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Talkholiday - Unique Travel Themed Social Media Platform Has US Patent Pending

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - January 24th, 2014 - An exciting new Scottish based, travel-themed social media website, officially launched in November, is set to gain global appeal and could change the way people share their holiday experiences. They have received confirmation from the US Patent & Trademark Office that their application has been lodged and back dated to April 2012. This is important as it protects their intellectual property.

talkholiday have been invited to exhibit at the Technology Solutions for Tourism Event, hosted by Edinburgh Tourism Action Group on the 12th of February, designed to promote “digital tourism” companies from across the tourism and digital media sector will be attending.

talkholiday is a travel destinations & events focused platform, providing a unique proposition for anyone going on holiday, attending an event or looking to create global or local interest groups. Members have the opportunity to see who else is going and build friendships before they travel. Typically these will be people with the same interest, who are travelling to the same destination at the same time. They can exchange views online and meet up in person, if they so wish, creating a genuine alternative to existing online travel search solutions. talkholiday also allows members to ask questions to local people which will ensure they can immerse themselves in the destination’s culture or take advantage of local knowledge, such as the best restaurants, clubs or visitor. Indeed, through this platform, you will be able to plan your travel and discover an array of enticing travel destinations and attractions around the world.

Additionally and similar to other well-known travel sites, it also incorporates the ability to rate cities, resorts and hotels to help other members make informed decisions before travelling or booking. Members can also ask destination-related questions to other members who have been there or are there in real time. Indeed, talkholiday will facilitate in ensuring eager travellers plan their travel in an effective and efficient manner, allowing them to discover the world’s array of fantastic travel destinations.

“talkholiday is ideally geared for those both travelling alone or in groups of all sizes, looking to meet and talk to like-minded people prior to, during or after their holiday experience,” enthused founder, Chris Newlands, from Erskine near Glasgow. “Typical examples would be anyone who loves to travel and socialise, sports fans following their passion, student travellers and those attending festivals or events, home or abroad.”

The gap in the online travel market was highlighted to Chris by his 22 year old step-son, Mark Boyle.

“Mark was planning a holiday to Ibiza in 2012 and was looking to chat with others who were going to the same destination at the same time with the same interests and in the same age group as he so they could meet up,” Chris explained.

“When we all failed to find anything relevant, we started our year-long journey to get talkholiday up and running as a Social Media platform where you can potentially speak to and “meet” anyone in the world and talk about their interests and travel plans. The destination is the thing they have in common, opening up a world of opportunities.”

“It links to other social media platforms, but it is in no way looking to replace them - talkholiday will fill a gap in the sector” added Chris.

Features on the site also enable the user to follow travel destinations, join and create groups, invite friends, share photos, and have access to packing lists, holiday count downs and a unique, self-help, crisis support feature which alerts friends and family in the event of an emergency.

User generated and talkholiday interest groups will also offer huge potential commercial opportunities to advertisers and partners alike and the site is already building an impressive network of allies.

Chris explains, “This is a very exciting new venture, as although this is a company that has been built in Scotland, it most certainly has global appeal.”

There are many new exciting features being added every week, plans include a festivals, music and events section and a travel related discount area where you will be able to save money on your car hire, holiday clothes and travel related goods. Plan your travel with talkholiday and enjoy a fantastic time travelling the world!

talkholiday is completely free for members to register and use with no added or hidden costs and the website also offers unique safety features which will benefit mutual clients in an emergency situation, whilst abroad. Choose to plan your travel with talkholiday and enjoy travelling the world with talkholiday’s unrivalled travel focused platform, exploring an array of truly enticing travel destinations!  


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