Apple is now including hotel reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com in their Apple Maps local search results.
Spotted by AppleInsider reader Ram, Apple Maps searches are returning TripAdvisor reviews for specific hotels, including the Days Inn in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Further investigation showed Booking.com reviews also popping up in various locations around the world, including China.
Previously, Apple Maps had relied solely on Yelp to provide reviews for its local search results. Users are able to read the reviews for various points of interest and merchants without leaving the app.
Apple doesn’t currently list either Booking.com, or TripAdvisor as sources on the Apple Maps attribution webpage, however results from the two services are now appearing in Maps search results.
While we don’t know the plans Apple may have for further use of the new information from the two travel sites, the results are currently appearing alongside the Yelp results.
Apple has been working to improve its Apple Maps service and associated iOS and OS X apps, since its stumble at the starting gate upon its 2012 launch.