A sneak peek at CNN's new travel site

beta.cnngo.comThe Lovers Rock temple and marriage guidance center, the Japanese Invasion tour, Museum of Medical Sciences, the boundary with China at Chung Ying Street in Sha Tau Kok and the the Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works…

Before you think I’ve gone crazy, these all come as suggestions for alternative sights in Hong Kong in a piece called ‘Shove over Star Ferry’ by Ed Peters on CNNgo (cnngo.com)– a new travel website from Ted Turner’s mob.

The site launches in two days and features six Asian cities: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo with more promised soon. What it claims to do is offer an in depth insight into every city thanks to both CNN’s army of local contributors and editors but also through user based content. They also claim they pay their own way for everything.

At first glance, it’s an interesting and comprehensive site with tonnes of details that can only get better when it goes live.

Access to the beta site for the next two days is restricted to invite only but if you want an early snoop around:

  • the beta site is on the picture above
  • username: name of the site (from paragraph two above) without the .com
  • password: username2009 (where username is as above)