New York, NY, June 23, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Localocal, a dedicated travel app focusing on connecting travelers, announces the release of version 1.2.1 just in time for summer vacations. Localocal is a free interactive social and travel planning tool designed to allow globetrotters to explore destinations and discover hidden gems along the way with the help of other users and their existing social circles.
A first-of-its-kind in a dedicated travel app, the user-matching feature connects travelers based on their destination then offers simplified tools to make travel planning easier. Users can collect tips for their own trip, forward them at the tap of a button, chat with friends, search for people interested in their destination (fans) or those who are experts on a location (specialists) – all from the convenience of one app. Instead of relying on travel agents, third-party services or paid tours, Localocal provides international travelers and locals alike with a platform to exchange unbiased advice about a locale and plan future trips together based on these tips.
“Localocal’s ultimate goal is to make travel more personal,” says Founder Fay Li, “The app is created out of passion for traveling and connecting people all over the world. Local experts are eager to share their insider tips with travelers who have the same interests and mindset. Through their social circles, we help people to collect and share advice so they feel at home all over the world.”
Looking ahead to the future of social travel, Localocal is currently developing a system of more intelligent recommendations to connect users based on their expertise (budget travel, street food, art aficionados), photo albums and a future trip feature allowing users to meet travelers headed to the same destination.
Localocal is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and available for free in all regions, requiring iOS 7.0 or later. For more information or to download the Localocal app, please visit www.golocalocal.com.