Utrip makes it easy for travelers to experience the destination highlights that most interest them, be it food, art or history. Just like a culinary experience, every palate is different, and Utrip is all about personalizing travel for their users.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Utrip, a free travel planning platform that creates personalized itineraries in minutes, announced today it has launched its first five U.S. destinations: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Visitors to these cities are now able to quickly create personalized itineraries, based on their interests and budget. Once an itinerary is created, Utrip’s companion mobile app allows travelers to view their itinerary and receive additional personalized recommendations while on the go.
When researching a new destination, Utrip identifies local area experts, who help curate each city’s offerings and create featured trips highlighting their favorite venues. For the Seattle launch, Tom Douglas, celebrated chef and author, has created several culinary-oriented trips, including Eat Your Way Through Seattle, and Seafood Lovers Seattle. For San Francisco, Mark Dommen, of Michelin starred One Market, has created Culinary San Francisco for Bay Area travelers. Neiman Marcus’s Fashion Director Ken Downing has created the Dallas Shopping and Art trip featuring his favorite Big “D” hotspots.
“I love being able to help promote Seattle to travelers worldwide. Utrip makes it easy for travelers to experience the destination highlights that most interest them, be it food, art or history. Just like a culinary experience, every palate is different, and Utrip is all about personalizing travel for their users,” said Tom Douglas, James Beard award-winning chef and owner of many of Seattle’s finest restaurants.
The Utrip platform uses a traveler’s interests, preferences and budget to create complete, personalized itineraries, including sites, activities and restaurant recommendations. Earlier this month, Utrip released a white-label version of its travel planning platform, Utrip PRO, which allows DMOs and hospitality groups to offer personalized travel planning on their own sites.
“We are so excited to be unveiling U.S. destinations to answer the demand for, and enthusiasm from, our existing and new customers,” said Gilad Berenstein, chief executive officer and founder of Utrip. “Thousands of European travelers have been able to simplify and personalize their travel planning with Utrip, and now it is time to bring our platform to the U.S. market.”
Utrip is a free travel planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle, WA in 2011, Utrip’s predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip’s algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries—in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends. Utrip’s companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. Utrip PRO, the white-labeled version, allows businesses to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. To learn more about Utrip or to plan your next adventure, visit Utrip.com.