New Travel Networking Commerce Site Launches Pre Registration

September 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The online travel industry is gearing up for a new player in its market today as OFF2.COM launched their online pre registration for the first 50,000 users.

For a limited time only the website is offering bonuses and benefits to users who pre register with OFF2.COM. We have only allowed a limited number of 50,000 pre registration spaces for the initial rollout phase.

Based in England, this innovative team has developed a new web 2.0 based Travel website over the past 14 months. The site itself is based on enterprise level award winning software in the form of IBM Websphere Commerce coupled with an extensive number of PHP databases creating a social networking site for travellers. The site will offer users the ability to interact with one another by sharing travel information, sharing holiday snaps, recommending destinations and reviewing events, allowing members to increase their stature and rewarding them for their site usage.

The site itself generates its data from the Worldspan GDS system, which will supply users with the ability to book over 54,000 Hotels Worldwide, 180 Airlines and all the major Car Hire brands. Utilizing the inbuilt networking elements, OFF2 offers users the ability to create their own events which can be viewed by the entire network. Businesses are also being encouraged to sign up, offering Bars, Restaurants and Nightclubs in particular the facility of adding their own events and increasing exposure in their local networks.

At OFF2 they firmly believe in rewarding the individual for activity. Evidence of that approach can be seen in their rewards program launching in November, offering members bonuses and reward points for recommending new users, making bookings, interacting with each other and contributing by listing events and photos on the network.

Managing Director James McDowall had this to say. “For some time now we have heard of the new breed of ‘WEB2.0’ websites and whether they will ever offer a real world commercial value. For the best part we feel at OFF2 that we have the ability to be amongst the first companies to pioneer a new internet experience. We are obviously incredibly excited about this, and look forward to offering a fantastic service to all of our users.”

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