Monday, 2 May 2011

Plnnr - more than just a text contraction for 'planner'

Plnnr is a great little tool for planning your next trip. It's US based, and only covers a small number of cities so far - but the functionality of the technology is pretty impressive

You just pump in where you want to go, your dates; the theme to your trip (culture/outdoors/best of/ with kids), and then the level of intensity you desire.

I like their categories:
  • Light (wake up late - here to rest)
  • Easygoing
  • Moderate (no Rush)
  • Vigorous
  • Extreme (wake up early - See everything)
And finally, you choose your level of 'luxe' - one through to five stars.

Once you have made your selection in these steps, plnnr delivers a layout incorporating categories, lists and a map of your itinerary, together with this cute overlay which tells you what is what:
Initial results page from plnnr.com
It interfaces with google maps, visualises your itinerary, and even allows you to change your trip profile while in the application. It has the usual social media integration, and links through to hotelscombined.com to make your hotel booking.

It's a pretty good site/application now - but will be great once it grows to cover more cities and countries.

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