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Expedia lets web users explore their holiday destination

Tie-up with Google Street view offers street-level photos

Expedia has joined forces with Google to offer holiday makers the chance to really discover the amenities and transport links close to a hotel before they book.

Expedia Hotel View utilises Street View, an add-on for Google Maps, which offers street-level photographs of a hotel or apartment block.

It also allows the user to virtually 'walk' the surrounding area in a bid to discover nearby transport links, local restaurants and landmarks.

"With Expedia Hotel View we are bringing travellers even closer to their destination giving them all the information they need to make travel booking simple and easy," says Alex Gisbert from Expedia.

Expedia also said user reviews, hotel images, prices and key information such as star ratings and room types appear in Hotel View ensuring travellers can "explore their chosen hotel from all angles before purchase".

"No longer will people need to trust and book on the hotel description alone because it is now possible to see exactly how far it is from local attractions and sights as well as what the surrounding area has to offer," Gisbert added.

See also: Microsoft launches Expedia version of Internet Explorer 8


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