I’ve launched a new travel aggregation website, Top Travel Content Europe, in partnership with Craig Martin of the Indie Travel Podcast. The site will showcase the best in travel content about Europe, expanding to include the best in travel from around the globe. Top Travel Content Europe will feature a mix of automated RSS from approved member sites and hand picked content, selected by the editor and readers.
I know from personal experience that there’s a lot of great travel content out there but it can be difficult to find, especially as results from the large travel companies tend to dominate natural searches.
I’ve been working on the idea of a travel aggregation site to feature the best in travel content for several months since my presention about The Future of Travel Blog during the World Travel Market in November 2008 in London.
Independent, niche blogs face major hurdles in attracting readers in the crowded travel market. Itâ€™s always said that if you have quality content you will succeed but I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s enough for an independent blog. It can be hard to attract advertisers to an independent niche travel blog which may have a relatively low number of hits, althought these hits are often highly targetted readers and potential customers. I see the way forward for independent, niche travel sites and blogs as working in partnership with other quality travel content sites to gain more exposure and readership for us all.
I’d love to have your feedback on Top Travel Content Europe. Please submit any great online articles about travel in Europe, that you’d like to share with other readers, for possible inclusion in Reader’s Pick. If you run a travel site which features content about travel in Europe, you can apply to become a member.