Amazon Launches New Travel Service, Amazon Destinations
Amazon.com rolled out a new service Tuesday to help people plan and book local getaway trips through its website. The service, called Amazon Destinations, provides lists of locations near a user's home for short-term trips, offering hotel bookings, as well as information on dining and attractions. For instance, for a New York customer, the site provides bookings for hotels in the Catskills, the Hamptons and on the New Jersey Shore. Still, the rollout for now is small, with the service available for only the New York, Los Angeles and Seattle metro areas.