, the Leading Website for International Vacation Travel, Announces the Opening of Places Travel Talk Forums

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TeleMapics LLC, a privately held business focused on travel, tourism and location based services, announced today the launch of Places Travel Talk Forums, at The new Forums are message boards designed to allow travelers around the world to post comments, ask questions, and participate in polls on travel issues to help create a community for the benefit of international travelers.

“We think the Web 2.0 concept has it right when it advises using the power of the Web to harness collective intelligence for the benefit of all” said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. “If you have read James Surowiecki’s book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, you will come to the conclusion that collective intelligence is often more “correct” than expert opinion. Our Places Travel Talk Forums are one attempt to advantage all travelers by sharing the experiences of other travelers.

Dobson added, “We know that our audience is able to visit more places, see more sights and experience more travel than the combined staff of ThereArePlaces. We have published our content for the ThereArePlaces community and hope that our audience will contribute their travel experiences by posting them in the ThereArePlaces Travel Talk Forums (

ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world’s best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.

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ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services (


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