August 13, 2008
SafeTraveler.Com Features GeoBeats’ Authentic Travel Videos, Providing Cultural Tips to Tourists
GeoBeats, Inc., the industry leader in online video production and distribution solutions for media, travel and education companies, announced today an agreement with The Safe TravelerTM, the world's leading source for current destination and travel safety information, for licensed travel videos that will be featured on SafeTraveler.com.
As a part of its partnership, GeoBeats' high-quality online tutorial videos will be posted on SafeTraveler.com, initially offering travelers a first person perspective on local customs, etiquette and transportation tips for destinations around the world from Berlin and Buenos Aires to Germany and the People's Republic of China. Some of the first GeoBeats videos to be featured on SafeTraveler.com will be Hong Kong and Argentina etiquette tutorials, showcasing a look at everyday life through the eyes of locals in select tourism locations. The companies will also team to provide travelers with localized safety tutorials.
"The Safe Traveler is about providing the information necessary to prepare travelers for their trip, offering them a unique travel monitoring service and providing inter-active advice that makes travel more enjoyable," said John Holchin, CEO at SafeTraveler.com. "We feel strongly that GeoBeats' high-quality, engaging online videos dovetail nicely with our mission to provide peace-of-mind from door-to-door and will further enhance the travel experience by offering firsthand insight and valuable advice from locals backed by the expertise of the Safe Traveler."
Ashish Khurana, CEO of GeoBeats, commented, "We are extremely pleased about our partnership with The Safe Traveler, a company that similarly values its exceptional online content. The Safe Traveler's trust in GeoBeats validates the superiority and authenticity of our online videos, which serve to enhance SafeTraveler.com and educate consumers about their destinations so that trip planners are smart travelers too."
To view GeoBeats' online tutorials on safety, visit www.safetraveler.com. For more information on GeoBeats, visit www.geobeats.com.
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About Safe Traveler.com
The Safe TravelerTM provides destination, cultural and safety information plus interactive trip monitoring services for more than 200 countries and thousands of locations. Using the world's most advanced network of intelligence sources, destination experts and a patented system of data analysis provided by iJET(R) Intelligent Risk Systems, the company is the world's only consumer source for TIMELY, PREDICTIVE and ACTIONABLE travel intelligence and around-the-clock, around-the-globe travel monitoring. Additional information is available at the company's Web site, www.SafeTraveler.com.
About GeoBeats, Inc.
Founded in 2006, GeoBeats, Inc. is an industry-leader in the development and distribution of online video content for the world's largest media groups, the travel industry, as well as education and local media companies. GeoBeats leverages its global network of more than 3,000 filmmakers in 45 countries to provide high quality, consistent travel content to partners such as TripAdvisor, Comcast, and AOL. Filmed and hosted by locals, GeoBeats' video content reflects the local flavor and provides viewers an insider's perspective on destinations with a plethora of topics ranging from public transportation and local phrases to city walks, shopping and cuisine. The company also offers a proprietary video player, GeoBeats Travel Player, specifically built to stream travel video content. Videos are available through partners' Web sites as well as at www.geobeats.com.