Well Maps and travel seem to go hand in hand. Recently we had blogged about a start up entrip which claimed to be a visual travel blog and integrated the map experience to travel planning. Well that is something even zoomtra seems to be attempting.
According to this release zoomtra has tied up with routeguru to power driving directions in delhi. The service is an addon to the travel search that zoomtra provides is auto-prompted when a user searches a flight or a train ‘from or to’ Delhi region on Zoomtra.com. I tried giving it a spin on zoomtra but it did not work for me. I guess a case of press release first launch later
Just yesterday I was in conversation with guys at Live Maps and I felt there was huge opportunity for travel services like bus train and flights to integrate with maps and provide a complete travel planning tool. Unfortunately given the condition of the OTA’s with the current travel scenario its unlikely any of them will build a map based interface. Though tying up could be an appropriate solution especially if the partner is of the stature of a Live Maps, Mapmyindia or google maps if possible.