Gogobot Reinvents the iPhone App to let You Plan the Perfect Trip on the Fly and Tap Into Travel Advice from People Like You

The world's largest, most active source of travel tips fundamentally upgrades the handiest of trip-planning apps, which sifts though more than 60,000 destinations

Mar 01, 2012, 22:43 ET from Gogobot

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com), the world's most popular source of trusted travel advice, today releases its first major upgrade of its iPhone app, adding features that allow users to plan their entire trip to one of more than 60,000 travel destinations on the fly, based on recommendations from friends and people like you. The award-winning social travel service delivers a mobile tool loaded with stunning photos, personalized yet practical information, and a fun, easy way to benefit from the experiences of others when you are on the go.

Home to the largest source of travel advice from people like you – not strangers or anonymous reviewers – Gogobot's fundamentally enhanced app packs more of the kind of features that helped land it on Time magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2011. Anyone with wanderlust in their hearts can explore their destination of choice, browsing reviews and photos of hotels, restaurants, and attractions, which Gogobot sorts automatically based on their popularity in your personal network.  As they browse, users can grab the best options and quickly transform them into a personal trip plan, giving them instant access to maps and directions, phone numbers, hours of operation and other vital information.  With a tap of the screen, a user can call to make a reservation or get directions from where they are standing to any place in their trip plan.  And when they are not traveling, the Gogobot app lets users leaf through friends' and other members' visually arresting photos, which Gogobot turns into postcards to help inspire the perfect travel choices.

"People want to be able to plan their travels and share their experiences on the go, across multiple platforms," says Gogobot CEO and founder Travis Katz. "The Gogobot app helps them do that quickly, easily, wherever they may be. Whether planning a trip, sharing memories with friends, or just dreaming about places to visit, Gogobot demonstrates just how much mobile devices are replacing computers for every day tasks in peoples' lives."

One of the most popular Gogobot features – the ability for users to transform photos into digital postcards – also gets an upgrade as users gain access to two new vivid postcard styles, which can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, SMS or email. The updated app also allows users to add places and write reviews to their Gogobot passport, enriching an already deep well of user-created travel tips.

The Gogobot App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gogobot/id459590827.

About Gogobot
Gogobot is the world's most popular source of trusted travel advice from people like you. Launched in November 2010 and named one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot was the first travel company to refocus online travel planning on friends, not strangers. By allowing people to tap into their personal networks on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter for personal advice and reviews, Gogobot has helped millions of people create, share and enjoy extraordinary travel experiences. As a result, Gogobot has attracted global partners - including Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak and Priceline - that enable users to book their travel directly from the site. Gogobot is available on the web, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Whether you are seeking advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas, tips for visiting Walt Disney World or reviews of things to do in New York City, Gogobot offers advice you can trust from people like you.

Gogobot has raised $19 million, more funding than all other companies in the sector combined, from leading venture investors, including Battery Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Innovation Endeavors. Gogobot is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with an office in London.

Contact for U.S.
Mark de la Vina
Consort Partners
Email: Gogobot@consortpartners.com
Phone: 415-282-4795

Contact for Europe
James Gilheany
Email: gogobot@speedcommunications.com
Phone: +44 20 7842 3210

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