At Launch Silicon Valley this past week, I saw a demo of Gliider, a Firefox plug-in and tool that allows you to drag and drop travel information you collect from around the web. The video explains the concept behind Gliider, which is still in private beta, fairly well. While the travel 2.0 space is nearly saturated with a plethora of competitive products, Gliider’s tool is incredibly useful and… → Read More
NileGuide, one-stop travel planning site, has launched an iPhone app for its travel guide and planning portal. The startup, which lets you create a customized trip itinerary, will now let users view the customized guides they create on Nile’s site on their iPhones.
Users can browse all the descriptions and map locations of events, restaurants, hotels, bars and landmarks that are scheduled in… → Read More
NileGuide, a one-stop travel planning site, is rolling out several new features to its travel booking and planning portal. You can see our original review of the site here. NileGuide has re-designed the site with a sleek interface, a few more bells and whistles, added more geographic coverage areas, and created several trip planning tools to enhance the planning process.
The layout and general… → Read More
Nile Guide, a sophisticated travel planning site that launched just over a month ago, has raised $8 million in Series B from Austin Ventures, Lehman Brothers, and existing investors Draper Richards and KPG Ventures. The round brings Nile Guide’s total to over $9.5 million. We’re told that since launch, the site has added support for 5 more destinations: Istanbul, Vienna, Sedona, New… → Read More
Technorati founder Dave Sifry, who left the company a little over a year ago, is launching a new company called Offbeat Guides this morning into private beta. Sifry’s blog post on the launch is here. Think Lonely Planet travel guides, except they are created on the fly from Internet data sources, customized to you personally and then delivered via PDF instantly or (a color printed version)… → Read More
Usually when people decide it’s time for a vacation, they don’t start from absolute scratch. They have ideas as to what types of experiences they’d like to have, even if they have no clue as to where and how they’ll have them. Nile Guide is a travel planning website launching today with an appreciation for that fact. It has aggregated travel data from over 10 sources… → Read More