Research in Motion has launched a new app called BlackBerry Travel Beta. It’s available as a free download for users in the US, Canada, UK, and Spain, with more countries coming soon.
The app is designed to let you manage itineraries, find flights, book hotel rooms, and discover information about the areas where you’re traveling.
RIM has partnered with WorldMate on the app, so the itinerary management feature should be familiar to anyone who has used that app. Basically any time an airline sends flight information to your inbox, BlackBerry Travel will parse the data and create a listing, allowing you to sift through all of your upcoming trips from one app. If and when you have to change you itinerary, it will automatically be updated.
The flight and hotel search feature is powered by Expedia. The app also features local search to let you find what you’re looking for when you’re in unfamiliar territory, and LinkedIn integration to alert you if one of your colleagues is nearby.
BlackBerry Travel is available as a free download from the BlackBerry App World.