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.
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.