05 March 2008

TRAVEL 2.0: 122 ways to search & book trips, and co-publish guides

Italic = new in this index. Related categories: ECOMMERCE 2.0, GEO 2.0, GUIDE 2.0, MOBILITY, NOMADS 2.0, PUBLISHING 2.0. For earlier updates cf. INDEX 2.0.

Bambora- Q&A for travelers. View.

Besttripchoices- Find destinations tailored to your interests. View.

Groople*- Plan & book group travel. View.

Holidot~- Travel search engine & community. View.

Hungrysuitcase*- Plan your vacation by the contents of your suitcase. View.

Kango*- Plan your vacation based on themes. View.

Letsprovewhere- Update & share places you are going from your cell. View.

Myoutdoors- Explore, journal, map & share outdoor experiences. View.

Passportstamp- Track & share your overseas visits, create travel maps. View.

Pickuppal- Find a ride or send packages; bid on rides & get paid. View.

Placely- Coordinate your trip with others while traveling. View.

Qbichotels***~- Chain of pod hotels (Cubi: Each Cubi features a practical configuration, with an extra long Hästens bed, Philippe Starck design bathroom elements, LCD TV, high-speed Internet, safe and an ingenious work-and-dine set). View.

Sidestep- Travel search engine. View.

Sleep-in- Find or give free lodging during Euro '08 soccer championship. View.

Travellerspoint- Create & share your trip diary & find (back) travelling pals. View.

Tribewanted***- Community tourism based on Vorovoro Island & online. View.

Tripim- Find travelers who are in the same country . View.

Veogeo- See videos of what people are doing, and where. View.

Vibeagent- Explore, book & review hotels. View.

Worldtaximeter**- Get a quote for your taxi (mobile: http://www.worldtaximeter.com/m). View.

71miles- Read & contribute to regional travel portals. View.

Amicoz- Publish, explore & share mapped travel experiences & tips. View.

Atlarge- Read & write about web access at airports. View.

Audiosnacks- Create, share & download audio travel tours. View.

Bedsharing- Get a bed when travelling (well designed variation on Couchsurfingcom). View.

Blogabond- Publish your travel blog (map mash-up). View.

Bluebuzzard- Hospitality sales & marketing management solution. View.

Boo- Search , compare, share or buy trips . View.

Boompa- Show your rides & find guides & parts to improve them. View.

Boomtrek- Search for & contribute to mapped travel destinations . View.

Cfares- Search for travel & best fares. View.

Chokti- Create, publish & share your travel experiences. View.

Communitywalk- Share places & routes (map mash-up). View.

Cosmotourist- Publish, explore & book trips. View.

Couchsurfing*- Home swapping & holiday dating. View.

Cruisinaltitude- Submit & rate aviation news . View.

Dayjet*- Per-seat, on-demand jet taxi service. View.

Directbaggage- Luggage delivery service. View.

Dohop- Flight scheduler. View.

Domegos- Search and list vacation rentals worldwide. View.

Dopplr*- Share your future travel plans with your friends. View.

Epictrip- Multimedia travel wiki. View.

Everytrail- Share GPS geo-cached travel tracks. View.

Flightaware- Maps planes that are currently in the air . View.

Flyspy- Graph all of your choices in air travel. View.

Geobeats- Produce, publish & share tourist videos. View.

Geojoey- Create, publish, explore & vote on travel experiences. View.

Geotracing~- Share the geo-located photos you've made during a trip & your (animated!) route (and more…!). View.

Globalfreeloaders- Get & provide accommodation. View.

Globeblogr- Publish & share your favourite places. View.

Goloco- Share rides & trip costs online. View.

Gusto- Share trips with friends & family. View.

Hereorthere- Create, publish, explore & rate travel experiences. View.

Homeaway- Vacation rentals market place. View.

Homeforexchange~- Exchange for vacation homes. View.

Hospitalityclub- Get & provide accommodation. View.

