blinkx Teams With Travel Therapy® to HelpPlan Your Summer Sabbatical
Expertly crafted getaway guides from tropical beaches to exotic adventures, now available at www.blinkx.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.-May 2, 2012-blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Travel Therapy, a new original content travel and lifestyle video web series created by Emmy award-winning TV correspondent and multi-media journalist Karen Schaler. This partnership will give blinkx users access to hundreds of professionally produced vacation videos, with tips on trips they should take based on what they're going through in life, from relaxing respites, to exotic and empowering adventures. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will place contextually relevant advertising against the videos and share resulting revenue with Travel Therapy.
Karen Schaler has spent more than 15 years circling the globe as a TV correspondent/host and author, from soaring high in combat helicopters over Afghanistan as a war correspondent, to whitewater rafting in Bali, hiking in Switzerland and Elephant Treks in Thailand to wine tasting in France and sailing in the Caribbean. Based on Schaler's groundbreaking book, Travel Therapy - Where Do You Need to Go?, the Travel Therapy video series on blinkx highlights how travel can help empower and change people's lives. Going through a nasty split? Stressed about the economy? Simply looking for some fun in the sun? Make blinkx your first stop before planning any trip and let Travel Therapy help you find the right holiday hotspot for your current state of mind and budget. Whether you're up for the thrill of zip-lining in Puerto Rico or prefer the tranquility of fly fishing in the Cascade Mountains, make blinkx your essential travel companion.
"When it comes to vacation planning, surveys shows that tourists are skipping the travel agent and going straight to the Web," said Julia Blystone, CMO, blinkx. "We're delighted to partner with Karen Schaler's Travel Therapy series to offer our users access to the insight and advice of an expert who has spent an entire career exploring the world."
"Since I'm constantly traveling in search of new Travel Therapy experiences to share, so far visiting more than fifty countries, I joke my 'home' now is wherever I put my suitcase. Especially in this economy we can't afford to take the wrong trip, so my goal is for the Travel Therapy series to help people pick and plan the vacation they need and deserve," said Karen Schaler, creator and host, Travel Therapy. "At Travel Therapy we are very excited to partner with blinkx as its unique technology and advanced search capabilities enable frequent jet-setters and occasional tourists alike to find which part of the world is right for them-and know the best things to do when they get there."
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has signed more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge - the growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to-and even see-video on the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
About Travel Therapy®
Created and hosted by Emmy award-winning national lifestyle and travel TV correspondent Karen Schaler, is Travel Therapy® an original travel web series, inspired by Schaler's book Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?, featuring the best trips to take based on what you're going through in life. Stressed out? Bored? Dealing with a breakup? Looking for romance or a way to reinvent yourself? Watch and let Travel Therapy® help you find your way!
To bring you this groundbreaking new travel and lifestyle series Karen Schaler is constantly globetrotting, having already visited more than fifty countries, sharing inspiring and empowering insider travel tips focusing on unique Travel Therapy® destinations, resorts, hotels, spas, adventures and food and wine experiences from around the world. Especially in this economy, none of us can afford to take the wrong trip so Travel Therapy® is all about helping you find where you NEED to go that fits your heart, head and budget.
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