Milano, Italy -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/22/2014 -- Planning any vacation in advance is the usual strategy. Travelers conduct tons of research on hotels and places to visit from forums and travel guides, even going on Google maps to see what they can expect. Most people embarking on a trip think this is enough but too often travelers end up missing out the best parts. Travelers manage to discover only few of the hidden spots, they get to eat and drink in nice places discovered by mistake rather than the ones they found during their travel research.
All the dining and destinations out there with thousands of good reviews on the Internet are usually frequented by tourists, not locals. A good family-owned restaurant will probably not even have a webpage, but a local will certainly know about it.
Tripal makes a trip more enjoyable by connecting travelers with a local expert that can help them with all their needs: from the most interesting things to see as well as the best places to eat, drink and even party. The locals available via Tripal can even help with small issues that world travelers may encounter and the most impressive part is that this travel help is provided in real time during the vacation itself. The local is always available to the traveler and ready to give all the information the traveler might need via text message, phone call or Twitter or Facebook among other social media platforms and also via face to face support/ browsing the city together.
Most of the funds raised via crowdfunding will be devoted to IT development costs, website design and construction in order to have a modern and interactive look and feel when travelers use Tripal. The running costs will include hosting, website maintenance and other small enhancements. The marketing costs will be covered partially by the funds raised and will help the team reach the target audience.
Some of the Tripal project’s crowdfunding perks include a cool Tripal branded t-shirt, a postcard sent directly from your favorite city or one free usage of the service.
This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: January 16, 2014 - February 23, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/1fCXUAQ