Slovak technology company Sygic has announced the launch of a new online travel map, designed with the intent of making it easier to plan trips and to navigate around unfamiliar destinations.
Based on Sygic’s original web planner, Sygic Travel, the new online map features an integrated itinerary design function, a travel guide including information on over 10,000 destinations, photo galleries, videos, a hotel search tool and recommendations for tours.
“So far, we’ve been focused on detailed itinerary planning,” commented Lukáš Nevosád, Vice-President of Travel at Sygic. “Our users could plan their trips, choose sights to visit and book a hotel. In addition to that, we now want to accommodate travellers who want to browse the map and discover interesting places. Because unlike other online maps, we show these places directly on the map.”
The map has also been made the focal point of Sygic’s newly redesigned app, which is available for iOS, with Android functionality forthcoming.
“With our offline map packages, the map is ready to use both online and offline,” added Nevosád. “It no longer offers solely detailed trip planning, but also exploring.”