Acquisition of Travelblogs.com by Tupela

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Tupela Ltd. AS (trading as Travellerspoint.com) has expanded its presence in the travel blogging market through the acquisition of Travelblogs.com.

The acquisition of Travelblogs.com (http://www.travelblogs.com) further expands Tupela's (http://www.tupela.com) presence in the travel blogging market, where it has been active since May 2004 with it's flagship site, Travellerspoint (http://www.travellerspoint.com). Travel blogs are a relatively new addition to Travellerspoint, complementing popular Travellerspoint services like the travel forums, travel helpers, photography and travel friends reunited areas. Since their implementation on Travellerspoint, over 2500 blogs have been started by members of the active travel community.

With the acquisition of Travelblogs.com, the founding brothers have taken the next step towards securing growth and presence in this niche area of the vastly popular blog market. As Tupela co-founder Samuel Daams says: "The main attraction for us is of course the domain name, an invaluable asset in the long term. Coupled with our own experience and current developments underway, this was an opportunity that we couldn't pass up."

Travelblogs.com itself will experience something of a facelift, as Samuel hints at a range of improvements and changes currently being planned. "We're planning a much more robust and contemporary system on Travelblogs.com, but that's all I can say right now."

Details of the acquisition were not released.

Note to Editors

Travellerspoint (http://www.travellerspoint.com) went live in August of 2002, giving travellers worldwide an international meeting point. More than 65,000 members from over 230 countries actively participate in the community, using the numerous free services offered to plan their trips, keep loved ones updated while on the road and stay in touch with friends they met on their journeys once they return.

Travelblogs.com (http://www.travelblogs.com) is an online travel magazine featuring some of the web's best travel writing and photography from more than 30 well-travelled contributors.

Travellerspoint and Travelblogs.com are owned and managed by Tupela Ltd. AS (http://www.tupela.com).

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