About Travellerspoint, our goals and objectives and who is behind it.
Travellerspoint is one of the web's largest and most active travel communities with members representing every country in the world.
More than 30,000 blogs have shared 175,000 stories to date and over 1.4 million photos have been posted. Our forums and travel helpers answer numerous travel-related questions 365 days of the year. We also have over 50,000 accommodation booking options available on the site.
If you're thinking about travelling soon or ready to plan your trip - Travellerspoint is where your journey begins.
We first discussed the idea for Travellerspoint in a MSN Messenger session in the middle of 2002, while Samuel was living in the Netherlands and Peter was living in Australia. What started as a mere discussion turned into serious planning: just three months later we launched Travellerspoint. Amazed, we found our humble little website turning into a rapidly growing travel community, getting great reviews and attracting thousands of new members.
What was our plan when we started? Good question, looking back now, we didn't really have one. We just had an idea and felt it was a good one. We were travellers who had travelled, met people, lost contact with those same people and who wanted a site where you could track down old travel mates. It was a simple idea, but it grew into much more than a "find lost travel friends" site. It became a Travel Community with several complementing services designed to assist travellers at all stages of their trip.
A few months after launching the site, we finally sat down and drafted our Goals and Objectives and they have been the same ever since. We realised our main focus was on people and the experience of travelling. This has never changed, and Travellerspoint today is about the same things it has always been about: people, and the experiences, memories, emotions and feelings which are created whilst travelling. We continue to try and create a structure in which members can share these with each other.
So, that's us, how we started out and how we have continued since those days. What the future brings, we don't know....but we hope it has something to do with travelling!
[One of] The 50 Best Travel Websites
Travellerspoint allows you to easily plan, preview and share your trip experiences
A truly global travelling community
It’s like the pit stop of travelling – from information gathering to recommendations and a social travel network.
Cool way to plan a trip
A digital wonderland for travel fanatics
Best Travel Information Website [Nomination for Travellerspoint]
My top choice for travel advice
Creating communities of travelers Facebook-style.
An attractive and easy to use application for creating a map of your travels
"The goal of Travellerspoint is to create an international meeting point for travellers worldwide, whether they are planning their travels, currently travelling or have returned from their travels and want to stay in touch with (or find) those travel friends they met while travelling in the past."
"Travellerspoint's objective is to enrich the travelling experience by offering numerous services, content and products that have significant perceived and added value for travellers worldwide. To travel means to meet other people, experience their cultures and to make, but also to keep good friends. By bringing more people together - albeit before, during or after travelling - Travellerspoint will create more understanding for different cultures and countries and ultimately a better world for everyone to travel in."
Travellerspoint is independently owned and operated by Tupela Ltd. AS.
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