Nobody knows more about your likes and dislikes than your friends and family, so why do you turn to guide books and generic review websites when looking for places to stay on upcoming trips? Tripbirds is a web-application that gives trip planners a way to tap into their social networks when looking for fantastic hotels and resorts in virtually any location.
Before turning to Tripadvisor or Lonely Planet to plan your next trip, head over to Tripbirds and enter your destination. By connecting the web-app to your Facebook account, you can easily tap into the knowledge base your friends have already developed. Tripbirds will show you a list of hotels at varying price points, starting with any hotels your friends have already stayed in. In addition to telling you which of your friends visited these hotels, Tripbirds will also import any photos your friends took and uploaded to Instagram while they were there. Rather than reading reviews to decide whether a particular hotel looks like a place you’d like to stay, you can click back over to Facebook and ask a friend who has stayed there for his or her personal advice.
As you scroll through the hotels on Tripbirds’s list, add any place that looks interesting to your “shortlist.” Once your shortlist is complete, you can share it with your friends on Facebook and see which of the places your friends would be most likely to choose. You can also invite co-travelers to participate in your plans and ultimately book your rooms together by going through the Tripbirds link to Booking.com.
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