Too many travel websites spread their basic information across several pages… we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to tell if a destination is right for them.
San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
Darcie Connell and Adam Costa were fed up with guidebooks. That led them to develop Trekity.com, a new travel website geared to suggest travel destinations based on visitors’ personal preferences.
The site is free to use and designed to inspire people to find the perfect trip for them.
“Travel planning should be just as fun as travel itself,” said Connell, Trekity’s CEO. “We were tired of thumbing through guidebooks, searching for those few pages that were right for us … and that’s why we launched Trekity.”
The site now has more than 3,730 pages of content featuring destinations from all seven continents.
Customized travel ideas for visitors are based on a few simple clicks on the homepage under three criteria:
- When you want to go (e.g. January, February, etc.)
- Where you want to go (searches can be done by continent, country or region)
- Who you are (Adrenalin Junkie, Beach Bum, Foodie, etc.)
Each criterion is optional, and users can select multiple fields in each area (e.g. “June” and “August”).
Every recommended destination groups specific information on the best time to go, climate, getting there, average costs, do’s (and don’ts), and fun facts on one page so users don’t have to scour the web.
“Putting all the ‘need to know’ information on one page was very important to us,” said Connell. “Too many travel websites spread their basic information across several pages… we wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to tell if a destination is right for them.”
Registered members can save each destination to their personalized travel map based on if they want to go or have already been there.
They can then find and communicate with other users who have been or want to go to the same destinations.
Dueling Destinations: A Different Kind of Travel Blog
The Trekity blog – unofficially known as “Dueling Destinations” – pits two similar locations against each other and lets readers vote for their favorite. Former “duels” include Yosemite. vs. Yellowstone, Angkor Wat vs. Machu Picchu and Thailand vs. Nicaragua.
“The blog is a direct response to over-hyped destinations” said Costa, editor in chief and co-founder of the Travel Blogger Academy. “It was time to cut through the hype and we figured a ‘duel’ would be the best way to do it.”
To get the word out about Trekity, Connell and Costa simultaneously published articles on nearly 60 travel websites and blogs on May 1. They included a promotional video created by Xandrix Abril that highlights Trekity’s main features.