TripAdvisor launches ‘Travel Timeline’ on mobile app

Leading travel site TripAdvisor has announced the launch of a ‘Travel Timeline’ feature for its mobile app that will enable travellers to log and share experiences from their trips.

The Travel Timeline feature automatically chronicles the places visited and photos taken on a trip, and allows travellers to recall and review sites and share their travel timeline with friends. The feature will operate without an Internet connection, helping travellers avoid data and roaming charges.

‘Travel Timeline is a useful and valuable tool for chronicling travel experiences and conveniently capturing moments to remember,’ said Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product, TripAdvisor. ‘TripAdvisor not only helps travellers plan and book their trips, but with Travel Timeline we help our community document and share them too.’

To activate Travel Timeline, users may log on to the TripAdvisor mobile app and opt-in to the feature. Upon activation, it will automatically create a timeline of the places that the travellers have visited and the photos they’ve taken at each location, which can be viewed in chronological order or as a route on a map.

While the timeline is private to the user on their TripAdvisor app, travellers can edit their timeline and share it with family and friends. It will register the points of interest that the user has visited in a running timeline, allowing them to rate and review hotels, restaurants, or other attractions visited.

Travel Timeline uses the phone’s GPS and motion sensors to predict the places of visit. Travel Timeline will be available through the free TripAdvisor mobile app only on iOS in 28 languages worldwide. Users may turn the feature off at any time.

According to TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors with more than 290 million reviews and opinions covering 5.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.