adds Travel Guides is introducing their new Travel Guides, a virtual
travel planning guidebook that provides extensive information on a variety
of destinations worldwide. The new guides offer information on cities and countries
all over the globe, including North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia
and South America. Each guide includes five sections: When to Go covers
seasonality and events that can affect travel plans; Getting To offers
unbiased advice on finding the best airfare; Hotels covers local hotel
listings; Getting Around provides transportation and car rental
information; and Things to Do offers details on worthwhile activities.
Travelers now have all the details they need for trip planning, no matter
their destination, in one place.
  The Travel Guides also include an easy-to-use destination finder search
feature, which allows travelers to quickly access information on specific
destinations. In support of the site’s dedication to offering the most
comprehensive travel information, SmarterTravel also recently launched a
“Destination Watch” blog to offer the most up-to-date trends and advice on
destinations across the globe.
  “With the Travel Guides, we can offer travelers specific advice on
destinations worldwide, including information on when to travel and what to
expect,” said Anne Banas, executive editor of “We wanted
to bring all of the information on destinations that is typically found in
disparate places into one place, so travelers have it at their fingertips.”
  The guides offer advice on navigating the destination, popular cities
to visit and unbiased information on hotel, airfare and car rental deals
that guidebooks don’t regularly offer. These guides are being updated
regularly with new content on countries and cities, and users can find
advice and details to help in their travel decisions.
  Additionally, SmarterTravel offers even more comprehensive information,
with a focus on finding value, for a variety of popular cities across the
U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Las Vegas. The popular
destination guides give background on each city and offer advice on
navigating the town, when to visit and any local quirks or ‘need-to-know’
information, especially if it helps to save travelers money.
  “We are continually looking for ways to better provide travelers with
up- to-date, comprehensive travel information,” continued Banas. “Our
Travel Guides provide coverage for every part of the globe, and we are
looking forward to providing more destinations in the future, offering
information on cities from San Diego to Shanghai.”
  The “Destination Watch” blog joins SmarterTravel’s other blogs, “Ship
to Shore” and “Today and Travel,” to offer up-to-date advice and data on
destinations all around the world as it happens. The new blog is written by
SmarterTravel contributing editor Christine Sarkis, who will post news and
information to the blog as it happens.
  “Our goal is to provide the most relevant information to all our users,
through blogs, special reports and the new destination guides,” said
Sarkis. “Readers can just click and find advice on cities they plan on
visiting or check for news that might affect their travel plans.”