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Tourists can make the most of their holiday with TripAdvisor

Tourists can make the most of their holiday with TripAdvisor


Mar 09, 2012

Getting away from the dreary weather of the U.K. and escaping to Spain's sunny climes is one of the most popular ways for holidaymakers to spend their time off. Visitors taking a car hire in Spain will not want to waste time figuring out where to go and what to see once they hit the road. Fortunately, tourists taking a car hire in Barcelona and other cities around the world can use the TripAdvisor app to plan every part of their getaway and make the most of their time on the Continent.

Available for iOS, Android, Nokia, Palm and Windows devices, TripAdvisor is one of the most popular travel applications on the market. In fact, the software is downloaded approximately 25 times per minute by savvy travellers who want to maximize their time enjoying their holiday and avoid wandering around, according to TripAdvisor officials.

The app allows users to plan every aspect of their holiday ahead of time. Rather than driving around aimlessly looking for a place to stay, tourists can look up a list of nearby hotels based on GPS location data provided to the application through their smartphone or mobile device. In addition to providing users with a list of nearby accommodations, the software makes use of TripAdvisor's extensive social functions, allowing guests to read reviews on potential places to stay to avoid picking an unsuitable hotel.

The TripAdvisor app is not just for finding a place to stay. Just about everything holidaymakers will want to see and do on their motoring holiday in Spain is searchable through the application, including attractions, restaurants and eateries, amenities and more. The app features an intuitive interface that is easy to read and understand, making searching for local hotels, sights and places to eat simple and fast.

One of the most helpful features of the software is the ability for users to connect to the TripAdvisor forums. This interactive online message board lets tourists browse topics that have already been posted on destinations around the world, or post their own questions and comments. This social aspect of the application takes the guesswork out of picking a place to stay or eat and lets travellers see what other tourists really thought about a particular guesthouse, restaurant or attraction.

Of course, no travel application would be complete without maps. Visitors taking a car hire in Spain can navigate the charming streets of Valencia, Madrid and Seville with confidence thanks to real-time maps and travel updates provided by GPS. Holidaymakers can search for a hotel in their price range, find a place for the kids to have some fun and plan where the family is going to have dinner and how to get there, all within a few simple touches of the screen.

In addition to extensive search functionality, tourists taking a car hire in Barcelona or other Spanish cities can find out what attractions, amenities and eateries are near them at any given moment by using the Near Me Now feature. This quick and handy tool brings up a list of facilities near a traveller, which could be a great way for spontaneous tourists to find something new without necessarily planning a full excursion.

Once they have found a place to stay and a charming restaurant near the coast, tourists can save their top locations to a favourites folder, allowing holidaymakers to retrieve information from past searches quickly and easily.

TripAdvisor is one of the most popular travel applications in the world, and for good reason. With an easily navigable interface and lots of helpful features, visitors taking a car hire in Spain will not want to leave the U.K. without downloading this free software.

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