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
The Dark Side reserve of Noudar is the first nature park of it’s kind in Portugal. It aims to protect the quality of the nocturnal sky and its cultural, scientific, astronomic, natural and environmental values. Associated to this Dark Side Reserve is the Dark Side Route, where tourists can choose from a series of different nocturnal activities like pedestrian walks, star observation, etc.
Washington DC transportation officials are looking at the current DIY carpooling set-up (called slugging) for tips on how to encourage commuters to carpool to work. They believe that highway gridlock could be eliminated if traffic dropped by 10%.