Digital

MapQuest introduces Discover, a social-meets-mapping-meets-Pinterest site that might just work

Excerpt from The Next Web

Nov 13, 2012 2:29 pm

Skift Take

There were two bits of bad news today for traditional travel publishers. Airbnb’s Neighborhoods guides and now this, an inspiration and booking site with a built-in audience of over 35 million monthly users.

— Jason Clampet

Latest Report: The Future of the Aircraft Cabin


MapQuest Discover, announced today, is one of several new features for MapQuest focused on creating “the complete travel experience”. The new concept, according to the company, includes being able to discover new places and plan for upcoming trips, as well as explore while you’re out on the road and easily document all of your adventures.

It’s a significant expansion for AOL and its MapQuest division, which seems to have lost some of its notoriety following the rise of alternative mapping services such as Google Maps, Bing Maps and even Apple’s own Maps app on iOS.

Read the Complete Story →

Tags: , , ,

Next Up

More on Skift

Average U.S. Hotel Rate Nearly Hit an All-Time High in First Half of 2014
As London’s Airport Proposals Battle It Out, Gatwick Argues It’s the High-Tech Hub
Daily Travel Startup Watch: Audio Trip, Local And More
3 Ways to Guarantee Your Next Business Trip Won’t Be All Work and No Play