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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Travatures New Socially Focused Main Travel Landing Page

So what the heck have we been up to in Travature development land? Well a lot actually, widgets, gadgets, Myspace, and Opensocial are all getting some attention, and we'll have more to talk about on that front very shortly. But the big announcement today (if you haven't already noticed), is the new main page.

One of the things we've been striving to do is better show all the cool stuff that you can do in the Travature community. Meta search for flights across hundreds of airlines and travel providers, find and review millions of restaurants and hotels, access and edit thousands of wiki formatted travel guides, upload pictures from your travel adventures, and engage other travelers directly through social profiles and our travelers forums. All of this stuff has been available for a couple of months now, but how it integrated together into one tightly packaged travel platform has been a bit vague. You had to go to other pages, and as a result what we thought would be a simple and clean Google style main page turned out to be confusing for a lot of people.

Todays new main page, should help show people how easy it is to use all of our travel resources. By being able to access our flight search engine, the travel guides, and all the user generated reviews together in one place, it eliminates the need for separate sections for people to get lost in. We also have added the entire right column that shows user feeds of the most recent activity, plus the best user uploaded travel photo for the week, as well as the top most engaged social users. All of which should help make our the social portion of our travel community more transparent.

Anyways, we hope you like the changes and as always feel free to contact us with any suggestions!

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