People looking to take a trip in the Western U.S. have a new tool to help them find where to go. Utrip, a Seattle-based trip planning startup, announced today that users can now use it to create itineraries for visiting five cities in the U.S.: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. Those cities join a whole host of European travel destinations, including Rome, London, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Visitors to Utrip can enter their destination, budget and length of stay, and then receive a personalized itinerary that fits their needs. As a part of the launch, the company reached out to local tastemakers like Seattle chef Tom Douglas to create special trips that highlight local hot spots.
“We are so excited to be unveiling U.S. destinations to answer the demand for, and enthusiasm from, our existing and new customers,” Utrip Founder and CEO Gilad Berenstein said in a press release. “Thousands of European travelers have been able to personalize their travel planning with Utrip, and now it is time to bring our platform to the U.S. market.”
The company, which raised $750,000 in funding earlier this year, announced earlier this month that it had begun offering a white-label trip planning service that allows other sites to host its recommendation engine.