Hotel video guide Tvtrip.com, which had recently raised $4.8 million, has launched its UK version www.tvtrip.co.uk. (7/27/2007)
The UK website’s content will serve the specific needs of British travellers, with a choice of hotels in all key European cities, pricing in sterling pounds and direct links to online reservation partners such as Expedia.co.uk, Booking and Venere.
“By end of the year, TVtrip.co.uk will offer the British holidaymakers an impressive library of 1500 videos, in 50 European destinations”, said Marc Ruff, CEO of TVtrip.
Tvtrip recruited professional filming teams in each city to produce short and informative video clips. These films – financed by Tvtrip to guarantee their objectivity - show the various categories of rooms, the facilities as well as the area surrounding the hotel.
The online video hotel guide is also building an online travel community. Travellers will be able to share their opinions on their accommodation and to upload their own video clips of the hotel on the site.
Launched in May, Tvtrip.com is being described as the first website to enable hotel searches using professionally-filmed online videos. TVtrip already covers 11 major European cities including Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam and Venice. Earlier this month, it had raised $4.8 million from Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Partech International.