Google’s in-house start-up incubator “Area 120” has launched a travel guide website known as “Touring Bird” that lists tours, attractions and activities for travellers and tourists in popular travel destinations.
“Area 120” is a workshop for the tech giant’s experimental products. As of now, the platform provides information about 20 cities including New Delhi, Prague, Chicago, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin and Las Vegas among others. However, they are planning to increase their coverage in the coming months.
“When you select a destination city, you’ll see popular attractions, suggested tours and activities along with prices, options for free guided tours and recommendations from locals and travel bloggers,” Touring Bird website said in a statement.
The app consists of a “build-your-own package” feature in which the users would be able to customize and compare filtered offerings by price and preferences, to find the best match for their plan. Also, they will have the booking and cancelling provisions.
“We’re a small team that’s brought together by a common passion for travel and improving the overall travel experience for others. Most of us have a background in building travel products at Google, and we’re all deeply passionate about solving real user problems in this space,” Touring Bird stated.
In this platform, the users would also be able to bookmark their favourite activities and recommendations that is food, destinations, stays and amusements to a list. They can even share it with other travellers.
At present, “Touring Bird” site is available only in English all across the globe for both desktop and mobile users. The company may, however, come up with many more languages on its platform.