Posts Tagged ‘Facebook Travel’

How Big is Social Travel?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011


What countries are most likely to want to use social travel websites? | Tnooz.

Announcing gtrot & Let’s Go Partnership

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Let’s Go Travel Guides and partner to create the next generation social travel guide
New partnership combines expert travel advice with real-time recommendations from friends

Monday April 4, 2011 - Let’s Go, Inc., the leading publisher of budget travel guides, and social travel site announced today a groundbreaking partnership to create personalized, online social travel guides for better trip planning.

“Anyone who has ever planned a trip knows that there’s no shortage of travel information on the Web,” said Joseph Molimock, Publishing Director. “But a lot of that information is outdated or inaccurate, and it’s hard to trust anonymous reviews or recommendations written by people with different interest and tastes.  Our partnership with will begin to change all that.”

Visitors to looking for travel advice will discover a combination of expert reviews powered by Let’s Go and social recommendations from Facebook friends.  The social component includes venue ratings, Facebook and Foursquare check-ins, and real-time tips submitted by Facebook friends during their trips.

“It’s truly a dynamic and social experience,” said Brittany Laughlin, co-founder of  “The recommendations for a given destination are constantly updated with real-time reviews, easily searchable and savable, and personalized with social and expert reviews.”

Thousands of people use to share travel plans and tips with Facebook friends.  The site alerts travelers to friends with overlapping plans and allows users to find friends who have been to their destination.

Let’s Go, the definitive source for budget travel guides, has provided travelers with authentic, affordable, and off-the-beaten-path advice for more than 50 years in hundreds of destinations.

About Let’s Go and gtrot:

About Let’s Go, Inc.: Let’s Go publishes the world’s favorite student travel guides written entirely by college undergraduates. With pen and notebook in hand, and a few changes of underwear stuffed in their backpacks, Let’s Go student researchers go across continents, through time zones, and above expectations to seek out the best travel experiences. Let’s Go has been on the road for 50 years and counting; and on a mission to provide readers with sharp, fresh coverage and socially responsible opportunities to go beyond tourism. Our website,, connects readers to our researchers—and each other—with blogs, photos, and the latest travel deals.

About gtrot: makes travel more social by helping users share travel plans and experiences with Facebook friends. Travelers can see where friends are going for the holidays, who’s been to a destination they’re visiting, and which friends will be nearby. We also make it easy for travelers to discover things to do based on recommendations gathered in real-time from friends and daily deals available in their destination. Our users are currently sharing trips to more than 30,000 destinations worldwide.

gtrot 2.0- More Fun than Getting Groped by the TSA

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Travel is huge this week! Although we don’t bring public pat downs or full body scans- we are bringing you the best place to share those upcoming- potentially frisky- travel plans.

Say hello to gtrot 2.0! Visit your travel profile to see what’s new, share your holiday travel plans, and explore your friends’ trips.

Some highlights from the new gtrot:
1) Share any trip with a unique link. Post the link to your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or email so that all friends can follow your trip – even if they’re not on gtrot!  See an example here:
2) Connect your Foursquare account. We’ll automatically add check-ins to your past and current trips, making it easy to track and share the places you experience as you travel.
3) Give and get travel advice. On the new Trip Chat page, you and your friends can post updates and travel tips by destination. Tag and rate your favorite places in each city, and see what your friends recommend doing before you go.
If you have any feedback about the new gtrot, or a great travel story you’d like to share, email [email protected] or find us on Twitter @gtrot. We hope to hear from you!

Welcome to Heathrow, The Musical

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Anyone that’s ever flown into an airport, or has watched the movie ‘Love Actually‘, knows that the Arrivals area of the airport is a place for reunions, private car service pick-ups and the occasional musical performance… wait what?

Okay, maybe a musical performance is not something you regularly see in an airport but that’s changed for these lucky traveler’s arriving at Heathrow Terminal 5. Check out the T-Mobile sponsored promotion below.

So what will you be singing next time you get off a plane? We want to know! Share with us on @gtrot or on Facebook.

Speaking of booking travel, have you signed up for gtrot yet? We make booking travel, sharing trips and sharing advice easy! Sign up easily with Facebook connect today!