Chicksaway.com, the Social Media site for Women and Travel, launches at the Student Youth and Travel Association Conference (SYTA) in Whistler, BC

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Chicksaway.com, the innovative website community for women to Dream, Connect, Share and Remember their travel experiences, officially launched at the SYTA Conference held in Whistler, BC last week.

it is estimated that women will spend $125 billion on travel within the next year. Last year alone, US women took 32 million trips with 80% of the travel decisions made by women.

Developed by A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing and its parent Company, Kuikene Inc, http://www.chicksaway.com is the first Social Media website dedicated solely to women and travel, and was officially launched last week at the annual Student Youth and Travel Association Conference.

Recognizing women travel differently than men and assume different roles when they travel: mother, wife, sister or friend, Chicksaway.com allows women to customize their own travel website and share experiences with other women.

According to women's travel expert, the GutsyTraveler.com, "it is estimated that women will spend $125 billion on travel within the next year. Last year alone, US women took 32 million trips with 80% of the travel decisions made by women."

Until the launch of Chicksaway.com, there were no online travel agencies, portal websites or social media sites that addressed what is important to women as a unique travelling consumer, and allowed women a voice to share travel experiences.

"Our vision is to provide a community for women to connect with other like minded women to discuss travel dreams, plan a vacation or business trip and share experiences," said Patricia Brusha Co-founder and Principal, Chicksaway.com. "Our intent is to ensure that women's voices and ideas are heard by the travel industry and to allow them to create a central resource for both dialogue and research - a women's version of Wikipedia for Travel and so much more."

Chicksaway.com uses a simple platform combining Blogs and Groups. Women can join for free and immediately create a travel blog, upload photos, videos and invite friends to view and comment. These blogs can be fully imported into other social media applications such as Facebook, so women can use Chicksaway.com as a main source to discuss and share their travel experiences.

Groups are created by women based on their own individual travel interests. Such diverse groups as single mom getaway weekends, honeymoons, Tuscany travel and dream trips are a few of the initial groups started. All travel oriented business's including hotels and destinations are encouraged to start their own groups. Both Blogs and groups are being indexed by the search engines and have the ability to be found through natural search.

The website provides a multidimensional online community and recognizes that women are unique when researching; planning and booking travel. Led by "Meme the Travel Chick," Chicksaway.com will become a trusted source for women planning travel as the content will be created by its users. Visit http://www.chicksaway.com for more information or to join the conversation.

About Chicksaway.com:
Chicksaway.com is a new social media site for women to plan, share and connect about their travel experiences. The Chicksaway.com concept was developed by the online marketing firm A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing, who together with its parent company http://www.kuikene.com combined social media technology, and online travel industry expertise to create a social media portal for women who travel. Co-Founders Patricia Brusha and Alicia Whalen have developed three distinct business units around online marketing, tourism marketing and online marketing education with the successful e-marketing conferences held annually in Canada, http://www.onlinerevealed.com; online media firm A Couple of Chicks e-Marketing and the new http://www.chicksaway.com . The "Chicks" have published over 25 articles and offer interactive e-marketing workshops which take them on many travel adventures of their own. Visit http://www.kuikene.com for more information.

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