Friday, 23 March 2012 10:08 AM
Touristlink.com have announced a new social networking feature on their website, which lets members connect to other travellers on the same trip before they set out.
Touristlink members can see who is going on a trip, who has already bought it and who is the trip leader. Users of the site can ask questions directly to the trip leader and get to know the other people going before making a purchase decision.
Through the website, travellers can also keep in touch after their holiday – because once a trip is booked, members profiles are saved. This means that even if a year passes it is easy to go back and see who travelled with you on a particular trip and reconnect with them.
David Urmann, the founder of Touristlink, commented: “One of the primary reasons that people hesitate to book group travel is that they are not sure of whom they will be traveling with and they are hesitant to commit to spending a week or more traveling with people they barely know. The new social elements we are adding should help members choose the right trip and the right people to go with.”
Currently, Touristlink members can choose from deals in Nepal, Thailand, and Malaysia.
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