Google’s Touring Bird: Your Perfect Trip Advisor!
Google has launched its new web-based tool Touring Bird which has been developed under its in-house Area 120 incubator. Touring Bird can serve as the one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts looking for tours, vacation activities and other attractions.
This travel guide website designed for desktop and mobile includes a curated list of popular tourist destinations along with their major tourist attractions. Each city page is replete with features like ‘Top sights’, ‘Tours & activities’, ‘Local tips,’ ‘Free tours’, ‘Suggested tours’, ‘Local tastes’ et al. Users can also visit new areas according to your interests. For instance, they can see what’s ‘Off the beaten path’ in London or what are the ‘Local tastes’ in Rome. Explore shopping options in and around Barcelona via ‘Retail therapy’ or rejuvenate themselves in New Delhi through the available ‘Spiritual journeys’.
The tips and recommendations’ section from local guides, experts and travel bloggers gives an insightful glance into your places of interest. The site’s ‘Build your own package’ feature helps one track reliable booking options, customize and compare the prices from multiple tour providers and then seal the best deal. The cancellation policy for the tours and activities are also easily accessible and very user-friendly.
Another very useful/handy characteristic of Touring Bird is that travellers can bookmark their favorite places and activities to a list and share it with their friends or fellow travellers.
Currently, this website is available only in English and provides information for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, New Delhi, New York City, Orlando, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C only. Google is working hard to increase its expanse as soon as possible.