Monthly Archives: March 2009

Online travel guide tripwolf now fully available in french

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Vienna, March 19 2009. Starting today, Online travel guide tripwolf is also fully available in french at http://www.tripwolf.com/fr. Thus more than 400.000 descriptions of travel destinations are now available in french, after being online in german and english. Since tripwolf’s launch 8 months ago, more than 600.000 travel-enthusiasts not only gather information from high quality editorial travel guide content, which comes from leading partners such as MairDumont (Dumont- and Marco Polo travel guides) or british Footprint Publishing house, but also authentic and up-to-date information from both local travle experts (“trip gurus”) and reviews and additional pieces of information provided by the tripwolf users.

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Footprint Travel Guides and tripwolf Announce Partnership

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Berlin, March 12th 2009. Today social travel guide tripwolf (http://www.tripwolf.com) announces a partnership with Footprint Books, the publishers of the longest running travel guides in the English market. The first act of the new partnership is integrating Footprint’s Peru Handbook into tripwolf’s web platform and mobile version.

“It is fantastic to see Peru content from our Footprint Handbooks on tripwolf.com and on the beta version of the tripwolf iPhone application”, says Footprint Marketing Manager, Liz Harper. “We looked at various potential partners to make Footprint content available through new channels and tripwolf has clearly convinced us with their innovative approach and unique offerings for users.”

With this partnership, tripwolf.com strengthens its strategy of combining professional editorial travel content with user-generated content from thousands of globetrotters worldwide. On tripwolf.com individual travellers can create their personalized travel guides, based on recommendations from expert “trip gurus,” friends and other travellers.

“Personally, Footprint Handbooks have been my favourite travel guides for years,” says tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel. “On my trips to Peru, India and Vietnam I have been impressed by the breadth and depth of their coverage. I cannot imagine a better English language partner for tripwolf.”

For the German version of its platform, tripwolf entered into a partnership with the MairDumont Group, publishers of the German “Marco Polo” travel guides, last year. tripwolf versions in French, Italian and Spanish will be launched this spring.