The CEO of, the Youtube of the Hotel Industry, interviewed by Loic Le Meur

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Right here is an attention-grabbing interview of Thomas Owadenko that Loic Le Meur simply uploaded on his weblog. Thomas is the CEO of the brand new journey 2.0 web site known as Trivop.

[ loiclemeur/200710] is an excellent instance of a very good use of internet 2.0 within the journey business. It’s a platform of video opinions of resorts (situated in Europe after which sooner or later within the US).Like I stated prior to now, the way forward for resort opinions is strongly linked to the way forward for on-line video; we beforehand noticed the influence of a easy video uploaded on youtube to report a poor resort room in Madrid. We additionally noticed Tripadvisor launched a video importing characteristic on their web site to comply with this (resort) development.

Now we’ve a devoted web site just for resorts which mixed a mashup of Google maps, Tripadvisor textual content opinions and movies generated by hoteliers and company.Within the video Thomas says that it will likely be targeted on resorts for the primary 3 years, Trivop doesn’t have an actual competitor since there isn’t a different 100% related web site. Nevertheless it’d in some way compete with movies of internet sites like Youtube, Google Video, DailyMotions and so forth. and in addition with websites like which have a wider strategy and publish video content material for all the pieces associated to journey.

When Trivop has been launched originally of April 2007, it already had filmed and uploaded about 170 movies of resorts. Trivop may even intend to create a market neighborhood the place video producers might meet the demand for video of hoteliers.

In the course of the interview Thomas says that not solely the hotelier can add a video but additionally the visitor. As of at present I’ve not been capable of finding a video generated by a visitor, however solely video “ordered” by hoteliers, with an excellent modifying by the best way. The one unfavorable remark I’d make is that there isn’t a manner you possibly can management the playback of the video apart from utilizing the pause button. Movies are performed sequentially (divided into segments: foyer/commonplace room/suite and so forth) simply as if you happen to had been watching plain outdated tv. When deciding what resort I need to guide, I’ve a restricted obtainable time for making my alternative. I would like to check resort costs, resorts opinions and so forth; watching every phase (of about 50sec to 1min40) with out having the selection to quick ahead the video is time consuming.

For my part the problem for Trivop might be to generate income by proposing their companies as filmmakers for hoteliers whereas they provide a free platform for company to add their “movies opinions” that might criticize and damage their very own purchasers.

Anyway I discovered that the idea of Trivop is progressive and helpful for travellers and I want them the perfect of success.

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