While online travel guides have existed for long, Travelomy builds a truly compelling information source for the traveler by leveraging next-generation technologies that focus on rich content, geo-location and social media.
Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
Bangalore based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel and tourism guide for South Asia that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide complete travel information to a traveler. Covering 5 countries and approximately 5000 places and activities, it provides ranked and mapped lists of top tourist attractions for India (and also Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka), making it really easy for a traveler to plan his itinerary around these countries.
While online travel & tourism guides have existed for long, new entrant Travelomy challenges the status-quo by virtue of the way it leverages next-generation technology to provide comprehensive travel information. It focuses on three key aspects – rich content, geo-location and social media; and uses them effectively to build a truly valuable information source for the traveler.
With more than 5000 travel photos and videos of India itself that cover wildlife, adventure, natural scenery and much more, Travelomy brings each place alive for the traveler even before getting there. The social media integration enables the user to seek and share the latest information over the social streams, thereby making sure that he is never out of touch with his social graph. Dynamic travel maps and knowledge of geo-location coordinates for the traveler and the 4000+ places ensure that the traveler can always know what exactly is around him, and how to get there.
Travelomy also differentiates itself in the way that it collects and presents information. Almost all of the content on Travelomy is crowdsourced and can be updated by any user who is signed-in. There are no advertisements anywhere on the website, making it one of neatest User Interfaces that have come through in a very long time.
South Asia is the first step for Travelomy and an opportunity to validate its unique concept; it would gradually be expanding globally over the next few quarters.
Ciafo is a technology startup based out of Bangalore, India. Founded in 2010, it primarily makes consumer focused web and mobile web products. For more information, please visit http://www.ciafo.com.