Archive for October, 2007

New updates to TripTouch

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Today we made some update to the site. We have added new events (sports, arts, festivals, etc.) - all from eventful which is a user-generated event site. We have also updated our get-more-events and hostels search pages, and now they work better. We also added two new travel-information categories (get in and get around), taken from wikitravel.

We have also made some changes to the url structure in TripTouch.

More and more locations…

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

This week we upgraded our Thailand pages - adding more locations, better travel information, and useful links for each city.

It’s getting more obvious today that just relying on user-generated content might be a bit problematic. I think that the right path is to combine both user-generated content with some editing that can make sure the information is useful, and organized properly. Anyway that’s one of our goals, and hopefully we’ll be able to do so ;-)

BBC Buys lonely planet

Monday, October 1st, 2007

In an interesting move, BBC buys the lonely planet - the travel guide publishers. Interestingly BBC see this as part of their internet efforts. Does that mean that they will focus more on the web and less on the printed guides? Time will tell. Currently The lonely-planet web site has very little content compared to the guides themselves (although it has forums and other services which are obviously only available online).