Do you want to plan a trip around the Helsinki City Marathon next month?
Or perhaps if you happen to be in Jerusalem, you might want to check out the Balkan Gypsy Music at the Bible Lands Museum.
Travel-planning website NileGuide introduced international events listings, which enable consumers to plan vacations around festivals, concerts, sporting events and art exhibits -- even the Sauna Bathing World Championships in Heinola, Finland -- and, in some cases, to get recommendations about the happenings.
NileGuide CEO Josh Steinitz says the events content comes via a new partnership with Frommer's Unlimited, as well as from existing partners such as Ticketmaster and Wcities, and from NileGuide's posse of local experts.
Users can access the events listings from multiple place on the site, including an Events tab and from NileGuide's Events Map.
Searching for events can be done by destination or through filters, including outdoors, kid-friendly, sports, date range or lots of other preferences.
And, as you go shopping for events, you can neatly add them to your trip list for later viewing.
NileGuide enables you to view San Francisco's "must-see" events, for example, ranging from the San Francisco Marathon to the Kinetic Sculpture Race.
So, if you are visiting San Francisco anyway or you've been running 20 miles on Sundays for the last two months in preparation for the marathon, you can find out more about the events on NileGuide.
Many of the events don't yet have NileGuide Expert Tips or the tips are perfunctory, such as this one for the San Francisco Marathon: "Come for the Marathon, stay, and enjoy the City."
Steinitz says NileGuide has created something special and "elegant" with the events content because it is integrated with trip-planning features throughout the site.
"It's an entirely new category that's not served well today," Steinitz says, adding that it was one of the most-requested features from NileGuide users.
He adds: "We know there is a large chunk of travelers who plan their trips based around events. Others want to participate in or attend events while they are there."
NileGuide can monetize the events content through its regular advertising on the site and some of the events are bookable through partner websites, with NileGuide receiving a transaction fee for completed bookings.