New and Improved Website Re-Launched for 2006 Travel Planning

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 17, 2006, a leading trip planning resource providing online access to travel guidebook publications, has officially launched a new and improved website for its one-year anniversary, just in time for the 2006 travel-planning season. The upgraded subscription service allows users unlimited online access to individual chapters from hundreds of travel books covering every state and province in the US and Canada, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. This service is unique on the Internet and continues to expand as new travel books are constantly being added. A free trial allows new site visitors to try the service before subscribing and print out any of the over 10,000 available travel guides. The new website design includes more navigation options for travelers who are visiting a specific city, a general region, or just know the travel activity they want to enjoy. A summary of the new site sections and features are as follows:

Destination Guides:

Travelers planning trips to or from a specific location can browse by state, province, or region. The Destination Guides section is located at:

Activity Guides:

Travelers planning trips based on their travel needs (e.g. romantic getaways or family vacations) can browse by travel activity categories. The Activity Guides section is located at:

City Guides pages:

A new section has been launched with City Guides for the major cities of North America. Each City Guide can be viewed at the City Travel Guides page located at:

Better search technology:

The improved search feature uses Google technology and is available on every page in the header and in prominent locations throughout the site to complement regional browsing.

Hotel and Motel pages:

The new online reservation system is easy to browse by state, province, and city. Each hotel or motel is listed by distance from city center and plotted on a Google Map, with travel guides automatically provided for nearby attractions. The Hotels and Motels section is located at:

Travel Guide pages:

Each travel guide preview page now displays a Google Map of the destination and a local weather forecast. Visitors can read trip reports and ratings or register for free to submit their own.

We have revamped the site in response to feedback from our site members and subscribers, said Doug Colbeck, company president. Our content comes from highly reliable and trusted sources, published travel guidebooks, but that content must be easy to sift through for our service to be worth paying for. To achieve this, we had to improve how our customers find content related to both their local area and to distant travel destinations, then present that content in a clear and organized manner.

About, a leading online trip planning resource, has amassed over 10,000 detailed itineraries for travel destinations throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The travel guides are chapters from well-known published guidebooks covering topics such as weekend getaways, romantic getaways, family vacations, off-the-beaten-path travel, road trips, city walking tours, and more. The travel guides contain author-recommended restaurants, lodging, activities, and attractions, and also include directions, maps, and photos. Content partners for include top travel publishers Fodors, Rough Guides, Insiders Guide, The Globe Pequot Press, Mobil Travel Guide, and many others. launched in January 2005 and is located in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit


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