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PocketGuide a Budapest-based startup funded by Finext has entered a strategic partnership with social travel site,Tripping that connects travelers with short-term rentals and local people in over 175 countries. Soon PocketGuide city guides will be offered to Tripping users free of charge.
Tripping plans to slowly release PocketGuide’s mobile app, available on the iPhone App Store and Android Market, for free to its vibrant community of travelers around the world.
“We are excited to offer our mobile city guide apps to the vibrant and growing Tripping community worldwide,” says PocketGuide founder Martin Retai.
With over 750,000 listings from sites including Flipkey, Roomorama, and Bedycasa, Tripping is the largest aggregator in the peer-to-peer home rental space.
PocketGuide Audio Travel Guides are a collection of audio tours of the best locations and insider hangouts in the world’s major cities and tourist destinations. With different thematic tours available in 78 destinations worldwide, the GPS-based app automatically informs you when an interesting site is nearby. All tours are developed by the knowledgeable local tour guides who help you travel to see all the top sites. This intuitive application guides you with voice navigation and fits comfortably in your pocket. Once the guide is downloaded, PocketGuide works without roaming charges or WiFi connection. In 2011, PocketGuide partnered with Croft Global Travel to push expansion into the Americas.
Tripping is a social travel site that connects travelers with local people for tips, shared cups of coffee and homestays in over 175 countries. By providing a safe and easy way for travelers to engage in cultural exchange, Tripping can transform a simple vacation into a meaningful, life-changing experience. In addition to connecting travelers with locals, Tripping also aggregates and offers the widest selection of local home rentals on the planet. From Fijian bungalows to New York City lofts, travelers can use Tripping to step off the tourist path and stay in unique local spaces in over 15,000 cities worldwide. Founded in 2009, Tripping’s mission is to make the world a better place through cultural exchange.