Yahoo joins the travel search game April 13, 2006Posted by Timothy Li in developmemt, vertical search engine, wind, yahoo.
Beside the hotel location mapping feature (very similar to x-files), what’s new is an initiative called the Trip Planner. A quick try out of this new service did not make much sense, but Yahoo certainly has plans to serve great purposes with this innovation, just a matter of making it obvious to dummy travelers like me.
The very smooth integration with Flicker albums is definitely a plus and will be one of the sale points. A promised community feature is something to look forward to. What’s notable is that a very early stage API is also provided, hooray for the APIs.
The community feature is an attempt to tie commercial features (hotel booking system) with a user collaboration platform (a travel forum). An idea dangerously close to what map my travel set out to do.
Bravo to Yahoo =)