Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Web 2.0 Travel

As someone who is interested in the tourism industry I find the trend of how Web 2.0 has become the new standard in travel sites a fascinating evolution.

"What makes Travel 2.0 different from the first, booking-oriented wave (e.g. Expedia, Kayak, is that it is fully interactive and expands via user-generated content. A Travel 2.0 site is structured to allow users to easily contribute words and images, reviews and travelogues. Consequently those who visit a Travel 2.0 site can glean multiple insights about a destination, hotel, or other aspect of travel.
Several Travel 2.0 sites encourage visitors to add their own videos. Travel wikis, mashups, and blogs that enable comments also are considered Travel 2.0. For contributors there is no compensation involved, other than the satisfaction of seeing one's words or images on a public Web site." About .com

Web 2.0 Becomes Travel Standard
Hotel Industry

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