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Not Sure Where To Go On Vacation? Ask Mr. Arlo
That's one way to do it. Another way would be to ask Mr. Arlo, an online travel companion that listens to us and makes travel planning less of a challenge and a lot more fun.
Mr. Arlo starts by asking users a few simple questions, just to get the ball rolling. "Where would you like to go?", "Are you a big spender or on a budget" and other qualifying questions, eerily similar to what a human travel agent might ask, combined with a peek at their Facebook profile, friends and activities brings some solid recommendations.
Mr. Arlo taps 150,000 three star and above hotels, 25,000 Open Table restaurants and thousands of activities worldwide to come up with customized, detailed plans that allow users to save and share trips.
Launched just last week, Mr. Arlo is already getting a lot of attention. Nominated for Start-Up of the Year and People's Choice awards at the Travel Innovation Summit, happening right now in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Arlo is worth a look and may very well fit into your travel planning arsenal very nicely.
[Photo Credit: Flickr User mkosut]