Archive for the ‘TripTouch’ Category

Widget updates

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Following a post in Mashable, we found a small bug in the widget - sometimes states cannot be changed. Oops! Anyway now it is fixed.

We also added another small option - to ‘fix’ your location. This means that next time you load the widget (or next time you login into netvibes) you’ll see the same location, and not the automatic location that you are in.

TripTouch travel widget

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Today we’re happy to release the TripTouch travel widget. We have built a widget for personalized pages (iGoogle, netvibes).

The widget includes all our content and services - you can the travel guide + photos, accommodation, attractions, restaurants, events, travelers and utilities. All in one easy to use widget, which automatically finds your location.

We have used Netvibes’ UWA to build this widget, which worked out pretty well.

The widget can also be placed in your web page or blog. We can offer revenue-share (on bookings done via the widget - event tickets, accommodation, restaurant booking, etc.).

Check it out here!

Visiting Tripcart

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

A couple of days ago we drove to Raanana to meet Elliot and Yotam, the founders of Tripcart.

It was interesting to meet another Israeli travel startup, and to find the similarities and differences. I think both companies started from the same motivation: the love for travel and the vision of creating a better solutions for travellers.

Other than that we took very different paths: Tripcart focus is planning, TripTouch focus is “on the go”; they cover the US - we are worldwide; they create their own original content while we aggregate and integrate from other sources; they are into family vacations and we approach independent and business travellers.

We both face similar challenges with competition and investments. I wish Tripcart success- and maybe we’ll find a way to help each other along the way.

Hotels

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We have added hotels to TripTouch! Over 16,000 hotels are now available… in many locations. We have partnered with priceline to offer on-line booking at great prices.

Restaurants

Monday, April 21st, 2008

We have added restaurants for TripTouch! You can now find over 6,000 restaurants for many cities mostly in the US, and even book online.

We have partnered with openTable, which is probably the leading US restaurant web site. We’ll be adding more partners to cover more places around the world. Stay tuned…

World events 2008

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Wanna find something cool to do in April/May? Here’s a nice list of events you can find world-wide.

I’d like to see the hot-air balloon thing, personally.

Activities

Monday, April 14th, 2008

We have added a new feature to TripTouch - Activities. Now you can find local tours, extreme sports, nightlife, animal encounters and all sorts of local activities to do. You can also do online booking, of course.

We have activities for many destinations worldwide (we partnered with Viator for the activities). We will soon add another supplier to give even more activities, and for more places, too.

Enjoy ;-)

Sport events!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

We have added new sport events to TripTouch, from SportEvents365. Now we have thousands of new events, all over the world - Football, basketball, tennis, and more. You can also buy tickets to almost all these events!

We’re always working to add more and more content to TripTouch, stay tuned in the next few weeks for more such announcements.

Is there a need for travel communities in the age of Facebook?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Several years ago, travel communities were a huge promise. Many websites tried to give travelers what they want – a place to share their experiences, find new travel mates, upload their photos, and a place to ask questions and get information about their planned trips. Examples for travel communities include WAYN, TripUp, TravBuddy and RealTravel.

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Times Online

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

We like the Times! They seem to like us too - “this site is ahead of its competitors because of its clean design and good choice of partner sites”. Check it out here.