TripTide is an innovative online service for the travel industry – bringing travelers and tourism suppliers together in a different way. It is a fusion of some of the most successful community, travel and social media practices which have been pioneered over the last 10 years. Many proven social media components have been adopted by TripTide to create a unique offering to would-be customers and travel service providers.
The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is very pleased to welcome TripTide, a young and dynamic company working at the destination level to build, together with locals and visitors, digital communities that actively promote and preserve regional treasures.
The TripTide service is designed to bring travelers and the local travel service together within a single portal/platform; a community. Site visitors will access, purchase and share information, experiences, advice about the destination and its tourism products. The TripTide concept is based on the premise that real time insider knowledge held by the local community and tourism suppliers, combined with the experiences and the powerful word-of-mouth from repeat visitors will simply enable future travelers to maximize their travel opportunity.
Our first site to launch is TripTide Australia. TripTide Australia is a global community of Australians, international travelers, travel veterans and would be visitors to Australia. The site is focused on travelers, suppliers to the travel industry and local destinations and provides a single point of access for information, promotion and supply. Further information about the site is detailed in our launch release.
We have recently soft-launched TripTide Southern Africa and are in the process of building our trade and community membership. We aim to have at least 5 new destinations on TripTide hubs by the end of 2014 with all supporting infrastructure including community building and social media teams from the UK. The three year membership target will is 20,000,000 active members.
TripTide specializes in building destination focused travel communities. We work with local suppliers to ensure that income from tourism stays within the destination and provides maximum benefit to local people. We are committed to promoting travel products which give tourists a more rewarding holiday. We do this by working with local operators who use their knowledge and passion for their work to allow their clients to gain a deeper experience of the destination.
We have chosen to work with ICTP due to our shared focus on building networks of tourism organizations within destinations. We fully support the commitment of ICTP towards green growth and are committed to ensuring quality tourism products and content on all TripTide communities.
The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. ICTP engages communities and their stakeholders to share quality and green opportunities including tools and resources, access to funding, education, and marketing support.
ICTP advocates sustainable aviation growth, streamlined travel formalities, fair coherent taxation, and investments for jobs. ICTP supports the UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN World Tourism Organization Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, and a range of programs that underpin them. For more information on ICTP go to www.ictp.travel