Virtualtourist (VT) is an US-american internet-project for travel informations free of charge.
User are able to achieve touristic information about almost any place in the world and registriered users can supply informations and build personal pages like a travel writer.
On a destination page, you see:
- Local time and date
- Members living there
- Member tips
- Hotel review
- Things To Do
- Restaurant review
- Local Customs
- Off the Beaten Path
- Tourist Traps
- Warnings or Dangers
- Packing Lists
- Sports Travel
- General Tips
- Member pictures
- City Map
- Extra forums for each destination
- Flight connections
Also, one finds
- Travel Pages of each member as well as an unlimited space for own texts and pictures
- Member friends, member birthdays, VT mail, online/offline feature and so on
VT exists since 1994 and has got more than 600,000 members of min. 220 countries and territories.
VT is sponsored by different travel related companies displaying advertisements and bonus payments for clicks onto these ads.
The Website is governed by Virtualtourist, Inc., Westlake Village, CA 91361, USA.
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