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Travora’s One-Stop Travel App Designed To Give Travel Consumers All The Information They Need
NEW YORK--Travora.com, the first consumer news and information source devoted solely to the needs of today’s travelers, today announced the launch of the Travora app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
“Travelers quickly realized the power of smartphone apps to help answer their travel questions and access the information that they need to make their trips easier,” said Nan-Kirsten Forte, CEO of Travora. “Yet, most travelers have begun to experience app fatigue. There are many great travel apps, but most of them perform only one single function or provide travel info for one specific niche. With that in mind, we realized there was a powerful need for travelers – a comprehensive, one-stop travel app that answered travelers’ numerous questions while on the go. We set out to create an app that if a traveler had to pick only one, the Travora app would be their go-to app for all their travel information needs.”The Travora app is a comprehensive, one-stop app that answers travelers many information needs across more than 4,300 cities and destinations. Travelers can use the intuitive Travora app to find all of the information they need to travel smart—the latest local news, buzz, travel alerts, time, weather, currency exchange rates, maps, recommended hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping, nightlifeand even recommendations for local apps to download.
The Travora app’s many features, include:
- News – Travelers can read the local stories that matter most. Travora curates and condenses the important news—politics, weather, economics, transportation, crime, safety, and health—in one organized, easy to access, and up-to-date page.
- Real-time Information – As travelers cross time zones and date lines, they need real-time local info to ease their travels—the Travora app provides that one-stop information source—with current time, weather, and currency exchange rate.
- “What To” – Pack, Download, Eat, Buy, Say, Read, Watch, and Listen To. The Travora App answers all the pertinent questions that travelers need to know about their destinations.
- Local Tweets – Find out what locals are talking about via a live Twitter stream of local tweets within the app.
“Travelers are eager to gain a local point-of-view on the cities, countries that they’re visiting. With the Travora app, we built a powerful tool to deliver the information that travelers are looking for – local news feeds from hundreds of thousands of news sources, local Twitter conversations, and comprehensive event listings,” said Peter Panas, Chief Product Officer, Travora. “With this depth of local news and information combined with transactional tools to book transportation and accommodations, we feel we’ve built the indispensible travel app.”
Early user reviews of the Travora app have been enthusiastic:
A lot of travel guide apps are pretty interchangeable, so it's cool to see one with some unique features. Along with lists of the best hotels, bars, and restaurants, Travora's app also covers local music scenes in a lot of detail, recommends movies to get you in the mood for your trip, and suggests destination-specific travel apps.
This is a wonderful all-encompassing app that details all things relevant to each city you may want to visit. . . . Definitely a must to download.
About Travora Media, Inc.
Travora is owned by Travora Media Inc. and is headquartered in New York City. Travora Media Inc. is a global media company that connects advertisers to more than 30 million travelers worldwide through the Travora Network (comScore). Travora owns 10Best.com, Nileguide.com, Localyte.com, TravelMuse.com and TopTrips.com. Travora Media Inc. has received funding from Rho Capital Ventures, Village Ventures, StarVest Partners, Austin Ventures and Tenaya Capital. For more information on Travora please visit www.travora.com.
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