trivago Launches a Podcast

May 19, 2017

Joining the likes of “Room 5” and the “trivago Guy,” global hotel search platform, trivago, is now venturing into a new medium, podcasting. The “trivago Podcast,” which just launched its inaugural batch of episodes on iTunes, dives into the latest travel and hotel trends and uncovers the stories behind them, from soaking in a hot tub of craft beer, sending your dog to a hotel’s “pet psychic” and to skiing the mountains of Afghanistan.

Hosted by trivago employees Joe Baur and Emma Sullivan, the expansion into podcasting seems like a no-brainer to the two.

“We were constantly talking about trends in our data, so it only made sense to expand that knowledge into a podcast format,” said Mr. Baur.

Each episode centralizes on a particular trend within the travel industry, be it traveling solo, how to travel with pets, and the resurgence of the national parks.

“I would read all these snippet stories about quirky travel trends and it never felt like enough,” said Ms. Sullivan. “When I had heard that BrewDog was opening a beer-themed hotel, I had so many questions, and I think podcasts are the perfect medium for digging deeper.”

The first five episodes are currently available for free on iTunes, and new episodes will be added every other week.

Featured guests include:

Mikah Meyer: Mikah Meyer is an LGBTQ activist on a mission to become the youngest American to visit all 417 United States National Parks.

Paula Froelich: Launch editor and editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Travel and founder of the solo adventure travel website A Broad Abroad.

Keith Bennet: A Cicerone Certified beer connoisseur and project specialist for BrewDog Brewery.

To learn more about the podcast guests, refer to trivago’s hotel magazine Room 5.

About trivago

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s mission is to “be the traveler’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rate.” As of September 30, 2016, trivago’s global hotel search platform offered access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries. trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages.

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