TOP NEWS Cheers Traffic, Claims Growth

Redondo Beach-based TravBuddy is reporting that the firm saw over one million unique visitors in July, saying that it is seeing "record growth" despite the slowdown in the travel industry. The firm attributed its growth to a "passionate and dedicated" user base. TravBuddy operates an online travel and social networking site which allows people to both arrange for travel partners, as well as for travel planning and finding information about destinations. The firm says over 7,000 of the site's members have met in real life as a result of using the service. The site was bootstrapped and is run by Eric and David Bjorndahl.