Yahoo to launch beta of new trip planner

The popular portal announces this Wednesday that it will offer enhances travel services.

CNET News staff

Yahoo plans to debut on Wednesday new services to help people plan for trips. Yahoo Travel is launching a new Trip Planner Beta, which would allow people to create, tag, share and print personalized trip itineraries and add interactive maps and driving directions.

Travelers also will be able to share photos on Flickr, exchange information on message boards and read and submit ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and other travel-related activities and sources. Users will be able to get information on vacation rentals from a database of owner listings and information from sources like the New York Times, Fodors and Conde Nast Traveler.