If you depend on maps while traveling, or spend umteem hours looking for things to do and places to dine near your hotel, consider staying at Hilton the next time you’re booking hotels.

Hilton Worldwide recently announced the introduction of Explore, an all-new feature on the Hilton Honors app that provides members insightful information on neighbourhoods surrounding the hotel, and suggestions from locals including Hilton team members.

The app is powered by Foursquare and available in 28 markets covering around 1,000 of their global properties. Why use it? You can experience everything from food to nightlife, shopping and activities, and all recommendations boast photos and tips from the locals, including dishes to try at restaurants, the best time to go, and specific things to see in each area. All suggestions are curated to various audiences, from couples looking for date-night ideas, to families searching for kid-friendly museums, and frequent travelers on the hunt for business lunches. It basically saves you plenty of time!

Foursquare’s Places API will serve as the primary source for real-time venue information, including ratings, features, photos and hours. You can see recommendations relevant to your hotel reservation and can “favourite” these ahead of your upcoming travels too – great if you, similar to Mr. T Raf and I, like to make a list of things to do, see and eat in a country so that we don’t miss out.

Find out more about the app here 

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