EventJAR Launches LocalGeo Technology: New Mapping Feature Offers Travelers Interactive Visual View Of Local Destinations

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JAR Networks today announced that EventJAR.com, a rapidly growing travel website, continues to expand its successful travel information service with the launch of LocalGeo. The new feature offers travelers a new and unique visual view of local destination content.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2005 – JAR Networks today announced that EventJAR.com, a rapidly growing travel website, continues to expand its successful travel information service with the launch of LocalGeo. The new feature offers travelers a new and unique visual view of local destination content. EventJAR is the first travel website to deploy an interactive map application taking advantage of Google Maps API to create a local search experience focused on the specific travel needs of tourists and business travelers.

EventJAR continues its endeavor to leverage the internet's vast resources to enable travelers to use the web smarter, faster and easier for trip planning. EventJAR integrated its large database of destination content with Google Maps to allow users to pick and choose multiple points of interest classes to superimpose on local city maps, such as hotels, galleries, museums, theaters, shopping malls, etc.

For business travelers who have a limited amount of time on their schedule to do sightseeing or shopping or go to the theater, can use the interactive map to find attractions and interests of their choice around their hotels. For tourists who have specific interests in mind, LocalGeo can help find hotels in the vicinity of major tourist attractions.

Most of the superimpose markers on the interactive maps come with additional information. For instance, museums or theaters have links to their own website and event listings. Hotel information includes their star rating and prices with links to description pages and reservation system.

Speaking on the launch of LocalGeo, Richard Crump, founder of EventJAR said, "Hotel searches and reservations based on LocalGeo technology helps travelers to make a more informed decision on choosing a place to stay on a trip, either for business or pleasure. A lot of our trial customers mentioned that they were frustrated by the choices in most of the other hotel reservation sites where price and brand name were the primary criterions for searching and booking a hotel. It was difficult to find a hotel in the vicinity of they main destination. This new technology will enable visitors, business travelers, and bus tour operators to better plan their trips."

Trying to find events and venues, shops, theaters, museums - just a few of the choices out of the innumerable many - while trying to plan a trip in a distant city can be a real challenge. EventJAR not only strives to provide the primary listings of art events, venues, attractions, shops, etc., but also addresses the needs of tourists who need to book a hotel in the vicinity of their desired destination. EventJAR is charting out newer ways to effectively use the Internet to provide the most comprehensive city guides for travelers.

About EventJAR.com

EventJAR is the home of the only nationwide art exhibition listing database, along with other cultural and entertainment event information. It also offers users comprehensive travel-related content in its city guides that include local points of interest, attractions, movie theaters, zoos, art museums, aquariums, and botanical gardens.

About JAR Networks

JAR Networks, a privately held business focused on cultural and entertainment information for travelers.

Contact:

Richard Crump

JAR Networks

617-236-8741

http://www.eventjar.com/

EventJAR, EventJAR logo, and LocalGeo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of JAR Networks. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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