Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tripology UK?

We think this US site, Tripology, could translate to the UK quite nicely, especially in the current climate.

The site launched to consumers last year and hooks them up with travel agents who are experts in the destination or experience they're seeking.

It's quite compelling in that it's free for consumers and qualified leads for the agents so at the very least you could put your itinerary details in and see what happens.

You could easily see a big tour operator who is closing shops but wants to hang on to really good consultants putting them on to a network like this.

Alternatively, the disgruntled members of some of the independent agency consortia out there could form something similar.

Equally, an expanding homeworking agency could do something with the idea.

Hat-tip to TUI Travel's Graham Donoghue for pointing the site out.

[Ed: watch this space for other services similar to this]

Linda Fox, lead reporter, Travolution

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