eTravelogue Reaches 1200 Registered Users, Receives Web Award

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eTravelogue.com, a new Internet site that enables vacationers and travel planners to produce road trip itineraries, has been awarded the "Cool Site of the Day" award for August 1, 2005. The award comes only three weeks after the site officially launched, and days after it reached the 1200 registered user mark.

eTravelogue.com, a new Internet site that enables vacationers and travel planners to produce road trip itineraries, has been awarded the "Cool Site of the Day" award for August 1, 2005. The award comes only three weeks after the site officially launched, and days after it reached the 1200 registered user mark.

The "Cool Site of the Day" award is widely considered to be one of the premier web awards, showcasing the best of the Internet. Yahoo Internet Life has called it "the original and still the best" and "required daily reading for anyone interested in keeping up with what's happening on the Web." It is impressive that eTravelogue has received the award so soon after its formal launch.

eTravelogue provides search functions for road trip planners to find attractions of interest along their route. The site also provides a number of other tools useful to travelers planning road trips, including city guides, attraction reviews, road construction information, and television and radio listings by geography. Users can also post travelogues of their trips for other travelers to use in planning their own itineraries.

With eTravelogue, travelers create road trip itineraries by choosing the start and end points of their trip, selecting attraction categories (museums, amusement parks, etc.), and a maximum distance from their route. The site then produces a list of attractions matching these criteria. From this list, users decide which attractions they'd like to visit. The chosen attractions are then added to the user's route where driving directions and maps are generated. After their trip, users are encouraged to return to the website to share their experiences with others.

The site is especially beneficial to attraction operators, as eTravelogue offers a unique opportunity to be seen by travelers who are specifically planning to visit their respective areas and types of attractions. eTravelogue offers listings and promotion services to attraction operators free of charge, and as travel planners using eTravelogue already have a destination in mind, they are much more likely to become paying customers of these attractions than are web surfers who found the attraction through a typical web search engine.

The site can be found at http://www.eTravelogue.com. All travel planning tools at eTravelogue are completely free of charge.

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