Pictures and easy to use maps of London help visitors to the Olympics choose how to spend time during the games.
Santiago, Chile (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Touristlink.com a social marketplace connecting travelers to small local travel providers announces launch of fresh content featuring both Olympic venues and top tourist attractions in London. Pictures and easy to use maps can help visitors to the Olympics best choose how to spend their time away from the games. The new content is organized to help visitors to the site quickly find what they are looking for whether its a museum or one of London's famous palaces.
Many of the most popular destinations in the city are seeing a drop off in visitors as people flock to the games. A spokesperson for the British Museum commented that “Anecdotally at the moment, it is looking like we are about 25-30 per cent down on the same time last year.” The good news is that visitors to these destinations can beat the crowds during the Olympics. Visitors interested in museums will find 73 museums in London featured on the site so there are plenty of great options whether it is museums or amusement parks to keep travelers engaged.
Visitors to Touristlink can create a free profile via Facebook and then easily bookmark and create customizable lists of their favorite attractions in London. Lists can be formatted alongside a Google map as a single page pdf file for easy printing to make exploring London even easier. Touristlink not only lets travelers quickly discover information about a place it also lets them find the nearby locals who can help them plan a trip. Locals featured on the site include both tour guides and local travel agent as well as other owners of small travel venues. In addition visitors can view the profiles of other travelers who have been to a place or want to go and interact with them in a social environment. Touristlink founder David Urmann commented “We wanted to do something special for the Olympics so our team of content researchers has been hard at work during the past several months preparing for this. Visitors to the site can browse over 600 non-olympic related attractions in London.”
Touristlink is a social marketplace for travel that lets you get to know firsthand the local behind the tour you are planning or the small hotel you want to stay. Travelers tired of generic tour offerings can get unique trip ideas and offers direct from local providers as well as see reviews and recommendations of the same provider from other travelers. It's a great resource whether you want to get off the beaten path or just want to plan your own trip. With over 5000 local experts it is perhaps the largest social marketplace connecting travelers and locals. Touristlink is managed by GotripIndia the developers of arrangeyourvacation and the parent company of visitusa.com.