New platform adds soundscapes to Google Street View
Google Street View may be good at capturing the sights of a place, but what about the sound? That’s where British hearing specialists have come in, creating an exploratory platform that adds another layer to the virtual travel experience, with audio clips to place armchair travelers firmly in their destination.
Thais are most addicted to their gadgets while on holiday: survey
Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.
Quito, Ecuador nabs title of leading South American destination 2014
Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador, which was named South America’s leading destination for the second year in a row at a major awards gala dubbed the Oscars of the travel world.