Travel & Tourism (148)
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
Just nine minutes from the city centre of Hamburg, the new ‘Wälderhaus’ (Woodhouse) has opened its doors. It comprises of a hotel, a restaurant, a convention space and an educational centre where guests can learn about nature. The building is made almost entirely out of local trees and each room follows the theme of a certain type of tree.
We Hate Tourism Tours is a small Portuguese tourism company, from Lisbon, offering a completely different experience in and around Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais or Sesimbra deliberately avoiding any traditional tourist routes. Instead, it proposes revolutionary tours, with unorthodox local guides, with local perspectives and unusual transport (like an old Portuguese military vehicle...).