SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- The world's largest social travel site, built from a community of passionate travelers, lists its members' picks for best places around the world for dining, lodging and journeying
Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com), the world's largest social travel site, has unveiled its lists of Top 50 Attractions, Top 100 Hotels, 50 Foodie Faves and the Top 15 destinations, based on the nearly 4 million visits users have shared. The award-winning site has also compiled a list of the destinations cities trending on Gogobot's charts, the top user-compiled guides, and postcards made from members' travel photos.
Culled from Gogobot's extensive collection of user reviews and recommendations, the lists represent the varied ways travelers hit road, whether they are roughing it with a backpack or indulging in a luxury-laden five-star hotel. Representing every continent short Antarctica, the lists covers all bases, from taco joints (Torchy's Tacos in Austin, Texas) to landmarks of French cuisine (The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.), from ancient temples (Angkor Wat in Cambodia) to hallowed monuments built by the world's greatest artists (Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona). Where else can you find a bundle of travel lists that manages to include Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania and Wrigley Field in Chicago with the likes of the Eiffel Tower?
"Gogobot users travel for a variety of reasons, whether it's to jet off to a romantic locale or to simply get away for the weekend," says Gogobot founder and CEO Travis Katz. "These lists really underscore not only the passion of the Gogobot member, but make great checklists for any traveler or foodie to work from. Whether you are visiting a foreign country or simply want to explore the sites and dishes in your hometown, you can't go wrong with any of these picks."
Gogobot was established to give users the ability to build a network of friends who provide helpful and accurate advice on hotels, restaurants and destinations. Not posts written by hotels. Not snarky comments from faceless competitors. Real tips from real people you can trust. One of the pillars of Gogobot, guides created by users (the top 20 are included in the lists) range from a visual tour through architectural wonders that double as hotels to a survey of the best San Francisco coffee houses.
One of the most popular features of Gogobot converts users' travel photos into postcards. Also among the announced lists are the top 20 postcards, which have captured scenic shots from places like Italy's Amalfi Coast and the rock formations of Moab, Utah.
Gogobot is the world's largest social travel site. Launched in November 2010 and named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011, Gogobot was the first travel company to refocus online travel planning on friends, not strangers. By allowing people to tap into their personal networks on Facebook and Twitter for personal advice and reviews, Gogobot has helped millions of consumers to create, share and enjoy extraordinary travel experiences. As a result, Gogobot has attracted global partners - including Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak and Priceline - that enable users to book their travel directly from the site. Gogobot is available on the web, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Whether you are seeking advice on the best hotels in Las Vegas, vacation rentals in Honolulu, or cool things to do in London, Gogobot offers advice you can trust from people like you.
Gogobot is backed by leading venture capital companies and is based in Silicon Valley, California.
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