Could this be the end of visitor guides? Looks like Facebook is taking a swing at online travel planning sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp with “City Guides”.
Currently limited to major cities, City Guides tell you how many of your friends have traveled to this location, and where they checked in. There is also a “Where the Locals Go” section of highly rated locations, upcoming events, and popular attractions.
Right now, it appears there is no way for CVBs to take control of these pages. For now, we recommend encouraging visitors to tag their locations, and rate your partners. This may be helpful for your City Guide in the future.
Check out this new feature for yourself by looking under the “Explore” tab on Facebook!