When you select a city from TripTwit you will see a real-time stream of tweets from local sources like restaurants, museums and attractions. You can further refine the results through filtering and searching. For example, you can see tweets just from hotels or search for “free” things to do. There are also tabs for Local Deals and Travel Deals which automatically extract tweets that provide information on saving money.
Both travel and real-time search are competitive areas right now as seen with Google’s acquisition of ITA and Bing rolling out real-time search features. Even Twitter itself is constantly enhancing their real-time search capabilities. TripTwit is an interesting entrant into the field.
TripTwit currently offers travel guides for 16 American cities.
TripTwit real-time results for New York city, searchable by keyword or business type.