Travellerspoint

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Travellerspoint
Travellerspoint logo
Web address http://www.travellerspoint.com
Type of site Social network service
Available in English, Norwegian, Chinese
Owner Tupela Ltd AS
Created by Samuel and Peter Daams
Launched 2002
Current status Active

Travellerspoint is a social networking site for people who want to learn from or share experiences with other travellers. Members of the site participate through forums, blogs, photo galleries and a wiki travel guide.

Features[edit]

  • Forums: Members discuss their travel experiences in several destination and topic related forums.
  • Travel guide: A custom built wiki in which users can edit destination information to help assist potential visitors. Contributors are able to share in the ad revenue or use their share to lend through Kiva.
  • Blogs: An integrated blogging system allowing users to post content to their own Travellerspoint subdomain.
  • Photography: Users can upload unlimited photos of their trips. The best photos are manually featured and displayed throughout the site.
  • Maps: A mapping system that allows users to plot their trip's itinerary on a world map. It is interlinked with the photos and blogs. A user's map integrates their photography and blog entries through geotagging. In March 2007, Travellerspoint travel maps were nominated in the category of Best Use of Social Media for the Travolution Awards.[1]
  • Travel Planner: A travel planning tool that integrates with the above mapping tool. Allows the planning of future trips and collaboration with other members.
  • Travel helpers: An early addition to the Travellerspoint set of services was a Travel Helper system, which allowed members to sign up as travel helpers for any number of countries. There are currently over 3000 travel helpers.[2]

External reviews[edit]

Travellerspoint has been mentioned and recommended by BBC World,[3] The Guardian,[4] USA Today,[5] The Washington Post,[6] The Sydney Morning Herald,[7] The Age[8] and the MX.[9] In 2004, it was named the "Best Online-Only Agency" by Travelmole in their annual Travel & Tourism Web Awards, winning out over Travelocity and Opodo.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Travolution blog
  2. ^ Travellerspoint Statistics
  3. ^ "Click Surf". 27 February 2003. Archived from the original on 2006-10-25. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  4. ^ Sean Dodson (24 December 2005). "How to DIY: Ski Easy". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Hot sites". USA Today. 4 March 2005. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  6. ^ 'Dining alone', Washington Post, (9 March 2003)
  7. ^ Maria Nguyen, 'Quills and Spills', Sydney Morning Herald, (14 September 2002)
  8. ^ 'Greenland', The Age, (29 May 2005)
  9. ^ 'World Wide Web', MX: Escape, (13 March 2007)
  10. ^ "TravelMole announces 2004 web awards winners". May 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-09.