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
A site that attempts to match travellers on a budget with hosts that are willing to give up their couch, has reached Dubai – the home of opulent hotels and up to seven-star luxury.
Dubai’s Monarch Hotel has been auctioning off hotel rooms in an effort to increase visits and entice potential guests to its five-star property. They’ve also offered spa treatments and dining experiences via this format.