Bing Feature Update: Get to know any city more quickly with new destination pages

Last week we told you about the natural language capabilities that make it faster to find and book flights in Bing.

Today we are releasing features that make it easier to research and plan trips to over 3000 cities across the world.

The new feature assembles all of the relevant information about a destination on one page so you can research a city before you go.   The top things you need to plan your trip – including flight information, a list of hotels in the area, popular attractions, local events, local news, civic photos, a map and a weather overview – are now in one place. 

Click into each of the sections to see a full list or gallery relevant to the city.  If you’re searching for a local city, Bing can recognize that you’re close and serve up results accordingly.  Let’s say you’re thinking of travelling to Miami this winter.  Type Miami, FL into the search box, and click “Explore City” to check out the destination city.

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  • 3000+ cities around the world.
  • Page content is contextual based on user location.
  • Rich content include events, news, images, videos, weather, flights, and hotels.

Wherever you’re headed, Bing’s new destination page is a great place to start!

– David Lindheimer, Bing Travel

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5 comments
  1. parsonsproject93

    I can't say I'm too thrilled about this feature, it just adds extra clicks.  

    Here's an example, let's say I want to look at Philadelphia, once I search for it I am greeted with this:

    Webpage to the Philadelphia homepage

    Bing Maps of Philadelphia

    Slideshow of Philadelphia

    Weather

    Attractions

    Restaurants

    Events

    Hotels

    Flight Deals

    Now you have added "Bing Places" which has everything available here is what it has.

    Webpage about Philadelphia

    Bing Maps of Philadelphia

    News of Philadelphia

    Images of Philadelphia

    Videos of Philadelphia

    Attractions

    Weather

    Showtimes

    Events

    Now you have to ask yourself, if the user wanted any of the information listed in Bing Places, why would they click on the destinations tab?  they would probably click on the Maps, News, Videos, or Images tab.  They would not choose the "Destinations" tab.  This:  http://www.bing.com/search

    Information is helpful because it allows me to get to the information I want faster, the Destinations tab just adds an additional click.

  2. The Bing Team

    Thanks for the feedback.  We will pass along to the team.

  3. Anonymous

    Public transport information is missing

  4. hotels

    I think the destinations pages are helpful to visitors.

  5. Injury Lawyer Philadelphia

    it is really amazing feature……it helps the visitors upto large extent in finding the location they want to visit.

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