2011 was a good year for travel startups, bringing more innovation than even before. Some travel startups were extensively praised on mainstream media, others, were less fortunate, but their value is still there. Today, we introduce the top 10 travel sites of the year.
twalaba is an online service designed to make people’s journeys more social. twalaba uses the power and convenience of social networks to find hundreds of competitive airfares in a matter of minutes.
Shiroube is the world’s largest marketplace for travelers and guides. Here, you can find your local destination guide, and locals can advertise to be a guide for travelers.
With Planify you can discover and organize your travel plans with friends, then share and sell your curated travel plans and help others experience the places you know best. Planify also has a mobile app, where you can download all the travel plans and content to save roaming data costs.
WaySavvy makes booking travel extremely simple. It helps you find the perfect trip in one simple search, by analyzing thousands of hotels and flights to figure out the optimal choices for your travel needs.
TravlrApp is a social networking site to help make travelling more social, more manageable and more open. It does this by helping you to plan where you are going, keep track of where your friends are travelling and help show what you have been up to along the way.
Globified is the best way to let others know what’s happening on your trip. At the same time, you build your own personal journey archive – a collection of travel memories to go back to and relive at any time when that wind of nostalgia hits you.
Travel Budget is a web application for discovering travel possibilities. It works with a budget and a time-frame to maximize travelling tours and options.
MileWise tracks all your rewards in one place, and once it’s time to travel, figures out how you can get the most value.
Travellution is a travel social network that connects people going or deaming to go to the same location at the same time.
CityRumors is a social network for all the people who have an interest in what is happening in their city and all around the world.