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  Online pals the ticket for travel

    Article by Jonathan Dart
 
   TRACEY Larson learnt all about long-distance travel when she was 21 and in Times
   Square, New York. The fight began with yelling, her best friend returned fire, she
   went one way and the friend another.

   Travel is notoriously hard on friendships so it's perhaps strange that Ms Larson,
   now a seasoned traveller, would choose to head off with someone whose
   temperament has not been tested.

   But like a growing number of professionals, she decided to find a travel buddy online.

   "None of my friends were able to get time off work to travel and it's hard to travel by
    yourself as a female," she said.

   "So I just started looking around on the internet and started finding all these travel
    groups." One of those online communities was at travelfriend.com.au, an Australian
    website set up by web designer Henry Campbell in Melbourne.

    He said that since its inception in June 2007, the number of registered users had
    grown to 1500, with about 100 people visiting daily.

    He said the explosion of social networking sites and people's lack of time explained
    the site's success.

    Monash University travel consultant Simon Crunden said it showed travellers no
    longer used the web only to book airline tickets.

    Ms Larson had a successful trip to New Zealand with an online acquaintance.

    "It's strange because the things you look for in someone to travel with are not always
     the same things you look for in a best friend," she said. "It's important to find
     someone who's not too over the top."

    You can find the article online by clicking here

   

 

   



 
 
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  Online pals the ticket for travel

    Article by Jonathan Dart
 
   TRACEY Larson learnt all about long-distance travel when she was 21 and in Times
   Square, New York. The fight began with yelling, her best friend returned fire, she
   went one way and the friend another.

   Travel is notoriously hard on friendships so it's perhaps strange that Ms Larson,
   now a seasoned traveller, would choose to head off with someone whose
   temperament has not been tested.

   But like a growing number of professionals, she decided to find a travel buddy online.

   "None of my friends were able to get time off work to travel and it's hard to travel by
    yourself as a female," she said.

   "So I just started looking around on the internet and started finding all these travel
    groups." One of those online communities was at travelfriend.com.au, an Australian
    website set up by web designer Henry Campbell in Melbourne.

    He said that since its inception in June 2007, the number of registered users had
    grown to 1500, with about 100 people visiting daily.

    He said the explosion of social networking sites and people's lack of time explained
    the site's success.

    Monash University travel consultant Simon Crunden said it showed travellers no
    longer used the web only to book airline tickets.

    Ms Larson had a successful trip to New Zealand with an online acquaintance.

    "It's strange because the things you look for in someone to travel with are not always
     the same things you look for in a best friend," she said. "It's important to find
     someone who's not too over the top."

    You can find the article online by clicking here

   

 

   


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  Online pals the ticket for travel

    Article by Jonathan Dart
 
   TRACEY Larson learnt all about long-distance travel when she was 21 and in Times
   Square, New York. The fight began with yelling, her best friend returned fire, she
   went one way and the friend another.

   Travel is notoriously hard on friendships so it's perhaps strange that Ms Larson,
   now a seasoned traveller, would choose to head off with someone whose
   temperament has not been tested.

   But like a growing number of professionals, she decided to find a travel buddy online.

   "None of my friends were able to get time off work to travel and it's hard to travel by
    yourself as a female," she said.

   "So I just started looking around on the internet and started finding all these travel
    groups." One of those online communities was at travelfriend.com.au, an Australian
    website set up by web designer Henry Campbell in Melbourne.

    He said that since its inception in June 2007, the number of registered users had
    grown to 1500, with about 100 people visiting daily.

    He said the explosion of social networking sites and people's lack of time explained
    the site's success.

    Monash University travel consultant Simon Crunden said it showed travellers no
    longer used the web only to book airline tickets.

    Ms Larson had a successful trip to New Zealand with an online acquaintance.

    "It's strange because the things you look for in someone to travel with are not always
     the same things you look for in a best friend," she said. "It's important to find
     someone who's not too over the top."

    You can find the article online by clicking here

   

 

   



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