European customized travel startup TripUniq to raise more money this year
TripUniq has brought more than 5,600 travelers together with local city bloggers, influencers and guides who have created 20,000 daily itineraries for 82 cities across six continents.
TripUniq, the Spain-based startup that provides travelers with bespoke travel itineraries for 82 cities across six continents, received a €170,000 round of funding last May.
Since launching in 2015, while part of accelerator program SeedRocket, the startup has brought more than 5,600 travelers together with local city bloggers, influencers and guides who have created 20,000 daily itineraries via the TripUniq platform. Yet, the app has only been downloaded about 7,000 times since launch.
TripUniq’s success doesn’t stem from a customer base of Millennials, but rather travelers 30 and over who either don’t have time to invest in researching and planning a trip that combines a city’s main attractions with local experiences or, those 50 and over who take solace in a pre-planned travel itinerary that’s been authored by an expert located in the destination.
TripUniq’s community of “Local Heroes” currently consists of about 200 local itinerary planners.
Elias also says another 1,800 applicants to be Local Heroes have not yet been vetted. But those who have been working with TripUniq have also provided feedback that has resulted in a more efficient platform for building itineraries.
This year, Elias and his team won’t focus on expanding the global cities for which TripUniq’s services are available, but improving and expanding is existing product and services as well as consolidating operations. The company is currently raising its next round of funding with plans to launch a new, unspecified product.
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