LONDON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning a holiday is set to get even more exciting this week, with the launch on 10 March, of new social media site http://www.hangoutonholiday.com
The latest venture of travel expert Paul Stanyer, founder and former CEO of internet transfer company Holiday Taxis, 'Hang out on Holiday' will revolutionalise the way people prepare for their holiday.
The new site has been created to allow those going on holiday to search for and interact with others going to the same place at the same time, before they travel. Commented Stanyer, "People of the 18 - 35 age group tend to go on holiday for 3 main reasons, to get a sun tan, to drink and to meet and have fun with people of the same or opposite sex. Up until now you have to wait until you get to resort to start the process of meeting new people.
"'Hang Out' allows the process of 'hooking' up with people prior to travel thus starting the holiday fun and banter the moment you have booked, enabling you to socialise through this, or other, social media sites. There is also an alert system that advises when new members have registered and are going to the same place as you.
"Put simply, the new site allows you to check out fellow travellers, before you check in for your holiday."
Those that haven't yet decided where to travel can still register on the site and are placed in the Departure Lounge with others in the same boat. Once they have booked it takes seconds to update their details.
An online diary system allows members to see what is happening in their resort at the time they are staying as well as providing access to a range of benefits including discounted club tickets and the latest resort news.
The site currently features 40 resorts and is updated regularly with new additions. The site will be tailored for user groups such as skiers, festival goers, and surfers etc. to enable easy access to like-minded travellers.
Stanyer added, "This is not trying to copy Facebook, that's impossible, but whereas Facebook is for those you already know, 'Hang Out' is for those you ought to know.
Note to editors
Hang out on Holiday is the trading name of Hang Out Ltd. trading under company number 7314432
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