Vancouver Start-Up Company Named By Forbes As One Of The Best Travel Web Sites
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada
Vancouver-based Internet company MyTripJournal.com was listed as one of the best travel-related Web sites by prestigious Forbes magazine in a report released on March 30. MyTripJournal.com, which provides travelers with an online web journal or blog to record their trips and a way to stay in touch with friends and family, has sprung from being a basement start-up two years ago to one of Forbes top 13 travel websites. See www.forbes.com/travel/2006/03/29/travel-online-airfare-cx_sb_0330travelsites2006.html (Reference: www.forbes.com/travel/2006/03/29/travel-online-airfare-cx_sb_0330travelsites2006.html )
Riding the worldwide wave of online blogging, MyTripJournal.com has captured the imagination of global travelers by providing them with unique, proprietary Web-based tools to enable them to customize virtual maps so friends and family can follow in their footsteps on line, read postings of travel notes and view their photos and video, without the mass e-mails. Forbes reported positively on features such as “Find a Friend’s Web Site” and the customizable mapping. Visitors to the MyTripJournal Web site can even take vicarious travels by viewing the best journals of travelers who have made their postings public.
“My wife Faye and I conceived the idea for the business after a friend, Paul Melhus, created a rudimentary website they could use to record a 3-month trek through China with kids in tow” said Dan Parlow, MyTripJournal.com co-founder and head of business development. “We continue to develop new features on MyTripJournal.com to address the changing needs of our users.”
MyTripJournal custom brands Personal Travel Websites for the world’s largest travel guidebook company, Lonely Planet, and the world’s largest RV owners’ association, the Good Sam Club, among others.
MyTripJournal (www.mytripjournal.com) was developed by Vancouver-based world adventurers Dan and Faye Parlow in concert with Paul Melhus and Dave Vincent of Vancouver software developer GroupInfoWeb.com. MyTripJournal.com provides travelers with a simple tool to keep up an online journal to record all aspects of their trip and stay in touch with friends and family, all in an ad-free environment. It includes text and photo upload capabilities and messaging and the MyTripJournal IntelliMap (US patent pending) system. Premium features include the ability to post unlimited personal videos, to store thousands of print-quality photos and to receive a full archive on CD or DVDA free version is available at www.MyTripJournal.com. Standard websites are complimentary for professional travel writers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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