NileGuide Announces Launch of the Local Flavor Blog Network

Press Releases — By Amy Widdowson on April 15, 2010 at 9:10 am

San Francisco, CA: NileGuide, the go-to website for great travel recommendations and custom trip planning, announced the launch of the first global network of locally created, curated blog content on the world’s top travel destinations: the NileGuide Local Flavor Blog Network. Featuring a healthy stream of new and fresh content from a team of local travel experts around the world, the Local Flavor Blog Network provides timely local insight into global destinations, with travel tips, insider news, and information about hidden gems and unique upcoming events — perfect for discerning travelers.

NileGuide users can find Local Flavor posts integrated into relevant destination “Snapshot” pages, featured on the NileGuidance blog, as well as other sections of the site. Each stand-alone local blog allows Local Experts to share photos, stories, inside scoops, and to-the-minute traveler information.

“We’ve always celebrated the passion, curiosity, and talent that our team of Local Experts brings to NileGuide. Now we have even more opportunity to show off their work, and allow them to flourish creatively,” said NileGuide CEO Josh Steinitz. “By creating this network of locally-generated content, we can dramatically improve our ability to provide users with ‘boots-on-the-ground’ insight and recommendations.”

According to Local Expert Meaghan Clark, author of the Local Flavor Blog in San Diego, “the new Local Flavor blogs are easily accessible to any traveler looking for something unique and special…and are fun to write.” Similarly, Local Expert Amiee Maxwell in Salt Lake City finds the new blog platform an exciting way to “complement NileGuide’s comprehensive guidebook content with fresh news on local happenings and events.”

The innovative Local Expert program at NileGuide tasks informed locals with improving the quality of their destination’s content on the site by creating a rich set of blog posts, travel recommendations, and suggested trip itineraries, along with building an active social media presence. In addition, NileGuide Local Experts are available to serve as resources for other travel media outlets.

All Local Flavor content is also freely available for any website to use via a WordPress feed. More information is available on the “For Developers” page on NileGuide.

Interested in becoming a Local Expert? Check out NileGuide’s job listing for more information.

About NileGuide

Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world’s most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource that makes the trip planning process fast, fun and personalized, helping travelers make the most of their trips. NileGuide’s web site and mobile applications offer access to hundreds of thousands of points of interest around the world, including hotels, activities, restaurants and suggested itineraries. The company’s technology enables travelers to create custom itineraries and easily filter their content to find recommendations based on preferences such as “local recommended,” “off the beaten path,” or “family friendly.” For more information, visit NileGuide’s Press Room.

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