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Online travel advice is crowded and not always relevant. gtrot, a social travel site at www.gtrot.com, is hoping to change the way young travelers find and share travel advice.
Integration with popular social networks Facebook and Foursquare, users can share their favorite check-ins from past trips. "Whether you're trying to remember that great Italian restaurant from your trip to Austin or the hotel you stayed in last spring - gtrot helps organize real-time check-ins into valuable travel advice," said Zachary Smith, co-founder and CEO.
gtrot's Trip Chat city pages, show venue check-ins and other venue travel tips from across the network. You can filter advice from everyone to just your friends. Then, choose what type of advice you're looking for, from restaurants and cafes to hotels and lodging. Like buttons allow you to see and save your favorite recommendations.
"Usually when you ask your friends for trip advice you end up with a long email of details recalled from memory. It's messy, easy to forget details and is hard to share with a lot of people." says gtrot co-founder Brittany Laughlin. "gtrot has always been about making sharing travel plans easy, and now we're focused on simplifying sharing travel advice."
Thousands are already sharing their travel plans on the site so the company hopes to source recommendations from both casual and heavy travelers alike. Visit the new site at www.gtrot.com.
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gtrot makes it easy to share travel plans and experiences with friends. Add your past trips and upcoming plans in seconds, post tips about your favorite destinations and attractions, and connect your Foursquare account to track and share the places you visit on each trip. Easily see where your Facebook friends are going for the holidays, what they recommend doing, who will be nearby, and much more. It's travel made simple and social.
gtrot took top prize at the 2009 Harvard College i3 Innovation Challenge. Rapid campus growth has drawn coverage from NYT & Boston Globe.