Nov. 15, 2012
-- Travelogy has partnered with TripFlick to launch ComeSingapore, a Singapore travel guide on Android platform. Powered by TripFlick Semantic Recommendation platform, the ComeSingapore app engages travellers before and during travel by combining trip planning and travel guide features, with the aim of developing a deeper appreciation for the most popular tourist destinations around Singapore.
Founders of the two companies met at a local startup event and shook hands on the collaboration before the drinks ran out. Winnie Tan, Founder of Travelogy says “As we are both travel start-ups, we were inevitably a little guarded when we first started talking, unsure if we were competitors. But we hit it off really well and decided that there could be much synergy between the two products. Too often do start-ups promise to do something together at networking events without making things happen. We decided to overlook the ‘what-is-in-
it-for-us’ and just focus on creating something that will be useful to our users.”
Nishant Johri – CEO of TripFlick says “The ComeSingapore App helps users to plan their trip based on what they like. TripFlick semantic recommendation engine combines advanced recommendations and hybrid multi-objective genetic algorithms to power ComeSingapore App. It generates intelligent travel itineraries that consider opening and closing hours of sights, distance, and current location of the user. Travellers get personalized recommendations of attractions and restaurants;
see the route to destination on the map along with cost and mode of commuting.”
ComeSingapore.com is a one-stop travel portal for visitors to Singapore. Visitors can use the site for their travel research prior to arrival by accessing the articles, business directory, events calendar, maps and photo gallery. They can also book accommodation, flights and tours on the site. When they are in Singapore, they can continue to access their itineraries, useful tourist information, and be updated on the latest events and promotions happening around them. At the end of their trip, they will be able to share their Singapore experience with other travellers via the site. In a nutshell, ComeSingapore aims to engage visitors at every stage of their travel.
The ComeSingapore App will help visitors gain a deeper appreciation of Singapore, its rich culture and heritage, in a shorter time. Like a personal tour guide, the App will be there for the traveller from planning of itineraries to guiding them around the city, describing attractions, restaurants and more.
ComeSingapore App is free to download at Google Play.
ComeSingapore is a product of Travelogy.com Pte Ltd. Travelogy builds technology in the travel space and is supported by the i.JAM Reload scheme by the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
About TripFlick: TripFlick is another Singapore start-up attempting to create a niche in travel technology. For more information, please visit www.tripflick.com