Archive for July, 2007

What to do in Grindelwald…

Monday, July 30th, 2007

My wife and I are going on a short vacation to Grindelwald, Switzerland. I decided to use the internet for two things - finding out what is there to do around there, and finding accommodation there.

It seems that even this simple task is not so easy to do… I visited about 5 known web sites, and many blogs and small local pages.

If you want to find accommodation, there’s a clear winner here -  TripAdvisor has a lot of hotels, they are all rated by users, and you can read tips about them. It’s easy to do, and really gives you the feeling that you can choose. Ordering via TripAdvisor is not so cool, as they simply open up a few web sites (orbitz, expedia, hotels.com, etc.) and each gives you the rate. I must say that Kayak’s approach of aggregating all offers in the same page is more elegant.

Finding out what to do in Grindelwald was a lot harder. Even though it’s one of the most popular places in Switzerland, information is hard to find one. I looked at several blogs, but didn’t have the patience to actually read them. Sites like RealTravel or VirtualTourist have too much text and I just couldn’t bear it to actually go over and read it all. WikiTravel usually has good content, but not for my location… that’s the problem with user generated content I guess. At the end I found one nice blog who had mostly pictures, and a few sentences about every little trek around the village. That one was the most useful…

Getting ready for our first launch…

Monday, July 30th, 2007

We’re working towards our first ‘launch’. Hopefully in about a week or so we’ll have our new version ready. It will be the first real TripTouch version that is published, so we’re taking a lot of time to test and tweak it…

TripTouch Raises Seed Investment and Getting Ready for Launch

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

We have released a PR about our recent finance round (seed, from private investors). We’re getting ready for our launch, also. You can read about it in StartupIsrael (Gil and I are the editors there).

First post…

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Welcome to the TripTouch blog. This is the first post, and it’s just a welcome note. I hope you’ll find this blog useful and interesting. We plan to blog about TripTouch of course, and also about the Travel 2.0 world, web 2.0. And maybe on other things. Stay tuned…