Online Travel Comes to Life With MapVivo Virtual Travel Journals

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The launch today of MapVivo, a social travel experiences web site, enables travelers to bring their journeys to life by pinning images, text and video to online maps which can be shared with friends and family.

Inspired by a wall mounted pin map, MapVivo's online travel journals provide a novel solution for sharing travel experiences, and based on this approach the MapVivo team is creating a social platform on which they plan to build an exciting array of services for travelers.

As well as allowing users to create unique travel journals, MapVivo allows travelers to capture and share information which can help other travelers plan ahead and exchange valuable tips and information. Although plenty of travel sites already attempt to do this, the MapVivo team believes that their approach provides an elegant solution for capturing all aspects of the travel experience.

The concept was originally envisaged by MapVivo cofounder Mike Popielnicki while searching for a method to record and share journeys in place of his wall mounted pin map. Following a year of development and testing by a small team of web developers, MapVivo have recently secured long term investment and have ambitious future plans for the site.

Future releases of MapVivo will expand on its social features, improving integration with other social sites such as Facebook and Twitter and providing member messaging, group travel diaries and features to allow fellow travelers to meet up on the road. A mobile version of the platform is in the works, allowing real-time diary entries and recording of travel information.

MapVivo is offered free of charge, with no plans to ever charge users for the service.

To see examples of how MapVivo can bring journeys to life, visit MapVivo and explore some of our featured journeys, or sign up for a free account.

About MapVivo:
MapVivo enables users to create and share on-line travel journals by adding images, text and video to a virtual journey map. This unique approach forms the foundation of a long term plan to create a large and engaging travel community.

MapVivo is headquartered in London, and is staffed by founding members Tom, Mike, Wojtek and Mark. The company obtained long term investment funding in February 2009 and was incorporated in the same month.


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