With smart phones in nearly every consumer’s hands, travel industry experts are strategically focused on “going mobile.” Timed perfectly alongside this ‘shift’, is the launch of GoingPlaces, a new travel inspiration app, now available for download in the App Store.
According to a recent article published on Tech.co, by Andrei Klubnikin, 45% of smartphone holders use applications while planning a holiday and 15% of leisure travelers download tourism apps prior to their trips. In addition, mobile applications are set to hit the 65 billion download mark in 2016, priming the travel industry to strategize, reshape and claim their piece of the pie.
GoingPlaces has partnered with the experienced development team at Pinxter, Inc. to launch an app that will capture users from day one. “It’s all about accessibility and ease,” says Pinxter, Inc. CEO Sergei Dubograev. “That’s why our team of experts developed a platform that is fun, interactive and extremely user friendly.”
No more wasting time with internet searches, flipping through travel magazines and sifting through mis-leading online reviews. GoingPlaces allows users to view thousands of captivating travel photos, of destinations worldwide, and connect directly with travel suppliers, all with the ease of a swipe.
“It’s not just travel photos, it’s travel ideas,” says Founder Cal Simmons, a 30 year veteran of the travel industry. “Captivating photos help travelers imagine themselves in a destination. Our goal for GoingPlaces is to encourage users to expand their bucket lists, discover new places and be inspired to travel more.”
-Share favorite trip ideas with friends and family, via text, email or social media.
-Stay updated on popular destinations, articles, videos and more on the inspiration feed.
-Discover what’s trending in the GoingPlaces community.
-Connect directly with tour operators, tourism boards, hotels, cruise lines and more.
-Get inspired by navigating through thousands of gorgeous travel photos.
-Comment on photos with personal travel advice and save favorites to your profile.
-Receive notifications of trip specials and other travel news.