Most travel sites only show you a few hotel locations at a time on a tiny map. We wanted to show them all
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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2008
Location and Price, it's that simple. In the ultra-competitive online travel industry it's hard to believe that the established contenders don't have better maps. Not a single major hotel travel site shows prices directly on a map. HotelMapSearch.com fills this void with its patent pending price icons and hotel reservation interface.
Every Hotel's Price on a Map
HotelMapSearch.com combines the familiarity, stability and speed of Google Maps with an extensive network of over 70,000 worldwide hotel locations and prices. The Hotel Price Map displays every hotel's location and average price.
Users may refine their hotel map search by:
- Price Range
- Star Rating
- Pet Friendly Hotels
Mashups Your Grandmother Could Use
Tired of really slow, complicated, or boring mashups? HotelMapSearch.com makes it easy to plan, save and share travel plans with friends and family. Users can save and share their favorite destinations, notes about their trip plans, and lists of their favorite hotel choices. With the map markup interface users can easily create and share their own professional grade mashups using the additional data layers on HotelMapSearch.com.
Data layers available for mashups include:
- Wikipedia landmarks
- Restaurants with reviews from Yelp
- Airport locations and statistics
- Starbucks locations
Startup Technology Surpasses Existing Travel Sites
The Hotel Price Map concept was born out of a frustrating travel planning experience for co-founder Lynwood Bishop. ''I spent hours trying to find hotels near the Trevi Fountain when planning my honeymoon to Italy. Not being able to see it all visually on a map made the hotel reservation process much more difficult than it needed to be.'' After the trip, he & college friend Glenn Kirbo partnered to create HotelMapSearch.com, giving travelers a map with all of the information they need to plan a trip quickly.
"Most travel sites only show you a few hotel locations at a time on a tiny map. We wanted to show them all," explains co-founder Glenn Kirbo. ''The existing one-size-fits-all databases were too slow to keep up with our map, so we developed our own scalable solution. Visitors to HotelMapSearch.com can zoom all around the world and the map never stops updating.'' The different technologies behind HotelMapSearch.com are now patent pending.
About HotelMapSearch, LLC
Co-Founders Lynwood Bishop and Glenn Kirbo are both real estate attorneys and are actively involved in commercial real estate development. They understand that the price one pays for a property should always take into account its location. Glenn and Lynwood created HotelMapSearch.com to enable consumers to use these same principles when making a hotel reservation. Reservations made on HotelMapSearch.com are powered by TravelNow.com, Inc. HotelMapSearch, LLC is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Private betas of their upcoming websites will be available on MapLarge.com.
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