New York, NY (PRWEB) November 23, 2011
Twigmore, (http://www.twigmore.com), announced the launch of the first travel network on Facebook. Without leaving Facebook, users can now easily tap into their friend network to find real people on the ground wherever they travel.
It’s hard for a traveler to find trusted locals who can answer questions, show them around or just help when things come up. Twigmore solves this problem by enabling users to see where their friends and friends-of-friends live worldwide - no strangers to be found. “We want to put people, not places, at the heart of travel,” said Stephen Smyth, Co-founder and CEO of Twigmore, “and we see a big opportunity to take travel networking mainstream.”
On Twigmore, when a user is planning a trip to Berlin, for instance, they may discover that a friend knows someone living there. If the user likes live music, with a couple clicks, they can get introduced to this local contact for the scoop on concerts, and perhaps even go see a concert with the person when they get to Berlin. Additionally, the user can get notified if other friends are going to be in Berlin at the same time.
In just a few months of beta testing, Twigmore users have already built a database of over 1.7 million local contacts in over 38,000 cities around the world.
To see Twigmore on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/go.twigmore
Twigmore is a travel networking tool on Facebook. Twigmore connects travelers and locals through friends. The Twigmore network covers over 38,000 cities worldwide. The Company was founded in October 2009 in New York City by media executives Stephen Smyth and Peter Baer, formerly of Thomson Reuters and Warner Brothers respectively. The startup has raised $275,000 from angel investors including Shaun Abrahamson (investor in Zocdoc, Trialpay and Daylife), Ien Cheng (former Google executive) and Glenn Asano.
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