GeoBeats (read our review) has added a sleek feature to it’s travel player – the ability to access maps and obtain travel information about points of interest within the player itself!
The beauty of this player is that you can access the entire travel network (maps/contact info and additional travel info) inside the player.
“According to a recent Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) survey, 78 percent of Internet-using respondents turned to the worldwide Web for travel or destination information in 2005. That figure translates to 79 million Americans. Nearly half of all online travel planners also use destination Web sites to plan their trips”- source
GeoBeats currently has 500 video travel guides in 30 countries and I am sure these numbers are just the beginning of their long journey.
What’s great about the product is it’s focus – nobody else is doing these travel videos (of such a high quality). Every travel player is playing at a transaction level – i.e. busy extracting money out of traveler’s pocket; and the one who tries to add value will have a strong lock-in and more than that, assets which no other travel player can match.
I request the reader of this blog to give GeoBeats a spin and share their comments/feedbacks.