March 28th, 2007
Travelistic: Traveler’s Youtube
Imagine that you have a chance to watch a video of the place that you would be visiting. Having a glimpse of different places before taking a vacation is a welcome luxury. Travelistic is a video sharing website resembling Youtube where users can upload videos of different places around the globe.
All videos are sorted with the aid of Google maps. A user can choose the country where the city is located using the world map. Once the country is selected, he/she can click on any city on the map to play videos of that city. Users are allowed to upload videos of different places which adds value to this repository.
Travelistic would be an ideal resource for a tourist visiting a city for the very first time. Although watching video of the city before traveling could take away the surprise element, it still gives confidence as to what he/she can expect. Using Google maps as a sorter for different places is innovative and perhaps the best solution.
There are other players in this video sharing website for travelers like Geobeats which offers guided tours which are professionally filmed. The repository is not as immense and diverse as Travelistic; yet it adds value to the traveldom.