US travel website and social platform WhereIveBeen.com has been acquired by TripAdvisor for an undisclosed sum. Chicago-based Where I’ve Been features a detailed interactive world map that enables users share where they have been, lived and want to go.
Where I’ve Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users. Its Facebook application has allowed 10 million people to create colour coded travel maps, “pinning off” close to half a billion places.
Members can upload stories and photos, source the community for answers to travel questions, and browse a travel guide which displays socially relevant information first.
“This acquisition underscores TripAdvisor’s continued focus and growth in social travel,” the company said. The entire product team at Where I’ve Been, founded by Michael Dalesandro and Craig Ulliott, will join TripAdvisor.>City Insider: Give me TripAdvisor over the new-breed dotcoms [Travel Weekly]