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What Does Google’s Acquisition of Frommer’s Mean for Travellers?


Google’s acquisition of travel publisher Frommer’s last week for $25 million was big news in travel. Google bought Zagat last year and seems to be steadily moving toward being a travel content provider in addition to a search engine with lots of perks for travellers, like Google Flight Search (launched in June in Canada) and offline maps (also launched in June, for Android users).

But can you trust a search engine that provides its own content? (more…)

Trending Now: Custom Travel Content

Frommer's Remix Guide sample

This month Frommer’s unveiled its customizable Remix guidebooks. Choose from a series of preferences and produce a guide with only the content relevant to you, including maps of the area around your hotel and personalized itineraries. The books are then bound and delivered via mail. (more…)

Canadian Celebrities Share Their Favourite Canadian Places

Singer Roch Voisine dreams of living on the Gulf Islands. (Photo by Gord McKenna)

By Carissa Bluestone

Loreena McKennitt wafts through the organic markets of Salt Spring Island. Bret “the Hit Man” Hart finds solace in Montreal’s smoked-meat sandwiches. (more…)