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Engaging travel site?

As a followup to my post on what’s broken with online travel, a reader (thanks Gabe!) sent me a link to a site called coolcapitals.com. Try it out by clicking through, selecting a city, and navigating through the site a bit.

Overall, I like the general concept of making the experience stylized and fun. I *hate* the background noise and airport motif. That’s exactly the stuff that people don’t enjoy about traveling. I’d like to see more focus on pictures, more richness, and so on.

Another issue, of course, is that this product won’t scale well since it’s all being built by hand. I’d prefer a more automatic process for this, as a company.

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