Startup Travel Network Tripwolf Launches Private Beta [200 Invites]


Tripwolf, a new travel network, has just gone private beta with the backing of the European incubator i5invest,
and they are hoping all of the Mashable readers will take an interest
in what they have to offer by giving us 200 invites to share with you.
(Invite link at bottom of post.)

The founder of the company, Sebastian Heinzel, is bringing social
networking and wiki-style editing to the world of travel websites. A
convenient feature to establish quick social connections with is a
Facebook import option, giving you a wide selection of trusted people
to share your travel experiences with relative ease. On the wiki side
of things, you can edit any information on any location that you want
(except for professional data, which is locked), making sure you see
more than just a brochure-style info to the places you may be looking
to visit.

If you’ve got a jones to go on a trip, but no clue where you want to
go, the site can give you all sorts of suggestions, as well as you just
letting you browse a Google Maps mashup of places they have data on
already. Just click any of the icons on the map and you get a brief
synopsis of the destination along with a thumbnail picture.

Even in this early stage of development, the site has more than
200,000 entries for destinations and points of interest, as well as
language support for both English and German. By the time the site
launches for public access in June, you will purportedly be able to
book all of your travel arrangements directly from the site. An iPhone
application for Tripwolf use on the go is also in the pipeline. Since
everything will be geo-coded as to a specified location, you can add
things as you’re mobile quite spontaneously, making sure you don’t
forget some wonderful, out-of-the-way spot you find during your travels.

The site is slick, and looks like it could be a lot of fun to use as
it develops The travel space is a crowded one to be sure, but with all
of the social aspects built-in to this one, it just seems more
welcoming than most of them out there.

These invites for Mashable users are sure to go fast, so you best grab one while you can.


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