GORP.com Revamps Site to Make it Easier for Active Travelers to Plan the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

New Trail Finder and Photo Galleries Enhance Experience

Jan 07, 2010, 07:00 ET from GORP.com

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- GORP.com (www.gorp.com), the leading online resource for outdoor travel and recreation throughout the world, today unveiled its newly enhanced Web site that includes fresh trip-planning tools, enriched weekend guides, new destination photo galleries and improved navigation.

"Known by everyone from serious hikers and trekkers to casual campground adventurers, GORP has for many years provided consumers a wide array of easy-to-find online information about the outdoors," said Eric Brodnax, General Manager of The Away Network, GORP's parent company. "This major upgrade to GORP introduces new features such as a community-based Trail Finder tool and destination photo galleries, and also provides streamlined access to all the content that has made GORP.com the gold standard for outdoor adventure travel information."

Among the key new GORP.com enhancements:

  • Trail Finder: Hikers can now add their first-hand insights to this searchable index of hiking trails in the U.S. and Canada. They can submit new trails or add details from their own experience, including photos, to existing trail descriptions.
  • Enriched Weekender Guides: Discover outdoor activities in major destinations across the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands. Also get ideas for quick, nearby getaways.
  • New destination photo galleries: Images from leading photo journalists provide inspiration to journey on the road less traveled.
  • Refreshed interface: Find a more contemporary, conventional design that allows GORP users to locate content faster and with greater ease.

With these enhancements, GORP.com has secured its place online as the pre-eminent travel resource on all things related to the outdoors. Its in-depth travel guides to the world's national parks and public lands, regional camping and hiking guides, gear reviews, and Weekender Guides continue to inspire and assist active travelers in their trip planning.

About GORP.com

Founded in 1995, GORP.com (www.gorp.com) is the leading online resource for outdoor travel and activity throughout the world. Used by the serious mountaineer and trekker to the casual campground adventurer, GORP provides consumers a wide array of easy-to-find information online about the outdoors, including travel guides to the world's national parks and public lands, regional camping information and hiking trail maps and guides, gear reviews, and Weekender Guides, which profile the top weekend outdoors activities nearby the world's biggest cities. GORP.com is a brand of The Away Network (http://away.com/reg/network.html).

About The Away Network

The Away Network is a group of leading online sites focusing on all aspects of travel including editorial content, research, planning and booking. The Away Network operates a portfolio of brands including Away.com (http://away.com), GORP.com (http://gorp.com), Trip.com (http://trip.com), GORPtravel.com (http://gorptravel.com), Outside Online (http://outsideonline.com) and Lodging.com (http://lodging.com). The Away Network is owned by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).