About TripMarbles

Introduction

TripMarbles

Every day the internet is getting increasingly cluttered. More and more snippets of information are added every day.

Platforms, like Google, Bing, Instagram or Facebook, are at the core of finding information. But these platforms need to be properly 'fed' with a continuous stream of fresh content, experiences and elaborate information about what to do, where to go, where to stay and what to visit. This information needs to be made available in a way that 'ticks all the boxes' for it to be indexed properly.

With the abundance of cluttered information on the internet, it becomes more and more difficult for visitors to quickly find trustworthy and to-the-point information, information you can build your travel itineraries on.

It is even harder for the upcoming tourism destinations to create their place in the internet. Imagine the difficulties small websites encounter to become visible, to ‘make it out there on their own’.

The individual components of TripMarbles are not new; there are other platforms providing travellers with information about Bars, Restaurants, Events, Activities, Travel stories and/or Hospitality but not many provide it as comprehensive as TripMarbles.

Contrary to most of these sites, we are taking a global approach to local information, are not driven by Online Booking software and do not pollute our site with third party online advertisement.

In other words, using TripMarbles visitors do not 'pay' with their own information, their search history [cookies] or by clicking on third-party ads, taking them away to the competition or other websites.

TripMarbles provides equal opportunity for all subscribers, regardless of the size of the Bar, Restaurant, Event, Activity or Hospitality provider.

We focus on upcoming tourism markets in particular. For most of these places there is not yet an abundance of coordinated information available but the potential of these countries is enormous now that the cost of travel is dropping more and more.

Introduction to TripMarbles - Social Media

These upcoming destinations slowly shift from mainly high-end business travellers to the 'normal' travellers, people with a willingness to venture to places less known. They need concise information, they want to see what a place has to offer, read first-hand experiences etc. We need to give them a reason why they would spend their money somewhere.

We, at TripMarbles, think it is time to focus more on this new way of travelling, taking tourism information to the next level…

BREATH Concept

The next level...

We centralize and streamline the flow of quality information, focussing initially on young, vibrant and upcoming tourism locations, such as Cyprus, Ghana, Botswana and the Philippines.

We put the emphasis on what our subscribers have to offer, what distinguishes them. We combine that with a constant stream of interesting, refreshing stories, great videos, amazing pictures, all produced by fellow travellers and the local blogging community.

Most people take decisions on first impressions, their gut-feeling! Let us help to capture that moment, to catch their breath…

Our concept is based on an integrated approach towards promoting tourism in a destination in all its facets. The TripMarbles concept is called: BREATH.

BREATH is an acronym for: Bars, Restaurants, Events, Activities, Travel stories and Hospitality.

Integrating these key elements into one platform results in a refreshingly new approach to travel information on the web.

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EPIK - Integrated Video Platform

Make images come to life

The TripMarbles concept is built around visualisation of what is being offered. We not only do that in images but use a far more powerful platform for getting the message across: Video.

We have integrated the EPIK – Elastic Video platform into TripMarbles, allowing us to enhance the promotional power of the available information exponentially but at a fraction of the cost.

The EPIK capabilities are managed through the TripMarbles interface. It allows subscribers to create custom videos, video promotions, direct marketing videos and many more valuable solutions.

Joining TripMarbles provides access to the enormous power of video marketing at a fraction of the costs and efforts.

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A personal touch

The people behind TripMarbles

Key to the success of our internet platforms is the personal connection on the ground, a direct connection between our subscribers and our in-country team. Who better understands the challenges of the local market than insiders, people from within the community?

Though TripMarbles is head-quartered in the Netherlands, we are adamant that internet should not be something that only operates in the cloud. A personal connection and trust are crucial to our success.

Our team combines expert knowledge in tourism, local markets, internet platform development, visualization and [social] media marketing with great content writers, photo- and videographers both local and across the globe.

our partners

Our teams on the ground

BREATH in detail

Bars
Have a drink and relax

TripMarbles provides you, as a Bar, the opportunity to create a clear picture of what makes you special, what it is your customers can look forward to, why they should come and visit your bar. Your Portfolio can also be used as your web page.

Bars can add a description, opening times, menus, pictures and videos to bring across that special feeling only they can provide. Shortly It will also provide for multilingual portfolios to provide an even better service to your visitors.

The bar is pinpointed on the map and you can also provide clear instructions on how to get to it and even where to park.

Each bar can create promotional videos using our EPIK video platform and add events you are organising to the events calendar.

Come and join the TripMarbles community and get found!

Bars - Have a drink and relax

Restaurants
Enjoy a good meal

TripMarbles provides you, as a Restaurant, the opportunity to create a detailed insight into your specialties, your dishes and your edge, what it is your customers can look forward to, why they should come and visit your restaurant. Your Portfolio can also be used as your web page.

You can add a description, opening times, menus, pictures and videos to bring across that special feeling ‘only you’ can provide.

The restaurant is pinpointed on the map and can also provide clear instructions on how to get to it and where to park.

Each restaurant can create promotional videos using our EPIK video platform and add events you are organising.

Come and join the TripMarbles community and get found!

Restaurants - Enjoy a good meal

Events worldwide
See what's happening

Every event is special! You may know that, but does the rest of the world know? TripMarbles provides you, as an Event Organiser, the opportunity to describe your events in detail, add a countdown, location and even list your event sponsors in detail if you have them. Give people a glimpse of what the event will bring. Put it in pictures, add video, create...

Paid event listings are promoted individually, but also listed with venues and activities nearby, increasing the chances of being seen exponentially.

