TripAdvisor has added a new virtual tours feature to its iPad app using augmented reality technology.
The new feature allows users to take a virtual tour to travel destinations with local places superimposed over Google's Street View. Users can view hotels, restaurants and other attractions.
"With virtual tours on the TripAdvisor iPad app, we've made the experience even more engaging and helpful for travelers," said Mike Putnam, Director of Mobile Product for TripAdvisor.
"For travelers who have ever booked a hotel or restaurant and arrived only to be disappointed by the neighborhood, this feature brings a whole new way to gain insights into their destination. Now travelers can get the full picture in advance.”
The TripAdvisor iPad app is available for free in the Apple App Store in 18 languages and 26 countries.