Today, MapQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE:
AOL), announces MapQuest
Discover, one of several upcoming tools focused on the complete
travel experience: discovering, planning, exploring and documenting the
places where the map meets life. MapQuest Discover is part of the
ongoing evolution of MapQuest's products and services designed to help
enhance a traveler's journey.
At launch, MapQuest Discover features a social platform that encourages
destination discovery through photos, allowing users to create and share
collections and photos from trips they've taken or are currently
"MapQuest Discover captures how a traveler gets inspired," said Francis
Lobo, senior vice president of AOL Services. "As one user's collections
pique another's interest, the MapQuest Discover platform spurs continued
travel and shared experiences."
This beta release of MapQuest Discover focuses on places, inspiring you
to explore and share with customized collections of destinations in a
photo or map format.
Components of MapQuest Discover include:
"Since more than 84 percent of all domestic trips in the United States
are taken in a car*, we believe MapQuest is perfectly suited to act as a
true virtual concierge," said Brian McMahon, General Manager of
MapQuest. "This is just the beginning of a complete suite of helpful
products and tools you'll be seeing from MapQuest over the next several
months to help travelers discover, plan, experience and share their
For 16 years, MapQuest has played an instrumental role in helping people
navigate the world. Today, MapQuest is the 17th most popular
mobile brand** and a top 35 website.*** With the launch of MapQuest
Discover, MapQuest is extending its capabilities to not only get users
where they want to go with direction and planning - but to inspire them
to go there.
*AAA Travel Study 2012 http://newsroom.aaa.com/category/travel**comScore
MobiLens, September 2012 ***comScore Media Metrix,
MapQuest provides Internet, mobile and business solutions delivering on
the promise of helping people dream, plan, share and go wherever the map
meets their life. MapQuest is one of the leading mapping brands online,
offering maps and directions, and reaching 37 million users in October
2012, according to comScore Media Metrix. MapQuest's mobile solutions
are compatible with a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone and
Android devices. MapQuest, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc,
is based in Denver, Colo.
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