Microsoft brings a travel guide to your desktop with the new Travel app.
It comes pre-installed in Windows 8. Like other new apps in Windows 8, it is a Metro-styled app, built on simplicity and emphasis on content. It is a huge bonus for people who love to travel regularly.
Travel app provides a plethora of travel destinations to you for research. You can select a destination and view its details like its famous attractions, flights, hotels, restaurants, etc. In fact, you can plan a complete trip based on the data provided by Travel app.
As an alternative, type “Travel” on the Start Screen. The app will come up in the search result list. Clicking it will launch the app.
The welcome screen flaunts a wallpaper size photo of a random destination. You can browse all destinations by browsing horizontally on the right hand side.
Travel app shows details of a single destination at a time. If you select or search a destination, it will revamp its contents to show the selected destination.
For a destination, it gives you details like
Travel app shows varying content in the live tile. One is the name of the destination that you last checked out in the app.
Another is a photo of that destination.
Live tile keeps animating between these contents.