LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travel industry veteran and entrepreneur, Porter Briggs, announces the launch of Travelier, a new travel “discovery engine” found online and as an app. Rather than a search engine, Travelier is a one-stop, go-to travel-planning tool for finding both the obvious and obscure destinations in the United States.
Got wanderlust? Want to fill an afternoon or need to plan a trip? Travelier houses more than 90,000 destinations in 80 categories for travelers to locate and search for their desired location. Looking for skate parks in Carmel, historic homes in New Orleans, or bird-watching locales in Albuquerque? Travelier makes it easy to find not only the well-known, but also the new or lesser known destinations for mapping out a road trip in advance or a spontaneous afternoon outing.
“No matter where you’re going, Travelier makes it easy to find destinations relevant to your interest, hobby or passion, anywhere across the country,” said Porter Briggs, founder of Travelier. “Our staff has researched and listed these destinations one by one, and it’s still growing. Travelers can simply type in their destination and instantly see all options displayed by specific categories on Google Maps.”
Travelier began after Briggs hosted guests from Switzerland who asked what there was to do in his hometown of Little Rock. After compiling a list of things to see and do around him, Briggs realized there was a larger, universal need for his research. At that point, Briggs hired 18 researchers and began the 21-month task of researching and assembling the destination data. The research has been compiled into the handcrafted discovery engine. The categories make the discovery engine an even more valuable tool because it allows users to search for whatever interest they may have and shows destinations they wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.
Know about a destination that’s not listed on Travelier? Travelier’s discovery engine is a community-driven travel service as well, through an “add destinations” feature. So users can add a favorite, but perhaps little known destination, for others with similar interests. Other functions of the site include custom travel wish lists, search profiles, whether a destination is pet or child friendly and handicap accessible, along with predictive technology that will provide recommendations for Travelier users based on previous behavior and account information.