SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – August 24, 2010) – Have a question about your upcoming trip, or just exploring travel possibilities? This week, NileGuide debuts its “Ask Locals” functionality, incorporating questions and answers from Localyte.com into top-level navigation on the website. Here, NileGuide users can ask their most pressing travel questions, and get answers from tens of thousands of Localytes around the world. NileGuide users can ask questions and find answers for anything from the basics (e.g., “What’s the most romantic restaurant in Barcelona?”) to the specific or obscure (“What’s the best time of day to visit the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu?”). “Ask Locals” enables any NileGuide user to tap into a global knowledge base of locals ready and willing to answer questions and make informed recommendations, giving travelers up-to-date information on where to go and what to do.
“When we acquired Localyte in May, we knew that the global community of Localytes would fit perfectly with our strategy of delivering great recommendations to travelers,” said NileGuide CEO Josh Steinitz. “We’ve all had those moments while researching or planning a trip when we’ve found ourselves with an important question only a local can answer — now, with ‘Ask Locals,’ NileGuide users can have those questions answered right away by those who know best.”
Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world’s most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource for the best travel recommendations on the web. NileGuide’s web site and mobile applications offer access to hundreds of thousands of points of interest around the world, including hotels, activities, restaurants and suggested itineraries. The company’s technology helps travelers filter their content to find recommendations based on preferences such as “local recommended,” “off the beaten path,” or “family friendly.” For more information, visit NileGuide’s Press Room.