With these changes Facebook will be phasing out its Facebook Places feature on mobile devices. This move comes from making the interaction and experience more like Facebook versus trying to compete with and mirror location-based check-in sites like Foursquare by adding the Place as a descriptor on status updates versus solely being the post. Users will still be able to “check-in” to businesses but instead through their status updates by adding City Location and Tagging a Business in a post. This will be a benefit to businesses since location-based activities wouldn’t be restricted to just mobile devices but will be available on desktop/laptop computers as well. With this change Facebook is looking at location in three different ways – Where I’m going, Where I am, and Where I have been. Depending on how Facebook continues to roll this out could be a huge plus for hotels to play in the location-based marketing space. Get the full story at EyeForTravel