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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
In Amsterdam, the Hans Brinker is known as a local and cheap youth hostel for American backpackers. It does not promise its clients anything besides a bed.
The free service ‘travelload’ helps to organise and plan trips. Booking confirmations from flights, hotels, trains are collected and compiled into intelligent itineraries on your mobile. These are automatically updated by travel data such as flight delays and mobile check-ins.