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Travel advice from the horse's mouth
Tripbod is a new travel website which connects travellers with local experts in order to get recommendations on any particular destination. Tripbods are people who are passionate about where they live and are eager to correspond with people who are interested in visiting. The website thus aims to add another dimension to holidays by throwing light upon different sides of a destination away from typical tourist attractions.
Why it matters
Dispensing authentic local knowledge gives a different dimension and a unique USP over traditional travel guides. How can other companies further tap this pool of public willingness to contribute to the travel industry?
Source: The Independent
18. November 2009
The German “E-Tour” project gives tourists the opportunity to discover the Bavarian region Allgäu by renting electric cars.
The railway company SNCF has entered into a partnership with the beauty brand Yves Rocher to organize an operation called ‘Wanted: responsible traveller, an endangered species’. Voted for by the public, the winner will win the chance to help out at forest plantation missions in India, Amazonia, Mexico and Brazil.