The goals of Travel Insights 100 are simple: to help deliver insights from a select group of travel experts that can be shared across the travel industry.
Social media is a powerful tool for making connections. We want to harness this power in the form of an online research community where people share timely insights, make serendipitous connections and get inspired to do new and audacious things in the travel industry.
Travel Insights 100 is a diverse panel of 100 experts from across the travel sector and from around the world. It is a group of activists, traditional media, independent travelers and airline and hotel experts.
Ready, set, go [BETA]
This is just the beginning. In the coming months we will deliver and share results from research surveys with the travel community at large. We hope to build a community hub that allows visitors to the site to:
- Learn how travel experts view the market and their competitors
- See what is being said about current travel issues
- Find out about new competitors, ideas and products
- Get a new perspective on social media and how it can be used for travel planning and travel businesses
A Creative Commons Concept
Travel Insights 100 will produce uniquely interesting insights about travel trends and the travel industry. Therefore, we’ll be sharing all the content we create with you and the travel community, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
We hope these Wikipedia-like ideals will maximize our impact on the travel industry and insure people get attribution and recognition for what they are generously sharing with the industry.
All communities grow organically and this one will be no different. But we hope this one will be friendly, helpful, and intellectually challenging.
Please check out the site and give us your feedback. We look forward to the next year as we build an online research community designed to inspire new ideas to help your business grow.
The genesis of Travel Insights 100 started with a conversation between UpTake and Tips From the T-list. The two formed a partnership to launch the community.
About Tips from the T-List
Tips from the T-List brings together the collective intelligence of dozens of influential travel industry bloggers from around the World. The blogs and the authors represented in this community are recognized online resources; they are the people the industry turns to for advice, recommendations, tips, and insider knowledge. By sharing their experiences with you, these authors provide you with an opportunity to embrace e-tourism in a new way. Our hope is that Tips from the T-list will provide inspiration and insights that help e-tourism efforts flourish.
The Tips From The T-List (TFTTL) offers exclusive partnership opportunities with our event specific TFTTL book, blogger summits, workshops, and websites that connect you or your brand with Travel Industry Influencers. As the only bloggers community harnessing the power of influential Travel Industry Bloggers, we bring a unique, collaborative, blogger-driven experience to conferences around the world – by blogging travel industry insiders.
UpTake.com is a travel metasearch and discovery site - the first step for travelers to decide where to go, where to stay or what to do. UpTake helps users make informed decisions about what best fits their travel preferences. We scoured more than 5,000 sites to collect 775,000 places to go, things to do and places to stay in the U.S. Then we analyzed and organized over 20 million U.S. travelers’ opinions to enable search based on exact travel requirements and preferences. It is the first step to a great vacation.
Bicycle hub photo courtesy of Chris Bling
Creative commons photo couretsy of Denver Jeffrey