Destination pages – brand new layout

March 19th, 2014

Hi WAYNers!

We hope you are having a great week, wherever you are now?

We would like to share with you some exciting new changes on WAYN.com that are now live on the site.

Check out our new and vibrant destination pages on WAYN to find inspiration for your next holiday getaway. Have you ever wondered where exactly the place is? What the weather is like there and what the time difference is? Well, now you can find out! Check out Panama for example. There is now lots of new and useful information for you to take advantage of.

The temperature
At 30°C and with moderate sunshine it is a good spot to escape the snow, wind or rain. On the contrary, if you would prefer to get a rest from the heat, search for a chiller destination instead.

The time
You can now find out exactly what time it is anywhere in the world. Handy if you are travelling and want to know what time it is at home when you call your friends and family.

‘Been or want to go’ buttons
Have you been or are planning to go Panama? Let others know by clicking on the ‘I’ve been’ and ‘I want to go’ buttons or if you are planning a trip there, you can select “Add a trip” and connect with locals when you get there.

Maps
Want to know where it is exactly? Click on the ‘Show on map’ icon and see where it is located. You can also see the distance between your current location and the city of your choice on the map.

Destination information
If you wish to find out more about this beautiful city, simply choose the ‘About Panama’ option on the left side of the menu and read a description to imagine yourself there. You can also check out the weather forecast for the next three days and find out the average monthly temperature to decide when best to plan your trip there. We will also show you the distance between your current location and the city of your choice on the map.

Easy to use filters
On the right-hand side you will find an improved menu with easy to use filter options. These filters allow you to search for people connected to the location or see the best travel photos for example.

You can also add a Tip or ask a Question (or read what others have posted). It couldn’t be easier – simply choose the Tips or Questions options and go from there.

We hope you like the new layout just as much as we do, especially as it couldn’t have been created without your ongoing support and feedback.

Thanks again and look out for more improvements to come!

The WAYN Team

Beauty has an address – Oman

January 30th, 2014

Hey WAYNers!

We hope all is well on your side and you’re looking forward to the weekend.

We just wanted to give you a quick shout about our new partner – the Sultanate of Oman. If you want to find out more about this amazing and inspiring country, please visit their official profile on WAYN – http://www.wayn.com/profiles/omantourism. Please check out our recent story featuring Oman too: http://bit.ly/LcLfpT

Oman

Oman, being a true diamond on a traveller’s map, is a perfect destination to experience exquisite beauty and an exciting mix of ancient and modern. Whether it’s Muscat, the vibrant and mystical capital of Oman, with its Grand Mosque, or the spectacular scenery of Musandam, where mountains meet the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, it’s all there.

With luxury hotels and spas, year round sunshine, kayaking, snorkelling, turtle watching, dolphin spotting and walking on the dunes all possible, what are you waiting for?

Whether you need a week of indulgence, relaxation or are just longing to try out some adventure activities, it’s all here. So remember – beauty has an address…

Croatia celebrates winning award for “Top Heritage Site in the World” as voted by WAYN members.

December 16th, 2013

16th December 2013 – WAYN, the largest travel and lifestyle social media platform in the world, today announced the winner of the Top 7 Heritage Sites competition.

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia took the top spot with 6,413 votes, in second place was Himeji Castle in Japan which received 5,121 votes and in third place was the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, which had 4,468 votes.

Jerome Touze Co-Founder of WAYN.com said: “Many congratulations to Croatia for winning this accolade. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most popular tourist attraction in Croatia and the oldest national park in south-east Europe. It is an inspiring and beautiful UNESCO world heritage site and clearly won the hearts and minds of WAYN members.”

He added: “Thank you to all of our users who took part and took the time to put Croatia in the spotlight for its world heritage site. Nearly 28,000 people voted but Plitvice Lakes was the clear winner.” There were 7 world heritage sites included in the competition, which also featured Moray, Peru, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

The sites were selected through a combination of market research data and tracking user engagement on WAYN.com. The competition has its own micro-site available under http://www.wayn.com/profiles/top-7-heritage-sites and members have had the chance to win Amazon vouchers in return for their voting efforts.

Tonko Rilovic, UK and Ireland Director for the Croatian National Tourist office, said: “It is an honour to win this international competition against other amazing world heritage sites. We are absolutely delighted and would like to say a big thank you to all WAYN members for choosing Plitvice Lakes National Park as the ultimate winner. We look forward to welcoming you to the jewel in Croatia’s crown soon.”

Introducing… Momendary.com

December 10th, 2013

Hi WAYNers!

Hope everyone is keeping well and looking forward to the holiday season.

Sorry it has been so long since our last update, but it’s because we’we’ve been busy working on something which we think is going to get all of you very excited.

Have you ever been at an event with your friends or family, and each of you is taking photos on different phones and cameras? How do you get all the photos taken together in one place, so that it can be shared privately with everyone at the event?

Well, we’ve been thinking about this problem a lot recently, and we decided to do something about. Say hello to !

Momendary is Shared Albums. Simplified.

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All you have to do is create a shared album, add your photos and invite others to contribute to it. You can then use Momendary to keep track of all those special moments with others, and see everyone’s photos in one place.

We’ve launched Momendary just in time for the holiday season, so you can create a shared album for the office party with your colleagues, or a family album shared privately with your loved ones.

We hope you like it! Check out Momendary now!

Happy Holidays!

The WAYN Team

International Tiger Day – Play your part!

July 29th, 2013

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29th July – International Tiger Day

Over the last 100 years wild tiger numbers have dropped by 97%. International Tiger Day is an initiative tailored towards raising awareness of the issues affecting the habitat and lives of this wonderful species. The goal is to engineer a turnaround and make sure wild tigers are not wiped off the face of the Earth.

The WAYN Team pledges full support to International Tiger Day and would like to share a few mind blowing facts:

  • In 1913, there were approximately 100,000 wild tigers in reserves.
  • Today there are only an estimated 3200 tigers living in the wild!
  • Two of India’s tiger reserves no longer have any tigers.
  • 4 out of 9 species of tiger have already become extinct.

What would happen if we let tigers die out?

The extinction of the tiger species will have knock on effects – those within the tigers ecosystem will lose their main predator and continue to grow and grow. This will cause a rapid depletion in vegetation leading to a mass extinction amongst insects – thereby reducing the biodiversity of our planet.

Many businesses are wholly based around using the tiger species to attract tourists,  allowing for great economic returns. The extinction of the tiger will cause a collapse in many of these industries.

Extinction is permanent! Can you live with the guilt of wiping out the largest cat on this planet? How is this explainable to future generations?

Play YOUR part:

 


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