Pinterest launched quietly into the world of social networking in 2010, but then made one hell of a thud a year or so later – with obvious ramifications for travel.
Brochures, guides, maps and tons of other printed material could be done away with for good thanks to the new black in the world of mobile apps – destination applications.
Much shedding of collective tears from other startups a few months ago when travel inspiration site Joobili announced it was closing its doors after almost four years in business.
Remember Joobili, the travel inspiration startup from Europe which had a nifty user interface and the financial backing of high profile tech investor Esther Dyson?
Here we go again – a peek at how destination content, social media and communications might play out in the years to come, this time courtesy of Google.
Mobile destination guide provider GuideHop has raised $800,000 in a bid to speed up expansion of its business across Latin America, China and the US.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based Lookze, a mobile application to give travelers information about the buildings and their surroundings as they walk around cities.