TravelMuse Unveils Next Generation Travel Planner

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TravelMuse Unveils Next Generation Travel Planner
* Makes travel planning more intuitive and organizing your trips more rewarding
* Also launches TravelMuse Trip Widget and chance to win a $4,750 luxury trip to Hawaii

Los Altos, Calif., May 6, 2010 — Making travel planning more intuitive and rewarding, TravelMuse ( today launched a next generation Travel Planner and a chance to escape to a tropical paradise.  TravelMuse now integrates powerful mapping technology with organization, scheduling and collaboration tools so travelers can plan trips more easily.

“Planning a trip can be an overwhelming experience.  While the Internet is the number one resource for travel information, collecting and organizing your research is a real challenge,” said Russ Lemelin, CEO of TravelMuse. “The new TravelMuse Planner makes the chaos of travel planning easy and fun by providing a central place to save, organize and share all your travel research for any destination.”

Travel Planning Made Easy:
•    Use the whole Web: The new TravelMuse Bookmarker now allows you to browse the Web freely and then save your favorite research centrally. With the Bookmarker, save pages, photos and text from any website into your personal Trip folder.

•    Get Organized: With the TravelMuse Planner, you can view your research on an interactive map, create a schedule and find other popular items based upon the research you have saved.

•    Explore Recommendations and Resources:  TravelMuse has a wealth of information to help people plan their trips. With our detailed destination guides, you can view Trips that others have created and see the most popular attractions, restaurants, hotels and shops. You can even use our interactive maps to explore and save research to your Trip.

•    Collaborate and Share:  Not traveling solo?  Invite your co-travelers to view and even help plan your Trip. Also, because you trust your friends’ recommendations above all others, ask them for advice on Facebook and we’ll automatically save their Facebook comments into your Trip. Plus, the TravelMuse Trip Widget allows you to display items saved in your Trip on your blog, website and social networking pages.

Win a Luxury Trip to a Tropical Paradise!

TravelMuse has partnered with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) to give away a luxury trip for two to Oahu through the “Create a Trip on TravelMuse, Win Your Perfect Moment in Hawaii” sweepstakes. The winner will receive ground transportation and round-trip airfare for two to Honolulu, courtesy of HVCB, and a 5-night stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  The trip will be complemented by admission to four amazing Hawaii experiences, including the Dolphin Swim Adventure Program at Sea Life Park Hawaii, an Atlantis Submarines sub tour, a Premium Battle Station tour at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Polynesian Cultural Center’s “Ha: Breath of Life” evening show and luau dinner (total value $4,750).  Anyone who registers and creates a Trip on TravelMuse from now until July 16, 2010 can enter.  See contest rules for more details

About TravelMuse, Inc.
Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., is the online destination for finding inspiration and planning trips with friends and family. Visitors can save any page from the Web using the TravelMuse Bookmarker; easily create Trips; organize, schedule and share travel information with the TravelMuse Planner; get travel recommendations; and use the industry’s first Inspiration Finder™ to discover destinations. The company has raised more than $6 million in funding from Azure Capital Partners and California Technology Ventures.