TripSay, the site that uses social recommendations to guide users through the plethora of travel information on the web, has introduced a number of new features that it hopes will improve the site’s accuracy and encourage collaboration.
The site now features leaderboards that should encourage users to become “experts” in their region, which will be essential if it hopes to generate worthwhile content. Users now also can create groups, where they’ll be able share information and travel plans with trusted friends.
In conjunction with these new features, TripSay is expanding its private beta; TechCrunch readers can grab one of 500 invites by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. TripSay competes with countless other travel sites, but tries to differentiate itself by offering fewer, but more targeted, recommendations.