SOUTH RIDING, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlutenFreeTravelSite ( http://www.glutenfreetravelsite.com ), a review-based website that helps people on gluten-free diets find safe places to eat, today announced a partnership with Gluten-Free Faces ( http://www.glutenfreefaces.com ), a trusted online community for gluten-free individuals to share information with each other. The alliance gives visitors to popular social networking site Gluten-Free Faces an easy way to access GlutenFreeTravelSite’s large database of gluten-free dining and travel reviews which provide essential feedback from others with their same dietary needs and challenges.
GlutenFreeTravelSite’s reviews, organized geographically, include restaurants, hotels/resorts, cruises, and grocery stores throughout the world. The reviews help people on gluten-free diets find places that accommodate their diet – whether they’re looking for a new place to try in their neighborhood or a safe place to eat while traveling. The free site even allows users to narrow their search to the town/city or zip code level. The results appear on a Google map, and users can click on any establishment to link to the review.
“We are proud to be the only review-focused website -- not simply a directory-style listing -- where you can get personal feedback on some of the world’s most accommodating places for gluten-free meals,” said Karen Broussard, founder and president of GlutenFreeTravelSite. “Not only do we offer this functionality on our own site, but now members of Gluten-Free Faces, the largest gluten-free social networking site on the Internet, will be able to access this same helpful information.”
“We see a lot of synergy between our two sites, and we are thrilled to add GlutenFreeTravelSite’s gluten-free search/mapping feature to the other valuable resources within our global gluten-free social network,” added Chad Hines, founder of Gluten-Free Faces, who has been living with Celiac Disease for over 20 years. “The gluten-free community deserves to have online resources that provide them with relevant, updated, and meaningful information. This partnership will give gluten-free individuals just that…trusted information that will make their lives without gluten a little easier, safer, and happier.”
Most people who follow gluten-free diets do so because of Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body is unable to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. People with “gluten intolerance,” autism, and other health concerns have also found that a gluten-free diet can help reduce their symptoms. A recent U.S. News and World Report article estimated that 15-25% of consumers are looking for gluten-free options for various health reasons.
GlutenFreeTravelSite was launched in April 2008 to provide a forum for sharing reviews of restaurants, hotels/resorts, cruise ships, and grocery stores that cater to the gluten-free community around the world. Between the user-submitted reviews and the dozens of restaurant chains with gluten free menus listed on their Gluten Free Restaurant Menus page ( http://www.glutenfreetravelsite.com/restaurants ), visitors to the site can find thousands of safe dining options. For more information, visit GlutenFreeTravelSite ( http://www.glutenfreetravelsite.com ).
About Gluten-Free Faces
Gluten-Free Faces, founded in May 2009, is an interactive social network that allows gluten-free individuals from around the world to share recipes, product reviews, stories, and information with one another. The site is free to join and gives users the support they’re looking for via gluten-free blogs, videos, discussions, and the ability to chat live with other people living a gluten-free lifestyle. For more information, visit Gluten-Free Faces ( http://www.glutenfreefaces.com ).