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NileGuide Opens the Gates, Giving Anyone Access to Rich Travel Content Through a Public API

(April 01, 2010)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/10 -- NileGuide today announced the release of a free public API, demonstrating its continued commitment to innovation in the world of travel recommendations and trip planning. After months of investing in the development of diverse, high-quality original content through a network of local travel experts around the world and an in-house editorial team, NileGuide is now sharing its rich library of neighborhood information, trip itineraries, downloadable guides, and destination blogs written by Local Experts with any website that wants it.

"We don't believe in a walled garden of travel content," said NileGuide CEO Josh Steinitz. "Instead, we view each element of content we produce as a means of raising awareness and driving traffic through the broader web ecosystem. This supports our business model based on media and transaction referrals, and gives our content creators even greater distribution."

As an early user of the NileGuide API, the Bay Area News Group has integrated NileGuide "local expert picks" into the Mercury News online travel section, and soon will be adding NileGuide's free downloadable PDF guides as well. Similarly, Andrew Mattie, developer of the popular WordPress plug-in known as Local Market Explorer, found the NileGuide API "extremely easy to use as a developer, while offering my users unique content for local attractions and trip itineraries."

Unlike APIs from many other content sites, NileGuide does not restrict users of the service to display only small snippets of content, teasers, or headlines. Instead, the terms of use enable anyone to make use of all of the content in its entirety with appropriate attribution. To access NileGuide's free public API, visit the "For Developers" link to download the simple documentation, view sample content elements, and gain access to some of the most unique travel content on the web.

About NileGuide
Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world's most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource that makes the trip planning process fast, fun and personalized, helping travelers make the most of their trips. NileGuide's web site and mobile applications offer access to hundreds of thousands of points of interest around the world, including hotels, activities, restaurants and suggested itineraries. The company's technology enables travelers to create custom itineraries and easily filter their content to find recommendations based on preferences such as "local recommended," "off the beaten path," or "family friendly." For more information, visit NileGuide's Press Room.

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