PALO ALTO, California, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Inspirock.com instantly generates detailed sightseeing itineraries customized to match each traveler's interests. After launching with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, the Silicon Valley start-up now covers vacation destinations in the United States as well.
By instantly generating customized sightseeing itineraries, Inspirock.com has made it easier and faster to plan what to do on vacations to France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Silicon Valley start-up has now expanded its coverage to include destinations throughout the United States.
Planning what to do on vacation often involves time-consuming research consulting multiple sources-websites, friends, and maybe some guidebooks. Inspirock founders Anoop Goyal and Prakash Sikchi aim to be the first to solve this problem with personalized sightseeing itineraries for trips around the globe.
Covering the United States and Europe represents a major milestone in their mission. "If you can handle two continents, you can handle the world," Sikchi says.
Inspirock collects and maintains detailed data on hundreds of thousands of attractions spread across thousands of destinations in the United States and Europe. The website evaluates millions of possibilities and instantly creates a day-by-day sightseeing itinerary based on user preferences. Users can tweak their itinerary as much as they'd like.
If a user starts with a country or region, Inspirock recommends which cities to visit, in what order, and how long to stay at each. Within cities, the website recommends which attractions to visit, in what order, and how long to spend at each.
By simplifying the vacation planning process, Inspirock's ultimate goal is to encourage travel. "We want people to want to travel," says Goyal. "We want to make travel planning not only easier and faster, but also more fun."
When travelers are on the road, their Inspirock itinerary gives them access to key information, from directions to practical tips, all in one place.
About the company
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Inspirock.com is a privately held company founded in 2012. The website, which allows users to create personalized sightseeing itineraries, launched in summer 2014 with France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom and recently added the United States. While on one of their frequent backpacking trips, founders Prakash Sikchi and Anoop Goyal decided to launch a company that would use technology to make it easier for people to travel. The company name commemorates the setting: they were perched high on a rock overlooking Inspiration Lake in the Eastern Cascades in Washington state.
About the founders
Anoop Goyal (email@example.com; linkedin.com/in/goyalanoop) has worked at Silicon Valley high-tech companies for more than 20 years, specializing in consumer websites and data systems. He has traveled to more than 25 countries on every continent except Antarctica.
Prakash Sikchi (firstname.lastname@example.org; linkedin.com/in/sikchi) has more than 20 years of high-tech experience, specializing in machine learning, big data, and distributed systems, and holds 23 patents. At Microsoft, he led development on projects such as Bing Mobile and Azure Cloud. Sikchi has traveled to more than 15 countries.
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