Placely Launches Travel Feature

Los Angeles-based Placely, a web 2.0 startup focused on travel, said today that it has launched a new feature to help users receive relevant travel information about travel destinations. The firm said its new TripKit feature allows users to enter a travel itinerary, and receive a map, weather forecast, and top restaurant choices, along with other information through a Google Maps mashup. Placely launched a beta of its web site late last year; the site is focused on connecting users with other travelers and allowing users to coordinate travel and meet others.