Chicago, IL, United States (PRWEB) June 4, 2010
SocialOrbits.com, the first fully collaborative travel reservation and event planning web application, is making public announcement of their alpha launch today.
The site is aimed at helping users get together more often by providing a tool that enables them to suggest dates, times, and locations, and then vote on them as a group. Ultimately making it easier to plan group travel — from hotel to flight reservations — the tool will also help users organize a dinner with friends, book a tee time, and more.
Presently, SocialOrbits.com has only unveiled its event planning solution as part of its alpha launch. Unlike other planning tools, SocialOrbits.com allows users to involve their guests at the very beginning of the planning process. This way, the planning becomes much more of a conversation, democratizing the decisions and involving everyone who wants to voice their opinion.
Travel has emerged as the top selling product online. The US market alone is estimated to surpass $162 billion by 2012 in total sales according to eMarketer. As an affiliate marketer SocialOrbits.com would provide Travel Suppliers with an efficient, low-cost distribution channel.
As CEO and Founder Jorge Vasquez put it, “It’s a win-win. The travel suppliers get quality traffic, and we provide a completely new way for them to interact with their customers. We then monetize on the affiliate commissions." These affiliate commissions will sustain the growth and continual development of SocialOrbits.
“In the end, I was just tired of the email chains, to be honest. Every time I wanted to get the guys together, it took 200 emails and an endless circle of phone tag. So when I set out to find something better, and realized there wasn’t anything, well, I found a few people who were as frustrated as I was and we set out to build it. But it was important we have a business model. That we created something that provided its own means to make money so that ultimately we wouldn’t have to find ourselves abusing our user’s personal data.”
SocialOrbits is set to release its beta version, which will include collaborative travel functionality, by the fall of 2010.
For more information, please visit the SocialOrbits.com website, or contact:
Marketing and PR Representative/ T: (312) 725-9830
About SocialOrbits, LLC
SocialOrbits.com is a DEMO alum, having been asked to present at this years DEMO Spring 2010 as one of seventeen companies entered under its Alpha-Pitch program, where it was well received. The management team is currently comprised of Derek Nelson, Ted Novak, Denis Hennessey and Sheldon Conaty.