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What are some features of the Trippy travel site?

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Trippy lets users' friends plan their trips, helping them tailor their travel to their needs and desires. The website ties in the social network of its users into its platform and lets them find out which of their friends have been to the destinations that they want to visit - whether it be that they have checked-in, lived, worked or studied there.

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Through one-click style recommendations and Facebook-style commenting, the website lets users' friends literally and figuratively tell them what restaurants, hotels and destinations would be right for them. It provides an easy autocomplete tool to quickly pull up the desired locations from a complete database of locations. Users can then add places they’re considering so that friends can comment on the itinerary, offering feedback in Facebook-style comment feeds.

The website allows users to take advantage of a guidebook made for the trips they’re planning in real time by picking suggestions for destinations they might like. Trippy then automatically converts those recommendations into a route and plots the trip on a travel map. Users can also check rates and book hotels for the trip directly from the website.

The website's mobile app lets a user's friends follow along in his journey by seeing his pictures in real time as the user goes to the places suggested by them.

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