Mobile travel startup CreateTrips has received funding of $600,000 via Butterfly Ventures, Frontier and Rkapital which it plans to invest in marketing.
Up to now the social trip planning service had been launched in 18 countries but has just launched globally according to a statement.
The startup says it plans to have the widest library of travel guides created by bloggers and other travel specialists and claims thousands of new users daily.
Crucially, travellers can access their trip plans offline thus avoiding roaming costs.
CreateTrips has also just unveiled a feature enabling bloggers (and other travel-related companies) to earn money for their mobile guides called 'TravelBooks' .
Guides start from Euro 3.59 although contributors can set their own price and will earn 50% of the selling price of the TravelBooks.
This is not the first time a startup has tried to incentivise and compensate travel writers for content with Simonseeks, a travel content and guide service, charting that territory about five years ago.
The site ceased operations after two years citing issues with the business model in terms of consumers unwilling to pay for the content.
However, just over a year ago Simonseeks was bought out by three former employees who planned to get the business going again.