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VirtualTourist Reviews

The travel community site now traces its roots back to 1996 where VirtualTourists was created for a project at the University of Buffalo with the aim to provide online maps of all servers on the internet. This little project was recognized for being the “Best Navigation Aid” at the Best of the Web Awards.

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VirtualTourist was officially registered in 1996 by Brandon Plewe at the University of Buffalo as a trademark in the US. However, he abandoned it in 1997, which led it to its original founder, Tilman Reissfelder and Thorsten Kalkbrenner from the University of Karlsruhe, who picked up the URL and turned VirtualTourist into what it is now.

For the continuous growth of VirtualTourist, halfway, they met an American attorney, J.R. Johnson who they teamed up with in 1999 to move VirtualTourist in the US. The idea went through with raised money and a relaunch, making Atty. Johnson the CEO of the rebirth of VirtualTourist in the US.

VirtualTourist grew rapidly and won a number of awards and positive mentions in the mainstream press, from sources as disparate as PC Magazine, The Times, Travel and Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, the owner of TripAdvisor (Expedia) acquired the travel site for a reported $85 million.

What is VirtualTourist?

VirtualTourist Reviews-pageVirtualTourist is not just a travel booking site. Well, apparently it’s not obvious that they provide travel booking service, but they do. VirtualTourist is known as a social community of travellers who share their experiences and advice online: an online insider’s perspective resource of information for destinations. Members provide real travel tips, reviews and even photos of their visit. Like their company slogan says,
Real Travelers – Real Info.”

VirtualTourist Reviews of Customers

VirtualTourist Reviews-doubtfulJudging through several VirtualTourist reviews posted online, the travel site is still working as one of the best sources for travel experience information. With an overall score of 7.1/10 on Trustpilot, it pretty much tells us how reliable VirtualTourist is for travel experience information.

But, no VirtualTourist reviews show feedback regarding their booking service. Maybe no one wants to book through them and wants the sole purpose of the site for travel advice and tips.
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How To Reach Them?

For some reason when we try to access the VirtualTourist “Contact Us” page, it redirects us to its “About Us” page, which made me wonder, doesn’t VirtualTourist have a contact number or email address we can shoot them an email to in case of emergencies or problems with the booking placed? Checking on their company description, we see that VirtualTourist just mentioned that if we have inquiries, just directly email  or message their numbers. To whom? it’s quite unreliable.

As we mentioned earlier, VirtualTourist is now an America-based company and its complete head office address is 801 Parkview Drive North, Suite 200, El Segundo, California 90245, United States. Apart from their web page (https://www.virtualtourist.com/) and headquarters, we haven’t found another way to keep in touch with them.

Conclusion

It is quite surprising how travel communities had grown. With these non-booking travel sites around, our travelling life is easier and more convenient. Compared to years ago when there were no online travel agencies or Internet. Just imagine how hard it is to figure out what’s in the other country? Imagine how hard it is to obtain travel advice, tips, and photos from people who visited a certain destination. This are the things we thank for travel sites nowadays: instant information.

What can you say about VirtualTourist? Feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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Gogobot Reviews

Travel sites are really seen everywhere on the world wide web now. Just type in destinations and a bunch of online travel agencies will pop-up and promote their current deals and offers. Isn’t it tiring to understand which of which? This scenario also goes to several travel startups showing up recently. In 2010, Ori Zaltzman and Travis Katz had founded Gogobot. How does it differ with other travel website? It’s simple, they don’t promote bookings. In this review, we’ll be talking about Gogobot.

What is Gogobot?
Gogobot was actually considered the social network of travellers. Maybe by now you got an idea how it works. Well, basically Gogobot provides customers different reviews, photographs and experiences of travellers on a specific destination. Indeed, initially it will let you search for “Where you want to go?”, but not to lure you with a list of search-compare bookings. Customers can search, learn and discover destinations, hotels, restaurants and more.
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Gogobot Reviews-mobile appThe mission of Gogobot is to help travellers to discover great places, activities to do. The company has been recognized for being Best Travel Apps/Sites by Time Magazine, Mashable, Travel & Leisure and more. The travel app of Gogobot is available on both App Store and Google Play Store. To learn more how to use Gogobot, the main page itself offers a “Learn How To Use” video tutorial.

Gogobot helps make every day an adventure, whether just seeking hotels in Las Vegas, Orlando or just kicking around in San Francisco, Gogobot offers personalized recommendations, based on preferred tribes, to help customers to always land in the right place. The  fifth most visited travel-planning site in the United States is a private company that follow these slogans: “Forget tomorrow, discover something new today” and “The go-to place for places to go”

Gogobot Reviews of Travellers

Out of 68 Gogobot reviews on Trustpilot, the travel destination guide site had garnered an almost perfect score of 8/10 wherein consumers had considered Gogobot as the smartest, best and most helpful travel tool. Well, I can’t blame them. Gogobot had really helped a lot of travellers on their plans and unanswered questions about a certain tourist attraction. Actual experiences from actual visitors are really more realistic and believable. To see more of these Gogobot reviews, click here.
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How To Reach Them?

  • Website URL:                      www.gogobot.com
  • Contact Number:                650-838-9877
  • Head Office Address:          650 Live Oak Avenue, Suite 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States

Overview
Just like how Flyertalk had rocked our travelling world. Here comes Gogobot to help you on your travel necessities. Not for booking and accommodation, but majorly focused on providing travelling-experience information.

If you’re planning to visit a certain destination, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using trusted and legit online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.