Launches Insider – The Best Travel Advice From Around The Web

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Announcement coincides with new site features, blogging tools, and RSS support., the premier source for personalized hotel ratings and travel advisory services, today launched the Insider, a daily compilation of the best travel advice, news, and suggestions culled from members and from around the web. Accessible from the home page with the most recent posts prominently displayed, the TP Insider allows travelers to mastermind the perfect trip by providing exciting vacation ideas, important travel tips, and up-to-date events and activities around the world.

Travelers now need only to turn to the Insider for a comprehensive travel information resource. Useful advice and tips are drawn from members' personal travel blogs, hotel reviews and the blog editor's correspondence with members, as well as from prominent industry experts and independent research. The section also features information on travel products, guide books and gear, current travel deals and promotions, and travel industry news.

Along with the new Insider,, best known for its innovative hotel review filtering capability that allows travelers to segment reviews according to the demographics of the reviewer, also announced an updated look and feel, streamlined navigation, and several exciting new features, including:

  • Easy access to recently-posted, relevant hotel reviews, travel blogs and photos, and an ever-changing "tag cloud" for the 50 cities where TravelPosters are traveling.
  • City pages with essential tools a traveler needs to plan a great trip, including the top-rated hotels, travel recommendations and stories from real travelers, and traveler photos.
  • RSS feeds to subscribe to a travelers travel blog and itineraries to keep track of a friend's trip as it unfolds, or to easily find advice from real travelers that customers can trust.
  • A new "travel blog" presentation of a travelers stories, photos, hotel reviews, and trip itineraries.
  • Even easier tools for posting hotel reviews and travel blogs.

These new features complement's unique hotel review filtering capability, as well as the site’s personalized maps showing everywhere a customer has traveled, and the Web's easiest tools for storing and sharing travel experiences.

“We are extremely excited about these new changes to the site,” said Sam Shank, CEO of “The launch of the TP Insider provides one place for a traveler to go to get the most useful and most current travel news and advice the Web has to offer. This saves valuable time and allows for more informed travel decisions. In fact, all of our features are essentially giving travelers more friendly, honest, interesting and relevant ways to research, plan and document their travel, as well as follow others’ trips, all of which promotes positive, successful travel experiences for our customers.”

With nearly 200,000 hotel reviews, is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the Web and the largest independent and impartial site for relevant hotel reviews. The site offers superior travel planning by matching travelers with the hotels that best meet their needs by providing travel advice from people truly like them. delivers a set of comprehensive, consistent, and easy-to-use hotel reviews with a filtering feature that allows travelers to segment reviews according to age, gender, purpose of stay, and travel budget. The reviews are integrated with a travel blogging community in which travelers are able write about their experiences, post photos from their trips, and keep track of where they’ve been on a world map.


Founded in January of 2004, develops and markets online applications that collect and organize user-generated travel information in order to fundamentally improve the way people research and shop for travel. The site provides personalized hotel reviews, blogging, and tools to help people research, plan, record and share their travels. The mission is to build the most trusted resource for researching, planning, and reserving hotels and travel. The company is based in San Francisco. For more information please visit

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