Fly to a picture postcard, with the help of an app
Tripstr is a new Google Chrome extension that plans a holiday based on pictures of places that are geo-tagged from Flickr or Instagram.
We all have browsed through Flickr images and liked Instagram posts of beautiful locations around the world, bookmarking them for future travel plans. Now, a new Google Chrome extension Tripstr, lets you plan a holiday based on pictures of places that are geo-tagged from Flickr or Instagram.
Tripstr, launched last month, is founded by advertising company DDB Mudra in collaboration with travel company Broken Compass. It provides users a chance to visit any geo-tagged place, from a tiny lane to an offbeat beach.
"It works as a desktop app. It opens up by giving you the geo-tagged images available on your Instagram or Flickr feed. You have to provide information such as trip duration and number of people. It gives you a trip estimate, starting from your flight travel - including the nearest airport to the country or city you want to travel to - and also your entire itinerary of the place you wish to visit," says Manjari Verma, 34, co-founder of Broken Compass.
The app thus will give you a trip estimate, starting from your flight travel - including the nearest airport to the country or city you want to travel to - and if you wish, an itinerary of the places you wish to visit.
Richa Dholi, 30, a marketing consultant from Mulund, fell in love with Switzerland after seeing an image on Flickr - it was a long lane which was covered in snow in Zurich, Switzerland. "I instantly opened the app and saw the trip estimate and now I am saving up to plan a trip to Switzerland in November."
Similarly, Milan Deshpande, 30, a dentist from Ghatkopar is using Tripstr to help plan a trip to Australia's Gold Coast region in in October. "It is very user-friendly and very simple to use and their flight and travel bookings are helpful," he says.
What: A desktop application that allows you to plan a trip through geo-tagged images available on your Instagram and Flickr pages.