Travel inspiration is not hard to come by – whether you are scrolling down your Facebook newsfeed or watching a movie or flipping through a magazine – images and experiences that you witness are good enough to get the travel bug moving. But how close are you to making a decision on where to go, what to do or where to stay?
You may see a snap of your friend in front of the Colosseum in Rome but you are not quite a historical person. You want an adventure holiday. May be you like frequent short breaks but not long vacations. You need to consider if your kid will enjoy. Or you are just interested in the journey but not so much in the destination.
There are almost as many reasons to travel as there are people wanting to travel. And that is the biggest challenge in building something for travel inspiration – it requires both depth of content and breadth of experiences to be useful to as many as possible.
When we introduced Waytogo a few months back, we gave you the means to reach from anywhere to anywhere. Today, we’re proud to announce Collections, a curated list of destinations, activities, travel themes and hotels that will help you make the decision on where to go, what to do and where to stay. And to help us curate this, we’ve associated with Conde Nast Traveler – one of the biggest names in consumer travel magazines.
Something for everyone
When we started with building and curating Collections we had two simple goals in mind – it had to have something for everyone right from the word go and it had to be accessible from anywhere. The set of 45 Collections that we are launching with today reflects just that thinking. They are truly comprehensive both in depth and breadth. We’ve also built Collections to be beautifully responsive, so no matter what device you are using, you will never be short of travel inspiration.
If you want a long international vacation, we have you covered with suggested itineraries to Turkey, Vietnam and Switzerland. If you want adventure, we have things to do at Rishikesh and India’s best road trips, as also the mother of all adventures – a biking trip to Ladakh.
For the foodies out there we have the selection of the best places in Mumbai to treat your palate to the best cuisines from around the world and the best hotel bars in Bangalore. Want to party? Head out to Istanbul. Traveling with kids? There’s Shimla and Singapore. Want to do some celeb spotting in Mumbai? That’s there too.
The right tools at the right place
While you are going through a Collection you are bound to have additional queries – where can you get more information about the place, how do you reach there, what is the nearest city to stay or what is the nearest airport. As far as possible, we have tried to put that information right where you need it – along with each unit in the Collection. There are also little nuggets of relevant information and best times to visit thrown in to help your planning.
This is just the beginning
We kick this off with over 40 Collections, with holiday themes in India and abroad. And the best part is this is just the beginning. More such incredible inspiration will be added over the coming months.When we launched Waytogo we said:
We aim to make Cleartrip the Swiss Army Knife of travel and Waytogo is another powerful addition to empower the Do It Yourself traveller.
Collections is another inspirational addition to this toolkit. So, go pick your destination, do your thing and enjoy your travel. Explore what is already there. Start planning your vacations. Share with your friends what you think they’ll like.
And don’t forget to tell us what you think. We’d love to hear what you want us to do to make Collections even more awesome. Tell us what Collections you want to see or share your experiences and tips on our current collections. Drop a line in the comments here or send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.