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9 Travel Tech Startups to Write Home About
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9 Travel Tech Startups to Write Home About
How many locations are on your bucket list? Wouldn’t you like to visit these places without stress, knowing what to do and where to go when you’re there, and record the trip for posterity? Travel technology is key to this kind of relaxed travel, and here are 9 travel tech startups trying to make travel a more pleasurable experience.
It’s a well-known fact that if you really want to get the most out of a visit to somewhere new, find hidden gems off the beaten path, etc., you should talk to the locals. Scout connects you with locals who know and love their city. You can chat to them for free about the city and they will recommend places to visit, activities to try, and they will even handle the bookings for you. This leaves you to relax and enjoy the experience without any of the stress.
One of the pitchers from upSTART, Kompas is another startup looking to help travellers discover without stress a time-wasting. The app learns your interests and behavioural patterns in order to suggest places to visit that will be of interest to you personally. Even if you are travelling with a friend, Kompas can balance the interests of both of you to come up with recommendations you would both enjoy.
Our startup of the week for the week of 20 July, Esplorio solves the problem of never having the time to create a travel journal. Without using any roaming data, Esplorio tracks your movements, checks you into places you visit, and links to photos you take along the way. Then at the end of your trip, it collates the whole lot into a travel journal for you, complete with easy sharing.
Another startup of the week, LuckyTrip is a bit like the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Google button, but perhaps less risky to use in public. You simply use the slider to select your budget and tap ‘Lucky’. The app will then choose a destination, accommodation, and unique activities. If you like what you see, you can book straight away, as they are partnered with Skyscanner and Booking.com, or if not, just press the button again and see what it pops up with next.
TripLinks connects lone travellers with other TripLinks members, allowing you to set up an event open to other members to join. Perhaps you don’t like dining alone, or you want a game of tennis, or you just want some company while you wander and explore.
Mozio is a ground transportation startup that connects customers with local companies and global brands, helping them to travel to their destination – be it airport to hotel, or simply to a restaurant – as quickly as possible without hassle. Options range from trains and busses to taxis, local drivers and limousines, and cater to all budgets.
Backpacking can take you away from your source of income for quite some time, and money could start getting tight despite your planning. iBackpacker is a way for you to continue your backpacking holiday whilst making a bit of money. Perhaps a farm needs some extra hands to pick fruit, or a café needs a waiter for a few days; employers list their job opportunity and backpackers apply for it.
Anyone who flies a lot knows how easily airlines can lose your luggage. BagTow hopes to lessen the stress of this occurrence – in fact, it can be used on practically any property that you are worried about losing. Simply get a personal code from BagTow’s website and place it on your property (you can purchase a pack of official polycarbonate stickers if you’d like) and if someone finds your property, all they have to do is enter that code into the BagTow website and you will be notified.
Parakeet could easily have gone into our Internet of Things article, as it involves smart homes. Parakeet allows property managers to manage any number of properties from the cloud, saving time and money. This can allow guests to have a more pleasant, flexible stay.
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