Google chooses HolidayIQ for hotel reviews

Bangalore | 18 Dec 2007

HolidayIQ, India’s popular holiday planning website, has been selected by Google, the global leader in the internet search business, to provide user generated content, specifically hotel reviews and hotel photographs to Google’s India local search.

HolidayIQ and Google have entered into an agreement in which content from Holiday-IQ’s hotel, resorts, home-stays & other accommodation database (user reviews and photos of all kinds of Indian travel accommodation) will be made available in Google’s local search. This service is expected to go live in early 2008.

Local search is like a “yellow pages” directory moving to the internet. It is a service that lets users search businesses in a particular city (place).

It allows you to query across the entire web and retrieve results that match the subject you are interested in and which are also relevant to a particular geographic area that you specify.

It can be accessed at http://local.google.co.in. HolidayIQ.com is owned by Leisure & Lifestyle Information Services (, India’s first travel media company. Earlier this year, HolidayIQ received a significant minority investment from Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, the holding company of the Times of India Group, the largest media organisation in India.

News Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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