Topic: Maps

Auto Europe Extends GPS Rental Offer

Travelers will receive a free Garmin Nuvi 270 or similar for the duration of their rental with routing maps of Western Europe and most of Eastern Europe with car rental services.

Celebrated Experiences' New Site

CELEBRATED EXPERIENCES, a hotel representation and destination management company specializing in travel to the U.K. and Ireland, recently launched a web site. That development in and of itself isn't all that earth-shattering; there may be more web sites created than babies born in a given day. What's intriguing about this story is that this is the very first web site for the 20-year-old company. That's right-up until last month, Atlanta-based Celebrated Experiences' primary, and most successful, advertising medium was word of mouth.

Travel Bound Launches New Web Site

Wholesale FIT supplier Travel Bound has launched a completely revamped web site, www.booktravelbound.com, with new products such as apartments, villas and ryokan inns, private sightseeing tours and transfers, as well as new features including interactive city maps, search filters and hotel hot deals and special offers.

RailAgent.com Revamps

Though RailAgent.com says more than 10,000 travel agencies in the United States use its site, the company is also aware that agents don't book rail that often. "Rail, unfortunately, isn't something agents sell on a day-to-day basis, so anything we can do to make it easier, we will do," says Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, vice president of sales and marketing for the company. And so, RailAgent.com late last month unveiled a complete redesign of its web site, making it easier to use with enhanced content, trip-planning tools, detailed commission reporting and interactive country and route maps. Further improvements will debut through the summer.

CA Redesigns Visitor's Guide

The California Travel and Tourism Commission on Tuesday released its redesigned "California Official State Visitor's Guide and Travel Planner" for 2007.