Gogobot Integrates with Facebook for New Social Travel Experience
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at f8, Facebook's developer conference, Gogobot, the world's leading social travel site, unveiled a new social travel experience integrated with Facebook. The new integration makes it easy for people to capture and share their travel memories with their friends directly on their Facebook profile.
"The story of our lives is told through the places we have been. With the new Facebook integration, Gogobot allows travelers to tell their story like never before – sharing their travels and favorite memories with their friends," said Travis Katz, CEO of Gogobot.
The new integration allows people to enrich their Facebook profiles with visions of their travels, adding beautiful interactive travel maps showcasing the places they've travelled; highly-visual 'Travel Collections,' where people can showcase photos and details from their most recent trips; the bucket list of places they want to go, recent badges and more.
The various boxes can be added to peoples' Facebook profile with a single click, tapping into a user's own photos or using Gogobot's library of more than 110,000 high resolution travel photos to customize their profile and share their favorite places. With the new integration, people can show off their latest San Francisco vacation, their favorite restaurants in Rome, or create a Facebook travel map to share the places they have been to their friends on their Facebook profile.
Additionally, through Facebook Platform, people can share their experiences from Gogobot with their friends via the Facebook newsfeed, making their online experience more personal and relevant.
"We're thrilled to be working with Facebook to redefine the way people share their lives with friends," said Katz. "Travel is one of the areas people love sharing the most – this integration is a natural extension of Gogobot's social platform."
Gogobot (www.gogobot.com) is writing a new chapter in online travel planning where friends, not strangers, are the key to creating extraordinary travel experiences. Launched in November 2010, Gogobot helps people tap into their personal networks via Facebook and Twitter to easily get and give travel reviews and advice and share all the aspects of their trips through stylized digital scrapbooks and interactive maps. Gogobot users have shared more than 1.7 million places on the site. Gogobot partners with HomeAway, Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak, Priceline, and others to enable users to book every aspect of their vacations directly from the site. Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot is the source to find reliable travel information from hotels, to restaurants, to airfare and more. Whether you are looking for Las Vegas hotel reviews, the top things to do in Paris or the best beaches in Maui, Gogobot provides personal advice for the traveler. Gogobot's founders were key to the early success of MySpace and Yahoo Answers and are now bringing this deep understanding of the social web to travel. The company is backed by Battery Ventures, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe. Gogobot is based in Menlo Park, California.
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