updated 4/1/2010 2:54:09 PM ET 2010-04-01T18:54:09

Want to keep track of your friends on spring break or any other time of year? A new Web site started by college students aims to make it easier.

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With Gtrot you can use Facebook to check out where your friends are headed and broadcast your own travel plans. Gtrot also links with travel booking sites like to help you hop onto your friend's flight. And through Gtrot, you can see a map of where your friends have been, to pick up tips on a city you might be planning to tour.

Of course, your friends have to be registered on Gtrot and Facebook for all this to happen. But if you're a college student heading to Cancun or Panama City, Fla., chances are they're on Facebook already. Gtrot just takes things one step further, said Zachary Smith, one of the site's young co-founders.

"Being college students ourselves, we saw the need for a more integrative kind of travel experience," said Smith. "We're the target audience."

He noted that any highly mobile person on Facebook will find Gtrot handy, even if it's just to share a cab to the airport.

"Any social context in travel is helpful," Smith said. "We hope to expand to recent graduates under 30."

Top 10 spring break destinationsGtrot (a shortened version of "globetrotter") doesn't require registration; users log in through their Facebook account. The site asks users for their current location, but also has privacy settings if you want to hide the fact that you're not at home.

"Especially during major academic holidays, when thousands of students leave the same campus for similar destinations, our cab-and ride-sharing tools will help travelers save money and reduce the environmental impact of their trips," said Robert Corty, another Gtrot co-founder, in a press release. "It's all part of our goal of making travel easier, cheaper, and way more social."

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