TripAdvisor has introduced a new feature that allows its readers to combine advice from their Facebook friends with the reader reviews that the site is known for.
At TripAdvisor.com, you can click on a Facebook icon to create a TripAdvisor account that links with Facebook (or log in with your Facebook id). Then, when researching a destination, hotel, attraction or restaurant you will now see a list of your friends who have also been to that location in the top, right-hand corner. In order for friends to show up, though, they also have to be users of the TripAdvisor Cities I’ve Visited application on Facebook. The TripAdvisor Trip Friends feature then allows you to message friends for travel advice.
According to TripAdvisor, the Cities I’ve Visited application has more than five million monthly active users. But how well this works for you will depend on how many of your friends use this application.
I’ve got my Cities I’ve Visited set up, so maybe we’ll be connecting soon to talk travel?