July 30, 2012
-- Visual Itineraries now displays Google Reviews from Google Places as part of the rich content for each of the over 2000 hotels and attractions listed on the site.
"We're very excited to be able to offer reviews from travelers on our resorts and activities, powered by the Google+ Local. The Google Places API has recently added the ability to extract reviews, and we've been happy with the breadth and depth of review content available to us, and with the performance of the Google Places API, which allows our travel planning tools to present this information very quickly and clearly" says Michael Cottam, founder of Visual Itineraries. "And with the recent migration to Google+ Local, which requires reviewers to tie their review to their Google+ identity, Google has taken an important step in countering the fake reviews (both positive from the hotels themselves, and negative from their competitors)
so often seen in other travel review sites."
Visual Itineraries offers travel planning tools for travel agents to use in helping their clients choose destinations, resorts, and activities; the site also offers consumers a direct planning tool for exploring destinations and choosing resorts. Learn more at http://www.visualitineraries.com