After spending nearly a year exploring the world, one thing became very clear to me: it's impossible to find a consistent Internet source with reliable travel information
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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 4, 2007
Travature Inc., today announces the beta launch of Travature.com, a revolutionary new service enabling free access to the world's travel information. Conceived initially as a response to founder Jeremy Almond's frustrations while exploring the world, Travature aims to take the headache out of trip planning. With its integrated approach to connecting and aggregating online travel information, Travature is poised to revolutionize the industry. The company's unique set of free travel tools include: a flexible airfare meta search engine, open and editable "wiki style" travel guides, a handpicked travel deal of the day, community driven restaurant reviews, as well as city travel mashups, which combines all Travature tools into one simple page.
"After spending nearly a year exploring the world, one thing became very clear to me: it's impossible to find a consistent Internet source with reliable travel information" says Jeremy. "Travel sites are often focused on making a sale; they don't have much interest in helping the consumer out. The few sites that offer no-strings-attached services are typically incomplete or focus on a single niche. As an avid traveler, I felt the industry was in need of a radical new perspective that focused on the consumer's interests. At Travature, we have drawn a line in the sand: we make it clear that our primary goal is to serve as an information resource, assisting travelers in all aspects of their travels, free of charge and free of sales gimmicks."
This mentality is the foundation of Travature's mission, to create a platform that helps people find and share travel information easily. By capturing the collective intelligence of locals and travelers alike, Travature can present reliable information across the entire travel spectrum. People visiting a new city, can check out a travel guide, written by travelers who have been there before. Those looking to eat at a new restaurant can see others' experience there. And for the many trying to decide on where to fly, Travature makes airfare research easier by showing you where, when, and how much others paid.
Of course more than just a set of travel tools, Travature brings a unified approach that can deliver far more relevant information than any one service alone. This holistic look has enabled Travature to produce completely new ways to present travel information. One such example is the ability to filter flights to show only airfare from destinations that match keywords found in a guide. Comparing airfare to "tropical islands" or searching for "spring break" destinations, becomes fast and easy, because Travature's engine can combine data from travel guides, location tags, flights, and more.
With a long-term vision of organizing all types of travel information, it's no wonder that Travature plans to aggressively add new services. The next step for Travature is to add hotels and a more interactive social network, creating a platform that enables users to share travel experiences on a more personal level. With such lofty goals, Travature is positioned as the must visit travel site for anyone going 5 or 5,000 miles.
Travature began development in the summer of 2006 and was incorporated in January 2007 by founders: Jeremy Almond, Chris Hendricks, and Flora Ng. Travature has since established itself as one of the fastest growing web 2.0 travel companies. They have partnered with over 60 of the worlds leading travel suppliers to provide rich content in everything from airfare to travel deals. Travature has been granted a provisional patent on their uniquely flexible flight meta-search engine, and with the help of its growing user base, has already amassed more than 50,000 pages of community driven content. Travature is privately funded, basing its current operations in San Diego, CA.
Chris Hendricks, EVP Marketing & Business Development