New Travel Search Engine Offers Choices
C. Ronald Oister, co-founder of www.yellowpages.com recently announced the launch of a new traveler search tool, www.citydestinations.com. A one-stop source, City Destinations provides "Tourist and Traveler" information, initially on 230 Domestic U.S. and International destinations.
For each city listed, citydestinations.com offers valuable local information and links to maps, police, transportation alternatives, hospitals, local newspapers/television/radio, museums, theater, pro sports, convention centers, hotels, colleges, tourist sites, and weather. Subjects listed are designed to meet the information needs of tourists and business travelers who desire to learn more about a specific city. Currently, multiple sites exist to find airline, hotel, car rental costs/availability but lack tourist and traveler information. Instead of returning repeatedly to a search engine for multiple searches, travelers can now click on http://www.citydestinations.com/
, identify their city of choice, and immediately access a broad spectrum of information about a specific destination.
The current site provides information and links to official tourist websites for cities in all 50 states, as well as in English-speaking countries, such as Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Future plans call for expansion to offer tourist and travel information on an even greater number of U.S. and International destinations, including those in the Caribbean, European Union, Asia and the Far East.
In addition to the convenience of a one-stop search tool for travelers, the site also provides local businesses with an inexpensive vehicle for Internet advertising. With a low, flat-rate ad schedule, www.citydestinations.com offers small businesses an affordable way to broadcast their goods and services to individuals traveling to their specific city. Travelers, in turn, will be exposed to a wealth of local options for lodging, dining and entertainment.