Hotelworldmap~- Find a hotel (map mash-up). View.

Iaudioguide- Download audio tours of your favorite cities. View.

Iloho- Create, publish, explore & rate travel experiences. View.

Ilovetravelstories- Publish or bookmark & rank travel stories. View.

Isanyonegoingto- Find car shares, meet new friends & explore new places. View.

Juststepsaway- Deep filtered vertical search for vacation rentals. View.

Kayak- Price comparison with user input for travel. View.

Kayakbuzz- Find cheap destinations; Google Maps mash-up. View.

Licketytrip- Last minute vacation rentals (map mash-up). View.

Lightstalkers- Networking & discussion tools for professional travellers. View.

Map24- Route finder; 3D. View.

Maptales- Map trips. View.

Mapwing- Create, explore & share virtual tours. View.

Mashedtickets- Ticket price comparison & shopping search (map mash-up). View.

Matador- Global travel community. View.

Meet-a-local- Find local hosts in other cities (German). View.

Mytripz- Plan, publish & share your travel experiences. View.

Nirbi- Find matches for carpooling. View.

Paguna- Travel booking with 1 page Ajax interface. View.

Pairup- Find & connect to fellow travellers. View.

Planjam- Plan &/or find dates, events & trips. View.

Realtravel- Publish, explore & book trips. View.

Releton- Google + Yahoo + maps & routes. View.

Relive- Geotag your mobile cam photos, then relive & share your trip . View.

Rentmeavacation- Share your vacation homes. View.

Ridester- Get a ride or offer one. View.

Routecraft~- Route planner; add your text to locations & share it; also for mobile. View.

Rrove*- Save & share places. View.

Skibonk- Ski resorts (map mash-up). View.

Socialight- Share pictures & notes with your cell phone. View.

Spaceshare- Help your (event's) guests to connect & cut cost by sharing accommodations & facilities. View.

Spotscout- Find or sell parking space. View.

Stuffyourrucksack- Share & get tips on what to bring with you for local charities & NGOs. View.

Suggest4- Submit & rate articles on travel, marketing & business. View.

Synthravels*- Virtual travel agency (only game destinations!). View.

Tagzania- Share & map places. View.

Thisplaceiknow- Share places. View.

Tourcaster- Download audio tours of your favorite cities. View.

Trabber- Search 30 websites for cheap flights. View.

Traffic- Local traffic maps. View.

Travbuddy- Submit & share travel stories. View.

Travelistic- Upload, explore, rate & share travel videos. View.

Traveltogether- Plan & deal out trips together. View.

Treinvizier~- Actual whereabouts of Dutch trains. View.

Tripbase- Search travel based on your tastes. View.

Tripconnect- Publish & share travel advice. View.

Triphub- Plan group trips. View.

Tripmates- Meet locals, get tips. View.

Tripmojo- Map & share hotels. View.

Triporama- Plan, research & book trips together. View.

Trippermap- Record your trips through Flickr photos . View.

Trippert- Publish your travel blog. View.

Tripsync- Organize, manage & book business travel. View.

Triptie- Mix your trip from trip plans by other users. View.

Tripup- Share & explore travel content, link up with people traveling to your city. View.

Trivop*- Video hotel guide & booking system. View.

Vayama- Find best prices & schedule your international travel (USA). View.

Vcarious- Travel community. View.

Veeker- Shoot, send & share videos while you travel. View.

Virtualvideomap- Google Maps & Youtube mash-up. View.

Visitopia~- Explore user generated info & book city trips, hotels etc (rev share for good causes now, for contributors later). View.

Whereareyou~- Diary for travellers, interns and expats. View.

Whereto- Describe, tag & add content to places, and see where other people go to. View.

Whirlpad- Publish & share travel journals. View.

Wikitravel- Read & co-edit travel guide. View.

World66- Read & co-edit travel guide. View.

Zoomandgo- Upload & travel photos & videos. View.

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