Archive for August, 2007

Israel…

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

As an Israeli company, we decided to make Israel the first country we focus on . So we have added some locations, travel information and useful links. I think now we have a good site for Israel. We now need to make the same effort for more countries of course.

Most of our information comes from other sites (we’re a sort of mashup I guess) - but it seems that if you can make the information and presentation a lot better with not a large effort.

Travel information

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

TripTouch has been updated today. We have added travel information, taken from WikiTravel. We’ve also made some small changes and face lifts to the site.

Numbers of travelers / length of trip

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

One of the first things we did when we started TripTouch is gather some information about travelers. The normal way of measuring tourism in countries is the number of arrivals. Our goal was to find the places for us to focus on at first. We need to find the countries with most tourists.

Some of those numbers really confused us. India for example has only 4.5 million arrival in a year. But there seems to be so many tourists there! When we thought a little about it, we understood that if you want to measure how many tourists are in a country, arrivals is not enough - the average length of the trip is important too. Many people go to India for long periods - it’s very common to stay for a few months or even a year. The correct figure we should be aiming at is the average amount of tourists in a country in a day.

Moving to an office…

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

We just moved to our new office a few days ago… after a long period of working ‘from home’, we finally have an office. There are still many things to fix and get ready, but at least we are all working here together now.

TripTouch launched…

Monday, August 6th, 2007

We just launched our first web site! We are still in beta, and there are many features and lot’s of content that were not included in this version, but still it feels good to finally have a public site. We actually refer to this event as a soft-launch…

TripTouch is all about locations (as we believe a travel web site should be). We are featuring around 2,500 locations (cities or villages) in this first release, and hopefully this number will grow quickly.

If you can find a few minutes to play around with the site, it’ll be great. We’ll be happy to hear any comments or ideas…