Liz Gannes

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TripAdvisor Makes Itself Available Offline to Help Travelers Avoid Roaming Charges

For travelers who venture to faraway places and would rather not incur roaming charges, TripAdvisor this week launched an iPhone app called City Guides with a heavy offline component. The app hooks into 20 major cities’ worth of TripAdvisor user reviews, maps, self-guided tours and offline maps that tie into GPS and compass navigation. Users download the guides they need in advance.

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