With the launch of the Google Trips app last week Google’s latest foray into travel follows the original tool for trip-planning — Google Maps — which virtually every traveler has used for years.
This week’s five startups give travelers alternatives to Google and other popular trip-planning platforms and applications, though we’re hard-pressed to name others besides Google. The startups help travelers book activities last-minute while in destination, tell them about things that they just walked by and help tour businesses automate their online bookings.
This is an excerpt from an article published on Skift. To read the full story, visit 5 New Travel Startups With New Takes on Local Discovery.