Planning a Trip? Gogobot Can Create an Instant Custom "Guidebook" Based on Your Friends' Recommendations
When planning a trip, do you ever seek advice from your Facebook friends who've been there? If so, you should know about Gogobot, a new website, still in private beta, unveiled at the PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Summit last week.
Say you're headed to Paris and want to know where to stay, where to eat, and what sights and activities not to miss. If you post your question on Gogobot and connect your Gogobot and Facebook accounts, then your question will post to Facebook too. Gogobot will take the unorganized pile of comments that come in from your Facebook friends and, in only a few seconds and with zero effort on your part, transform it into a neatly categorized list of recommended hotels, restaurants, museums, tours, and more, complete with photos, addresses, phone numbers, opening hours, pricing, maps, and useful links. "It's like having a custom guidebook curated by your friends and people you know" says Gogobot founder and CEO Travis Katz.
"Essentially, it feels like Facebook for trips, but with really good images," proclaimed Kara Swisher of All Things Digital last week. Gogobot is certainly