A Revolution In Air Travel:Travel Tribes

by Jay Deragon on 04/13/2011

The Travel Industry Is Booming!

A plethora of industry reports indicates that travel and tourism are back, and, by the end of 2011, will be better than ever. Revenue is expected to reach nearly $1.4 trillion, a record, says Toon van Beeck, senior analyst at research firm IBISWorld. This means the opportunity in the sector will be “the biggest it has ever been.

Just consider this set of glowing forecasts for 2011: International trips will jump 5.5 percent, to 94.7 million; domestic trips will rise 1.2 percent, to 627.4 million; hotel revenues will go up by 4.4 percent, to $114.8 billion; travel agencies will bring in 3.3 percent more revenue, making the total $12 billion; tour operator revenue will grow 5 percent, to $3.7 billion; and even the RV parks and campgrounds industry will experience a 1.5 percent revenue increase, to $4.5 billion.

That’s only part of it. As the industry increasingly shifts online, opportunities are emerging. The app market, for instance, has swelled from virtually nothing to billions of dollars in just a few years, and smartphone owners are loving their access to a gaggle of Wi-Fi finders, flight status updaters, local restaurant finders, budget booking assistants, translators and more. Websites offering unique travel-oriented services have made a strong showing, too.  Google & Facebook are acquiring innovative travel industry sites as recognition that travel is a hot market ripe for innovation.

A Revolution in Air Travel: Travel Tribes

While there are numerous social applications that help travelers to connect and collaborate there are none that actually change the travel experience, until now!

Social Flights just launched “travel tribes” which enables people to connect, collaborate, discover and create a revolution in travel.  Travel Tribes enable people to aggregate around geographic areas, affinity interest and leverage use of private aircraft for collaborative consumption.  Travel Tribes provide the market with access to open seats on private aircraft at comparable prices to commercial airlines. For instances we have one way specials running every week and the seat cost is $150!

By leveraging private aircraft for group consumption participants will save time, gain productivity and last but not least enjoy the experience of air travel without all the hassles

Invite your friends whether down the street or across the country. Now “connecting” in real-time just took on a new meaning. Our sample list of  travel tribes recently launched include:

  1. Atlanta, GA Travel Tribe
  2. Charlotte, NC Travel Tribe
  3. Chicago Travel Tribe
  4. Danbury, CT Travel Tribe
  5. Denver, CO Travel Tribe
  6. Los Angeles Travel Tribe
  7. Memphis, TN Travel Trib
  8. Miami, FL Travel Tribe
  9. Mississippi State University Travel Tribe
  10. Nantucket Travel Tribe
  11. New York City Travel Tribe
  12. Nashville Travel Tribe
  13. Philadelphia, PA Travel Tribe
  14. San Francisco Travel Tribe
  15. Sea Island, GA Travel Tribe
  16. Seattle Travel Tribe
  17. Tim McGraw Travel Tribe
  18. White Plains, NY Travel Tribe

If you are interested in setting up your own travel tribes just send us a request and we’ll get it up and running for you. Enjoy the revolution and experience real-time travel at its best!

{ 7 comments }

Kona to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana June 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Anyone interested in a travel tribe between Kona HI and SNA?

Paul White May 12, 2011 at 12:52 am

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Suzanne April 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

i second the request for Phoenix AZ. It seems sometimes that we are not only in the desert geographically, but also logistically. Thanks!

Matthew Klages April 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I didn’t see a tribe in Dallas, TX. so please start one or sign me up if there is one for Dallas. Thank you.

Rachel Needle April 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

Please set up a tribe for me in West Palm Beach, FL Thank you!

Michael T. Aluni April 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

Please set me up in Minneapolis, Mn

Dennis Gault April 13, 2011 at 9:03 am

Please set up a tribe for me in Phoenix AZ

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