Gogobot Enhances Its Service By Teaming Up With Travel + Leisure, The World's Leading Travel Magazine Brand
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com), a global community of in-the-know travelers, is teaming up with Travel + Leisure (http://www.travelandleisure.com), which will provide to Gogobot's more than 2.5 million registered users an ongoing feed of Travel + Leisure's inspiring photos, expert reviews and picks of the world's best destinations and hotel properties. Already delivering trusted reviews from real people using their real identities, Gogobot enhances its service through the collaboration by adding recommendations from one of the most respected brands in travel.
Travel + Leisure will add digital postcards from some of the world's most desirable destinations to Gogobot's live stream of user-generated images, which is among the most popular features on the mobile application. The postcards will also be showcased in such thematic guides as "America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts" and "Best Affordable Beach Resorts" on the Travel + Leisure profile on Gogobot.
In-the-know travelers can "follow" Travel + Leisure on Gogobot to keep tabs on the magazine brand's latest picks - or simply take in visually striking images and insightful editorial reviews to spark their imaginations when researching or dreaming about the next big trip. Travel + Leisure's reviews will also appear alongside those by Gogobot members on various hotel pages, so even users not following the brand will come across the new content while researching where to stay. To get a taste of the Gogobot and Travel + Leisure partnership at work, visit America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts.
"Pairing up with Travel + Leisure delivers the best of both worlds to Gogobot users," said Gogobot CEO and co-founder Travis Katz. "Gogobot members are incredibly passionate and deeply connected to this community that helps them plan, book and share their trips, all in one place. With Travel + Leisure part of the equation, users are getting even more great, trusted content from one of the most respected players in travel - which will only enhance their ability to discover amazing places to stay, score great deals, or benefit from the kind of authoritative travel coverage that comes from such knowledgeable experts."
Gogobot was built from the ground up to provide travelers with trusted travel advice from their friends and in-the-know travelers in their networks. In bringing in Travel + Leisure, one of the most trusted content brands in travel, Gogobot will have even more valuable content, from remarkable photography to award-winning travel writing, all under one roof.
"Travel + Leisure is excited to partner with Gogobot and add our expert insider knowledge to the vast amount of information their passionate, connected members contribute every day," said Travel + Leisure Executive Digital Editor Rich Beattie.
Gogobot for iPhone and iPod Touch is available for free from the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gogobot/id459590827. For more information, go to http://www.gogobot.com.
About Travel + Leisure
With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure (www.travelandleisure.com, @travlandleisure) fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places-and the travel experiences-that matter now. T+L, the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has a network of international editions, including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.
Gogobot is the leading travel planning service built on reviews and photos from real people, using real identities. Launched in November 2010 and named one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot is putting the trust back into planning travel online. By allowing people to tap into their personal networks on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter for personal advice and browse reviews and photos from real travelers using their real identities, Gogobot has helped millions of people create, share and enjoy extraordinary travel experiences. Gogobot works with global partners - including Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak, Priceline and OpenTable - 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 from leading venture investors, including Battery Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Innovation Endeavors. Gogobot is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with an office in London.
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