Blinkx Plc : blinkx Teams With Travel Therapy® to Help Plan Your Summer Sabbatical
05/02/2012| 04:11am US/Eastern
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.
Have you had your Travel Therapy® today?
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