Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Expedia has joined with history travel website Historvius and tours website Viator to develop online maps which show hotels and tours near to historic sites.
Users can filter and shortlist historic sites, tours and hotels and view them all on a single interactive map.
“We wanted to ensure that the integration really added to our user experience,” said Historvius CEO Mike Lewis.
“Not only can our users view which tours and hotels are near the sites they want to visit, but if they’ve already booked their hotel, they can plan an itinerary around it and book local tours, all things that help them create their perfect trip.”
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.