Tahoe South Press Releases
LTVA Makes Travel Planning Effortless for Visitors During Amgen Tour of California
Utrip PRO helps visitors create personalized itinerary in minutes
“Whaddya wanna do at South Shore after the Amgen Race?”
To provide visitors the answers for this week’s women’s cycling event and any future Tahoe South venture, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority just launched Utrip PRO, a free travel-planning tool and app for people that easily and quickly creates personalized itineraries via the Tahoe South website, www.TahoeSouth.com.
The innovative trip planner provides a list of activities to complement this week’s Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM in South Lake Tahoe, May 8-9. Stages 1 and 2 will start and finish in the morning and afternoon both days at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Base Lodge.
“By adding Utrip, we aim to make it easy for cycling fans to plan this week’s event and future visits to Tahoe,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “As a national cycling destination we want to provide attractions that resonate with them.”
The Utrip PRO platform uses any traveler’s interests and budget to create personalized itineraries including outdoor and indoor activities, attractions, entertainment, and restaurant recommendations, based on individually determined budget parameters. The system also engages local area experts to design “Featured Trips” to showcase their favorite venues in the city.
Once a Tahoe South itinerary is crafted guests can share via social media channels or email to family and friends. They can also access their trip through Utrip’s free mobile app.
“Working in conjunction with the largest alpine lake in North America, a year-round center for outdoor recreation is a great partnership,” said Gilad Berenstein, founder and chief executive officer of Utrip. “Adding Utrip is an example of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority hospitality desire to provide guests with convenient and innovative technology to showcase the incredible breadth of local activities and experiences the area has to offer.”
Contact Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Set at 6,300 feet, South Lake Tahoe is the only destination in the country that combines two strikingly different worlds: spectacular natural beauty and desirable resort amenities. The combination of outdoor summer activities includes hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, swimming, fishing and boat cruises along with 24-hour nightclubs, fine dining, gaming and entertainment. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Lake Tahoe South Shore go to www.TahoeSouth.com
Utrip is a free travel-planning platform that brings together the best in artificial intelligence and human experience, making it easy for travelers to create their perfect trip. Founded in Seattle in 2012, Utrip’s predictive technology works on a vast travel database that has been curated by local experts. Once a traveler indicates their interests and budget, Utrip’s algorithm sorts through millions of combinations of must-see sites, activities, and restaurants recommendations to deliver personalized itineraries—in minutes. Travelers may then book lodging and share their itineraries with friends.
Utrip PRO, the white-labeled version, allows businesses such as DMOs, hospitality groups and special attractions to offer personalized travel planning on their sites. Utrip’s companion mobile app provides access to itineraries, directions and personalized recommendations on the go. To learn more about Utrip or to plan your next adventure, visit www.utrip.com