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The word is spreading……….just keep the plates spinning

We are currently very focussed on numerous strategic and tactical objectives (how is that for a parodox?) As well as getting ready for a forthcoming visit to Australia for ATE we have a number of major enhancements to the Triptide platform. I am heading off to Queensland next week and after spending...

TripTide Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where they profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. I was interviewed by them very recently and they decided to publish the following: In 128 words or less, explain your business idea. I launched TripTide a...

“Australians Work Hard, and Relax Hard”

myjobaustralia.me got in touch with me recently to share a few thoughts on work-life balance, the importance of connecting with locals and discusses just why so many millions of people come to Australia. Here they are: What is it about Australia that makes so many people come here, and often move he...

New partners, new sites, new worlds

I am highly delighted to be posting my first blog on the new triptide.com site. There’s been a fair bit happening here at TTHQ notably the initiation and engagement of two brand new partners – Werner and Rene Smit in South Africa (wernersmit@triptide.com / renesmit@triptide.com) and Angi...

TripTide – Just Another Website?

Not exactly – in fact not at all – but it is one of the first questions that I get asked when pitching TripTide to new investors. First and foremost we provide a service –part of which comprises a customised transactional website for a rapidly expanding number of partners around the globe....

The Meaning of TripTide

Sitting by the sea I watched the waves rising and falling on a shingle beach. It made me contemplate the meaning behind the name TripTide. For me travelling has always had a strong pull, to the extent that I often get restless after more than a few weeks at home. I’m lucky that I have […]...

Out With The Old, In With The New

At the end of 2013 TripTide concluded agreements with the ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners) and Green Earth which have quickly borne fruit in terms of the number of international enquiries for new hubs to be initiated. As a result, new TripTide sites will be rolled out in Canada (T...

A Little Local Knowledge Is Invaluable

When I first went to South Africa and then subsequently Australia in consecutive years I was astounded by the length and breadth of the experience in each country. Moreover I was completely taken aback by all the stuff I didn’t know about. I remember, as I am sure does our mini bus driver, the bom...

Communities and Contributors

Have you ever found out about something too late? Be it an event in your local area, a promotion in your favourite restaurant or a must see highlight of that obscurely named island you visited last year. You could mark it down in your diary for next year and hope that the opportunity comes back [&he...

TripTide Company History

TripTide Australia is an online travel community that invites you to discover the local life down under. But how did we get to where we are today? How has TripTide evolved and what’s next? What is TripTide? TripTide was created after Peter Richards (TT MD and founder) visited his daughter on a gap...

Getting To Know The TTHQ Team

We recently interviewed Peter Richards, CEO and Founder of TripTide. He shared with us his passion for travels and some funny and adventurous stories from his many trips around the world What was your best trip? My best trip was definitely visiting South Africa for the first time – I was just bre...

Why TripTide?

I’ve been on some great trips but first proper overseas trip was at the comparatively late age of 18 to Crete in 1977. Leaving Gatwick Airport at a ridiculous hour of the morning I was bought to my senses in the air by a stewardess of the now defunct carrier dropping a hot cup of […]...