Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Group support added

Many travelers tour as members of a group from their church, lapidary club, photography club, credit union, or group of neighbors. Those groups sometimes fill the entire departure but mostly they are mixed in with the independent travelers on the trip. Sometimes there are a couple small groups on the same departure.

Even before you leave, wouldn't it be nice to see who else is in your party? And if you are a group leader, if you could post a welcome message and see who has registered their scrapbook already?

Done! And more besides. We added a history of your group tours (as well as your history of all tours) and we added nifty features for you to get more information from your tour operator's group booking system. We added the ability for the group leader to update their message whenever they like. Group leaders do not actually have to travel to use these features.

We also tried very hard not to make this a groups' management portal for the tour operator. We stayed firmly focused on providing features for the travelers (in this case, group members and their group leaders) to make their scrapbook experience more relevant and personal. These group functions only appear on your pages if you are a member or leader of a group.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

This is great info to know.