Microsoft and the Bing team have released a travel app for Windows Phone 8 to join the Finance, Sports, News and Weather apps on the platform.

The Bing Travel Beta is of course powered by Bing and its wealth of data on various locations around the world.

It provides you with destination guides, user travel photos, expert reviews, daily trip ideas, hotel listings and much more, all from the convenience of your phone. Check airport arrivals/departure status and pin a flight you are tracking to your start screen. Make last minute flight bookings after comparing the best price from multiple providers. Use the new Nearby feature to find inspiring photos, attractions and more around you right now, whether at home or on your travels.

The app is extensive in the amount of information it provides and using the location features on your phone it can give you immediate info on restaurants, lodging and attractions in your area.  You can then save your favorite locations for quick reference in the future and that info will sync across all of your Microsoft account connected Windows devices.

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Download: Bing Travel Beta for Windows Phone

Via: Neowin