Our Mapping System is Better Than Ever!

While researching resorts on our website, have you ever wondered what attractions are nearby? Now when you are booking travel on GlobalDiscoveryVacations.com you can view the businesses and attractions nearest each vacation property. With just a few clicks you will be able to locate everything from restaurants, ATMs and gas stations, to shopping malls, museums and amusement parks.

Here’s how to use the Point of Interest mapping system:

1.) After you have selected an available resort, click on the “Map” tab to open the search tool (see image below).

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The “Map” tab and search box are circled in red.

2.) Enter a specific search term or business name in the “Enter a location” box (highlighted in yellow) OR select from the drop down menu (circled in red). If you entered a specific search term, the Point of Interest system will pull up search results only for the term you entered. For example, if you type “Publix” in the box, the system will only search for “Publix” stores in the area, rather than searching for all nearby grocery stores.

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Type a location in the box or select from the drop down.

If you make a selection from the drop down menu, the system will pull up every nearby result for that search term. You can see an example of this type of search in the image below, where we selected “Grocery or Supermarket” from the drop down.

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Results for a search for “Grocery or Supermarket”. The resort is indicated by the red marker.

As seen in the image above, the search tool found several grocery stores near the resort (whose location is indicated by the red maker). You can get more information on each business by clicking on the blue icons on the map, or by clicking on the business’ name in the search box to the right. An informational pop-up box will appear, giving the business’ address, phone number and web address, if applicable. In the photo below you can see an example of one of these pop-up boxes. 

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An informational pop-up box for a Publix store containing the business’ contact info.

Give our new Point of Interest system a try and plan the perfect vacation for your needs and interests!

 

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.

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