Trends & Innovations in Online Travel     2011 World Hostel ConferencePresented by:Michael Tumminia, GoMio.com and Jason B...
Discussions points:            p• Overview of trends in online travel• U d t on GoMio  Update   G Mi• Discussion of two in...
Major trends in online travel –        The intersection of social media & travel– Online reviews & travel advice– Trend to...
Online reviews & travel advice –• The move away from online reviews of strangers• And a move towards using our social grap...
Connecting locals and visitors -• L  Locall travell movement - meeting llocals         t              t      ti        l• ...
Some of the newest websites doing innovative things:                                g                g•   Trippy.com•   Tr...
• GoMio – Building technology to transform our  company from a booking portal to a social  connection site and booking por...
Solution• A social repository of travel adventures to creates a  personal travel identity.           Trends & Innovations ...
Gogobot Website - Allows users to                               to… Create an online travel identity through “passports” ...
Gogobot Mobile App - Allows users to… share real-time experiences via photography access relevant location information ...
Leverages a users social graph to suggest orrecommend places of interest           Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
Gtrot’s XY Grid provides the ability for: user profiles receive aggregated comments from  others via Facebook & Twitter ...
O Gt t users can sort the results by:On Gtrot,           t th      lt b Arts & Entertainment Food Nightlife Outdoors ...
HostelsRock.comHostelsRock com    Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
• Alt  Alternative affordable version of f         ti    ff d bl       i    f family and adult                            ...
• $112M round of financing valuing the company at $1.2B• May face regulatory challenges in the future  (like the hostel in...
Concluding Notes on Travel Startups• Travel startups solving real world travel problems• Di it l solutions provide an ease...
Concluding Notes on Travel Startups• Social travel startups are changing the purchase  decision and buying process for tra...
QuestionsOur contact info:Michael@GoMio.comJason@theimperfectbackpackers.com           p          p      Trends & Innovati...
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  1. 1. Trends & Innovations in Online Travel 2011 World Hostel ConferencePresented by:Michael Tumminia, GoMio.com and Jason Baker, Digicate.ca
  2. 2. Discussions points: p• Overview of trends in online travel• U d t on GoMio Update G Mi• Discussion of two innovative websites• Interesting new booking portal for hostels• Notable challenges to the hostel industry g y• Conclusions Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  3. 3. Major trends in online travel – The intersection of social media & travel– Online reviews & travel advice– Trend toward “local travel”– Mobile is here– but what about Facebook (part 2)? Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  4. 4. Online reviews & travel advice –• The move away from online reviews of strangers• And a move towards using our social graph and six degrees of separation to get travel advice• “Tripadvisor - world’s most trusted advice” - 30 million reviews on Tripadvisor – how many do I trust? Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  5. 5. Connecting locals and visitors -• L Locall travell movement - meeting llocals t t ti l• Localtravelmovement.com – “A not for profit platform started  by people from companies founded on a passion for Local Travel and  by people from companies founded on a passion for Local Travel and commitment to Local Travel values.”• Major players - Triptrotting.com, Tripping.com, j l i t tti i i Tripbod.com, p Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  6. 6. Some of the newest websites doing innovative things: g g• Trippy.com• Tripl.com Tripl com• Gogobot.com• Tripping.com• Gtrot.com Gt t• Dopplr.com• Tripsay.com p y Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  7. 7. • GoMio – Building technology to transform our company from a booking portal to a social connection site and booking portal.• GoDashBoard and Social Booker Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  8. 8. Solution• A social repository of travel adventures to creates a personal travel identity. Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  9. 9. Gogobot Website - Allows users to to… Create an online travel identity through “passports” and passports “destination guides” A users “Passport” becomes their online travel identity Users can become “travel experts” through their online p g engagement Reward users for their online engagement through badges Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  10. 10. Gogobot Mobile App - Allows users to… share real-time experiences via photography access relevant location information access to personal travel plans created via website postcards are ti d back to the website via t d tied b k t th b it i destination guides on the website Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  11. 11. Leverages a users social graph to suggest orrecommend places of interest Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  12. 12. Gtrot’s XY Grid provides the ability for: user profiles receive aggregated comments from others via Facebook & Twitter deals on places of interest in the planned destination area d ti ti places of interest that friends have visited & checked into via Foursquare Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  13. 13. O Gt t users can sort the results by:On Gtrot, t th lt b Arts & Entertainment Food Nightlife Outdoors Shopping Places to Stay Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  14. 14. HostelsRock.comHostelsRock com Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  15. 15. • Alt Alternative affordable version of f ti ff d bl i f family and adult il d d lt accommodations• Premium & more secure accommodation for backpackers• Hosts often enjoy playing tour guide Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  16. 16. • $112M round of financing valuing the company at $1.2B• May face regulatory challenges in the future (like the hostel industry)• Hostels can list private rooms or apartments on Airbnb Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  17. 17. Concluding Notes on Travel Startups• Travel startups solving real world travel problems• Di it l solutions provide an ease of convenience, Digital l ti id f i especially for flash packers Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  18. 18. Concluding Notes on Travel Startups• Social travel startups are changing the purchase decision and buying process for travel• Promote these websites that create an alternative to the established websites such-as Tripadvisor p Trends & Innovations in Online Travel
  19. 19. QuestionsOur contact info:Michael@GoMio.comJason@theimperfectbackpackers.com p p Trends & Innovations in Online Travel

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