VibeAgent.com, a new travel 2.0 web site that combines user reviews, meta-search, and social networking for hotels, has claimed 5th place among the world’s largest hotel websites.
Like FaceBook, VibeAgent’s model allows members to share hotel reviews and recommendations across their social network of friends, colleagues, and groups.
The reviews and social connections on the site in turn drive VibeAgent¹s proprietary social search algorithm, which delivers personalised hotel recommendations in the order they are likely to appeal to the user.
Users can also book their chosen hotels at the best available prices, or get in touch with individual properties.
A new mapping functionality, My Maps, will provide personalized maps for each registered user on the site. Users can use the map to perform a “geo-search” of their personal network, make new friends, explore new places, and locate a hotel.
VibeAgent.com is currently in private beta and accessible by invitation only.