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Tripit.com works for me - I haven't tried the Pro version, but the free version does quite nicely. The UI couldn't be simpler - you simply forward your confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they parse the results & present them to you. I've used it with a number of different airlines, car reservations, and hotel reservations, and never had a ...
Not exactly what you asked for, but I think it's as close as you are going to get. This site lets you enter an approximate location for departure, a range of dates and a price range and visually displays all the possible destinations within that range. http://www.kayak.com/explore/
The (aptly named) Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forums, which have been around forever, might be worth a look. I know a number of people use it to co-ordinate shared journeys. Back in the day, before 'social networking' I used to join IRC channels related to a country / or randomly strike up ICQ conversations with English speaking residents before I travelled ...
ITA Software, Kayak API Have you taken a look at ITA software's Matrix2? Again, it's not perfect, but it lets you define a 300-mile radius for departure and destination airports. It also allows for flexibility in the date or display of a lowest fare calendar. They don't have a public API, but they're the ones who power Kayak and many of the other flight ...
After much hunting and Googling I found the answer on tripadvisor's site: How to alert us when a listing is incorrect If you are a TripAdvisor member and you notice that a hotel or attraction listing is in the wrong town or pinned incorrectly on the map, you'll need to e-mail us. (emphasis mine)
I didn't find a way to search by email address and both of the people I was looking for were listed under pseudonyms which is common for obvious reasons but I did find some things. There is an advanced search feature I think it was formerly not quite as difficult to find as it now is with very recent changes where most searching seems to be done from a new ...
See this thread on plotting map points from excel entries. This should allow you to take addresses from a file (eg spreadsheet) and plot them on a map. http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/baw9A5LuS3o http://batchgeo.com/ is an example from this list, it allows you to paste address-related cells to plot.
In addition to Mikes answer, you can also use: thetrainline.com - Provides information for National Rail tickets and train times. It usually displays the cheapest ticket price available and also displays other specials offers on attractions, hotels etc TFL Journey Planner - Provides a Journey Planner for use on the Tube network in London. If you are ...
GlobeTrooper Globetrooper is a tool to find travel partners for group trips and world adventures. More specifically, Globetrooper is a tool for adventurous travellers to create trips and invite people from all over the world to join them. The Globetrooper website also contains detailed information about regions and adventures in ...
According to this page on the Wikitravel site: There are currently no database dumps of Wikitravel available for download. Some people have asked to make dumps available. However, the article does go on to state: Reasons to make dumps available makes it easier for other sites to use WT info will make the Offline_Reader_Expedition ...
Well I did try all kinds of searches before asking here and came up with nothing. But I kept trying more searches after asking and I think I found exactly what I wanted, in fact the second kind I asked for: batchgeo Here's their input screen: And here's the map I made with it for an answer on another Stack Exchange site:
You can create a personal maps on Google Maps (and on Bing Maps as well, I think). Google allows you to add pins in certain shapes to either countries, cities, specific addresses, or even GPS coordinates, with whatever data you want to add. Once you save it, you can make your map public, private or share it with specific people. E.g. here's one of my maps ...
The best hotel deals so far I've found on hotwire.com. They have an API as well. We did use them to plan a road trip while on the road :). I don't believe they offer vacancy data though (of course, this being hotwire, you won't know what hotel you're booking until you've booked it - but no disappointments yet).
I've tried TripIt and TripCase. Both are good although I prefer the TripCase interface. Both have iPhone apps, and probably apps for other smartphones. I've just got back from a trip involving Australia, the US and Mexico, and TripCase worked seamlessly with updating airflight times and hotel reservations.
Mr. Katz and Mr. Hadley picked 2 of the top 10 social networking travel sites from this list. The one I'd mention that I didn't see in there was tripit.com. It has similar itinerary-sharing features as Dopplr, but also consolidates all of your trip plans (air, hotel, car rental, etc) into a single, easy-to-use format. You send your confirmation e-mails to ...
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