Using Travelindicator To Your Benefit

We have recently updated the frontpage of Travelindicator a bit to make it more clear to you what we stand for. You will likely have come across the following, which is what we like to call our "Five Pillars".

Whereas other travel websites may at most give you travel ideas based 2 dimensions or so (Beaches in Asia? Culture in Europe? There you go.), Travelindicator works along the 5 dimensions of distance, weather, cost, surroundings and themes:



Let's give you an example of how you can maximise the 5 dimensions above to your benefit. Essentially each search starts with deciding whether you want to look for travel destination in a radius around your current location (or nearest city), or whether you have already roughly determined the region or country you want to travel to and just want to see what's on offer there.

Step 1 (distance): Let's assume you will be traveling to Berlin and are looking to make a European trip that goes anywhere in a 2,750km radius around that.

Step 2 (weather): You want decent weather, let's say temperatures above 10ºC and rainfall below 130mm. Note how the weather filter applies to temperature and rainfall in April, as that is the basic setting and the period in which we are searching.

Step 3 (cost): Your budget is not minimal, but you can do without staying in hotels in places likes Monaco which will probably cost you an arm and a leg. So you select an average nightly hotel rate (measured across all available hotels with 2 stars and up) of $275.

Step 4 (surroundings): You may land at Berlin, but you care nothing for Europe's big cities. What you are after are smaller towns that have at least some form of greenery around them. So you set "urban" at a max. of 30% and "forests" at a minimum of 30%.

Step 5 (themes): Having selected all this, you still have a few more criteria you want your holiday destinations to meet. They should offer some history, architecture, culture or art and be family oriented. So no Spanish party islands into the mix, please.

Your preferences will look like this:




With this search you have just generated a list of 19 towns that meet your requirements. Ordered by distance (ascending), the top 10 includes Quedlinburg, Rothenburg, Český Krumlov, Bavaria, Dürnstein, Hallstatt, Bratislava, Maastricht, Füssen and Alsace.

New Feature: Tags

Alright, we know we should be focussing on getting many more places into Travelindicator rather than doing small technical enhancements instead. And honestly, we are doing both as hard as we can. The latest addition is something we think will grow out to be a useful one: tags.

It's fairly simple really, as we add new locations we will be giving them specific tags like "vineyards", "rocks", "medieval castles" or "world war 2". You can click through on these tags and get other locations that have this tag assigned to them.

Looking for a relaxing trip to European vineyards, looking for great spots to go hiking, or are you simply out to visit some historical sites relevant to one of the wars? Travelindicator has you covered.

Click on one of the tags you see listed with a location, or simply on "Tags" on top of the website to reach an overview with currently available tags.