September 10, 2007 11:11 ET

Travel Social Networking Website Reaches 1,000,000 Members Membership Increases 100-Fold in 6 Months, Becoming Fastest Growing Social Networking Website for Travelers

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - TravBuddy (, a social networking website for travelers, today announced that it has reached 1,000,000 registered members. TravBuddy was started nearly two years ago, but its popularity has recently taken off, and membership has grown to one hundred times its level six months ago.

TravBuddy's rapid growth is fueled by its unique technology that makes it easy for members to find travel companions online. TravBuddy members share their future travel plans, then are automatically matched up with other globe-trekkers sharing similar interests and travel itineraries. The service connects travelers from all backgrounds across hundreds of countries around the world, and is completely free to use.

"TravBuddy's popularity lies in the fact that it connects people both online and offline," says Eric Bjorndahl, Co-Founder and CEO. "Not only can members swap travel tips and experiences online, they can also meet up in person to share those travel experiences in the real world."

Members use TravBuddy for interactions as casual as a cup of coffee with a local while road tripping across the USA, to in-depth group planning of future trips to the Philippines. Potential travel companions can be filtered by age, gender, and travel preferences, further aiding in the trip planning process.

About TravBuddy:

Recently featured on NBC Nightly News, TravBuddy is an online travel community and service that helps people find travel companions, share personalized travel recommendations, and record travel experiences. It was started by two brothers, Eric and David Bjorndahl, in 2005. For more information, please visit

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