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Meet Desti: It’s the next trip-planning service that is going to pivot

Excerpt from AllThingsD

Nov 09, 2012 12:49 pm

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It’s always a surprise when yet another good-looking, well-engineered, and intelligent trip-planning site or app launches and thinks that it will be the one to magically solve a problem that not too many people actually have.

— Jason Clampet

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Call it a first-world problem, but many of us know what it’s like to spend hours poring over Web sites — and these days, mobile apps — to put together a travel itinerary.

Desti, a free mobile app that’s launching in beta form today, wants to combine natural language search with artificial intelligence technology to make the whole thing easier.

So, what does that mean?

The app promises to process your real-life questions, like “Where can I find a hotel that is dog-friendly?” to find relevant and nearby results.

 

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