Each event receives a dedicated URL for direct access.

And each event can create promotional videos using our integrated EPIK video platform.

Join us and get your event the attention it deserves!

Events - See what is happening

Free listed events
Exposure on a budget

Not every event organiser has the budget or the necessity to create a full portfolio for an event with the associated social media exposure, but would still like the event to be listed on the side of the main events.

For those events, we have developed the Free Listing, allowing you, as organiser, to list your event at no charge.

A Free Listed Event can always be upgraded to a full Event, opening up the additional benefits of dedicated exposure, extensive possibilities of showing videos and images, a dedicated URL for direct access and vast opportunities to create dedicated promotion videos.

Free Listed Events allow for listing on a small budget. Visit TripMarbles and list your event for free!

Free listed events - Exposure on a budget

Activities
Let's get active

People are looking for things to do or places to visit; interesting, innovative or just entertaining ways to spend their time.

This part of the system offers you, as an Activity Organiser, a unique opportunity to introduce your activity / activities to a bigger crowd. Explain the fun you have on offer, not just in text, but in pictures or better... video.

Each activity will be promoted individually, but also listed with venues and events nearby, increasing the chances of being seen exponentially.

And each activity can create promotional videos using our integrated EPIK video platform.

Come and join the vibrant TripMarbles community to get seen!

Activities - Let us get active

Travel stories
Get inspired!

For obtaining a steady / healthy flow of new content, TripMarbles cooperates with the amateur blogging community.

Similarly to individual websites, these travel bloggers - writers and photo/videographers - are struggling to get their content the attention it deserves. We are currently developing a platform, linked to TripMarbles, called TripEditors.

This new platform will provide upcoming artists / journalists the opportunity to publish their tourism related creations [articles, photos and videos] and create their individual online portfolio… for free.

In return for us providing the opportunity to publish editorial material and get some serious exposure, TripMarbles can select the best items and release them on TripMarbles.

Travel stories - Get inspired!

Hospitality
Home away from home

We offer a solution for anyone providing a place to sleep, a place to rest, to enjoy time away from busy lives, bad weather or overloaded schedules. People like to find new places to stay, find little gems that are maybe not on the booking.coms of this world.

TripMarbles provides you, as Hospitality provider, the opportunity to invite your visitors into this ‘unknown world’, by making it visual, and transfer that special feeling, to make your visitors feel welcome.

A picture says more than a 1,000 words, imagine what a video can do...

In addition to creating a portfolio, you can also add Events. These will be promoted individually as well, creating even more ways of showing you are different.

Each hotel, bed and breakfast, villa or apartment will be promoted individually, but also listed with bars, restaurants, events and activities nearby, again increasing the chances of being seen exponentially.

And you can create promotional videos using our integrated EPIK video platform.

Come and join the vibrant TripMarbles community to get seen and increase your booking potential!

Hospitality - Home away from home

Benefits

Subscriber platform

TripMarbles is a subscription based concept. That way we do not have to show those visually polluting third-party ads or charge per booking or sale.

  • Bars, Restaurants, Activity and Hospitality providers pay a flat fee per year.
  • Event providers pay a small fee per advertising day with a minimum of 60 days to allow for sufficient exposure time for an event.
  • Travel story writers / content providers can earn money from producing published content.

Subscribers platform - Promo

Pricing structure

Subscribers platform - Pricing

Join us

Why join TripMarbles?

When subscribing, you: -

  • receive a dedicated Portfolio page with unique URL for direct access you can also use as your web page for as long as you remain a subscriber;
  • receive one free promotional EPIK video;
  • get access to the EPIK video platform for additional videos;
  • can establish direct connections with your [potential] customers;
  • can accept bookings / reservations or sales at no additional charge, whichever channel you elect to use;
  • have no third party advertising and no competition on your Portfolio;
  • can be listed with other Venues, Events, Activities and TripMarbles located near you;

  • receive extensive Search Engine and Social Media coverage;
  • become part of a large international community, providing innovative ways to increase your exposure.

Sample PortFolio for Hospitality

What makes us different...

  • We focus on creating a direct connection between you and your visitors, be it by phone, email, social media, fax or their own website;
  • We do not charge you per booking / sale. We charge a flat fee per year for entities and a per-day fee for events promotion;
  • We do not show any third-party advertising, no distracting banners any part of our site, just interesting content;
  • We combine the available information to create interesting portfolios, but never show the ‘competition’ your portfolio;
  • We combine all aspects of tourism into one single platform: Bars, Restaurants, Events, Activities, Travel Stories and Hospitality;

  • We provide you, as part of your subscription, extensive promotion on social media and in search engines;
  • We are very serious about who owns the content. You own your content! To avoid copyright infringements, you will have to grant us eternal 'use rights', but we will not sell your information to Third Parties. We operate entirely in line with the GDPR rules;
  • You can maintain your information yourself; Change your content regularly or upload a new image every day? Sure, not a problem;
  • We provide you the option to add your own blogs, creating fresh content that is added to your Portfolio regularly. But as these are sponsored blogs, they will be available from the portfolios only;

  • We are not booking engine driven, what you offer comes first, availability / booking comes second;
  • No preferential treatment, same price, same opportunities, same exposure for every subscriber;
  • We review all content before publishing to ensure our rules are complied with. We only publish verified information; and
  • We do not provide for customer rating or commenting. There are other information providers that offer that functionality, you can request us to link to it, but we have decided not to host any ourselves.