Travellers seeking a tailored and truly local experience when overseas now have access to a brand new online community, Tripfuser. Tripfuser allows Travellers to create hand-crafted trips, curated specifically to their taste by Local Experts on the ground.
Travellers design their own travel experience by simply creating a Wishlist, or by searching sample trips in the Tripfuser Trip Gallery that can be booked “as is”, or personalised prior to booking. The Wishlist is shared directly with local experts based in the destination of choice (who are pre-vetted by Tripfuser). These experts take the users’ Wishlist and apply their local knowledge to design a personalised web-based bookable Trip Plan, which Travellers can share with friends and family. Travellers define how many Trip Plans they’d like to receive (each from a different Local Expert) as well as a timeframe for when they need the itinerary. Inbuilt chat capabilities allows direct collaboration between the Traveller and Local Expert to finalise the trip.
Tripfuser founder and CEO, Matt Beard, said providing Travellers the option to plan their trip directly with locals makes for amazing experiences, ensuring users have access to an impressive array of destination expertise while planning a dream holiday.
“Imagine you see a destination you’re dying to visit. You start researching online and are confronted by hundreds of travel options. The excitement begins to fade. Which foodie tour is best? How can I get off the beaten track? It becomes overwhelming. That’s where Tripfuser comes in,” said Matt.
“Plenty of products inspire people to travel, but Tripfuser takes that inspiration and pairs you with a local at the destination who brings it to life to deliver the Trip Plan of your dreams, and one easy place to book it all. To date, it has been challenging to book a full experience itinerary without joining a pre-arranged group trip.”
The fully mobile-optimised platform caters to every kind of Traveller, from those flying solo who want high adventure, families travelling with children, groups seeking foodie and cultural experiences, and more. Tripfuser also offers budget-friendly as well as luxury options for Travellers. Nepal and Vietnam are currently available on the platform, with Cambodia, Thailand and more destinations to launch in the coming months.
As well as benefiting Travellers, Tripfuser is a real win for local experts. Tripfuser provides them with an easy-to-use and sustainable route to market to showcase their travel offerings globally, empowering them to build travel businesses with low barriers to entry. Each Trip Plan is accompanied by their picture and biography, offering an inside look to their interests and expertise. Travellers can even rate and review them to ultimately provide crowd-sourced quality control.
The personalised Trip Plan is developed without charge, as Tripfuser does not apply a fee until time of booking. The platform offers a cancellation policy where users pay a 20 per cent deposit upon booking and have a 48-hour booking window to cancel without penalty. They can cancel up to 60 days before travel with the deposit being moved towards a future Tripfuser trip.
Travellers seeking truly inspirational, life-changing experiences can look to Tripfuser to guide them on their journey.