Ebookers iPad app is ‘first social media travel guide’

Ebookers and digital solutions company Fortune Cookie have developed a new iPad app they claim is the first social media travel guide.

The ebookers Explorer application aggregates social media content from around the web to create a dynamic travel magazine, integrating with services such as Flickr, Facebook, YouTube, Google Blogs and Twitter.

It also serves relevant hotels from the ebookers inventory.

The new app is set to launch at the travel agent consortium Advantage’s 2011 conference, where Justin Cooke, Fortune Cookie CEO will be speaking with Travolutions own Simon Ferguson. The new software is not intended to handle bookings, but rather to help inspire users in the early stages of the travel decision-making cycle.

Users will be able to share content from their personalized magazine with friends and family by Facebook, Twitter and email.

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