TripAdvisor, Booking.com reviews surface in Apple Maps data

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Date: Monday, April 6th, 2015, 09:10
Category: iOS, News, Software

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Apple Maps is starting to get some neat stuff put in.

Since the launch of the app back in 2012, Yelp has served as the sole partner for integrating customer reviews of businesses and other points of interest. Recently, Apple’s Maps app has begun including reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com on select hotel listings.

It’s currently unclear as to whether a hotel will include a review from Yelp, TripAdvisor or Booking.com, but these reviews have been showing up either way, especially with Booking.com’s stronger international presence in England, France and Australia.


Apple has yet to officially acknowledge that it is sourcing Tripadvisor and Booking.com and has stuck with Yelp for the time being, though this may change.

One major improvement that appears to be in the works is street-level imagery similar to Google’s Street View and Microsoft’s Streetside for Bing Maps. Minivans outfitted with sensor arrays and apparently leased by Apple have been spotted in several areas around the United States, with the behavior of the vehicles on residential streets and in parking lots suggesting they are collecting street-level imagery.

If you’ve seen changes in Apple Maps of late, please let us know in the comments and feedback.

Via MacRumors

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  14. Just checked Apple maps in my small neck of the woods and Trip Advisor has come up a few times even in the remotest parts of the uk

  15. Hey Chris,

    I have been tracking the different partnership developments on Apple Maps for a while. It’s interesting that TripAdvisor and Booking.com have started showing up before GasBuddy and GreatSchools data. In February I discovered that Apple had started to disclose those two as data providers. See http://applemapsmarketing.com/2015/02/apple-maps-makes-adds-yext-gasdaddy-greatschools-other-data-providers/

    Since late 2014, in the U.S. Apple has also started to let trusted agencies start to update local business data in Apple Maps. See http://applemapsmarketing.com/2014/11/apple-maps-announces-new-business-listings-data-partners/

    I expect over the next year we will we see a lot more data integrations like this in Apple Maps.

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