Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
Trippy, the social travel site, has just launched brand pages, following last month’s release of its iPad app. The site, which counts Randi Zuckerberg, Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Tim Ferriss, Anthony Bourdain, Gary Vaynerchuck, Soleil Moon Frye and Andrew Zimmern as investors, is all about sharing travel ideas with friends and having them help you plan your next trip.
The new brand pages are only just starting to be rolled out, and feature Chase and Hilton, among others as partners. According to founder J.R. Johnson, Trippy is all about the “shift from using search to using social curation to find the best content.” This is the value proposition to brands.
More than anything else, it looks like Trippy is simply one more way for companies to interact with customers and build a bond — a trend that only seems to be growing. Trippy also looks alarmingly like Pinterest, ushering in the obvious “Pinterest for travel” comparison.
Chase Sapphire Preferred, Thompson Hotels, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Brides, Air New Zealand and Forkly are all launch partners.
If you’re interested in checking out Trippy’s new brand pages, visit the link below. As for interested companies, get in touch with [email protected] for more.
Featured image by: grantzprice
Get the TNW newsletter
Get the most important tech news in your inbox each week.