbnb, you are home to the most hospitable city …

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Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise

If you are going to be traveling, especially this weekend, you can plan on seeing gas prices at the pump ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 cents more per gallon. With this being a peak time for travel in the U.S., the rise in gas prices could have an impact on what people are planning on doing when it comes …

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Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results

Yahoo announced a new update to Image Search today, which showcases scenic photos of destinations when you search for locations. When you search for a place or country, Yahoo will show Getty Images from that location. “This partnership allows us to display high-quality photos from award-winning photographers,” says Yahoo Search Product Director Girish Krishnan. You can hover over photo thumbnails …

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The TSA Has an Instagram Account for Stuff They Took from People at Checkpoints

Whether or not you agree that the Transportation Security Administration routinely upholds its core values of integrity, innovation, and team spirit – let’s face it, the organization is a big part of our lives. And while TSA tactics aren’t always conducive what you and I would call “freedom” or exactly “constitutional,” you have to admit that their screenings have probably, …

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TripAdvisor Acquires Flight Info App GateGuru

TripAdvisor announced today that it has acquired mobile flight info resource GateGuru for an undisclosed price. GateGuru, which has apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, includes information about flights, detailed itineraries, airport info, amenity information, maps, airport tips, rental car info and discounts, travel stats, etc. “Combined with weather forecasts, estimated security wait times and real-time flight status information, …

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Another Summer, Another Rise In Gas Prices

As the title indicates, while the Memorial Day weekend may mean the beginning of summer fun, it also means that gas prices have, once again, gone up. This, naturally, means, those road trips families have been planning are going to cost more than they did a mere two weeks ago. As the chart clearly reveals, at the start of may, …

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The New Google Maps Is Real, And Here Are All The Cool New Things It Does

It has been officially announced. Last week, a couple screen caps of an apparently upcoming Google Maps redesign leaked. While the authenticity of these was questioned, it seemed likely that they were real. Now, it’s pretty much certain than they were, as another leak has sprung ahead of Google I/O. DroidLife reported on a sign-up page for the new Google …

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Airbnb’s New Verification Program Requires Offline ID, Rolling Out to 25% of Users Today

“Trust is the key to our community,” says Airbnb’s Vivek Wagle. “There is no place for anonymity in a trusted community.” And with that, Airbnb announces a move that is likely to ruffle the feathers of some users, while engendering a more serious trust in the service in others. Today, the online service that connects travelers with location renters all …

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Frommer’s Travel Guides Will Stay Alive as Arthur Frommer Buys Them Back from Google

After reports that Google had quietly killed the print line of Frommer’s Travel Guides, the guidebooks have been given a new life as their creator has decided to buy back the brand. The AP reports that 83-year-old Arthur Frommer has reacquired the rights to his famed travel guidebooks from Google, and he plans to keep them alive in both print …

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Google Axes Frommer’s Print Travel Guides [Report]

Update: Google says it is offering no comment on this. According to a report from travel news site Skift, Google has quietly killed Frommer’s print travel guidebooks. News that Google acquired Frommer’s came out back in August. Google would be buying the brand from John Wiley & Sons. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to All Things …

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