Travel videos out for Olympics

5th Jan 2006

With the Winter Olympics just weeks away, dozens of video reports at show Torino, Italy, scrambling to get ready for the 2006 games.
In-depth reports by travelers in Torino reveal how the Italian city is gearing up for the 16-day event. members Allison Woo and John Harrison go behind the scenes - surveying preparations at the Olympic venues, examining hotel accommodations, reviewing logistics in Torino, and finding out how the Italian city is reacting to its first major international event.

“We’re thrilled to give people an exclusive glimpse into Torino they won’t find anywhere else,” says Jonathan Haldane, CEO and founder of “This video footage and insider information provided by our members is very different from what you’ll see on the official Torino and Olympic Web sites.”

iPod users can download Torino clips and thousands of other videos to create a personalized, portable video travel guide.

Visitors to will find videos submitted by travelers sharing their travel tips, experiences and on-camera reviews of hotels and destinations around the world.’s entire library of 10,000 traveler videos is iPod-compatible.


The Torino Olympic report is the latest example of how travelers become globe-trotting reporters at Past video reports on the Web site have covered Thailand post-tsunami and London after the July bombings. is a new-generation, rich-media travel Web site, featuring in-depth reviews from people traveling the globe, and the world’s largest online collection of hotel and destination videos captured by travelers.

The site also offers breaking travel news, unparalleled hotel searches based on 100+ criteria, and a loyalty program allowing travelers to earn cash each time they book a hotel, review a hotel, or post images on the site.


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