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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

TripAdvisor launches free Mobile City Guides for Android

TripAdvisor has launched a series of free Mobile City Guides for Android. The new apps, available for 20 popular world cities, provide detailed destination information including traveller reviews on hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as suggested itineraries and offline-accessible interactive walking tours.

The Mobile City Guide apps are automatically synced with the freshest TripAdvisor content available so users can access the latest traveller reviews and opinions on the go.  They also offer walking tours and insider tips that can be viewed on the app without a data connection, including in-depth information on neighbourhoods, history, culture, architecture, weather and transportation. Access to offline information is particularly useful for travellers abroad, who can download the apps before they go, sparing them from expensive roaming charges.

The Mobile City Guides’ interactive walking tours and suggested itineraries offer detailed city insights from TripAdvisor travellers as well as professional writers, publishers and destination marketing organisations.  For example, in Florence, a traveller can follow the best way to see artisan workshops of the historic Oltrarno Quarter, according to a local TripAdvisor Destination Expert, complete with a map, photos, tips and suggestions.

TripAdvisor Mobile City Guide apps are currently available for the following destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Florence, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington D.C.

“We think travellers are going to love the comprehensive information our free Mobile City Guides provide in popular world cities,” said Adam Medros, vice president of global product at TripAdvisor. “A tremendous complement to our popular TripAdvisor site app, these guides offer even more city detail, including itineraries and interactive walking tours.”

More information about the TripAdvisor mobile offerings can be found at www.tripadvisor.co.uk/mobile.