Australia’s largest accommodation e-wholesale site HotelClub.net (www.hotelclub.net) has become the first Australian based online company to introduce scalable, downloadable maps. The mapping functionality is provided by Maporama
Featuring key cities of the world, including all Australian capital cities as well as international cities such as London, Paris, New York and Berlin, the extremely detailed maps allow travellers to tailor their own individual maps by selecting either high or low scale views of selected hotel locations.
Users can zoom from a citywide scale to see where the airport might be, right down to a city block view to see if the hotel is on a one-way street. Then by clicking on the corresponding icon, travellers can export these scaled maps to their PDA, email or printer, so a targeted map of the hotel location is always handy, without having to flick frantically through local guidebooks and directories.