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
youXcity is an online community where both tourists and locals can exchange views, opinions and experiences on places and events in Vienna. Users can mark their views on an interactive city map and attach pictures and videos. The result is a collaborative online travel guide providing advice and recommendations for visitors.
A new survey says that ‘limited time only’ and ‘flash selling’ travel sales are gaining popularity. Almost three of ten Americans took last-minute leisure vacations in 2009. Consumers are able to take their dream vacations without breaking the bank by utilizing members - only websites such as jetsetter.com and tablethotels.com.