Rising Sun VC through its Asian subsidiary recently acquired Travelbook after acquiring HotelQuickly, the #1 web and mobile app for last-minute hotel bookings in Asia-Pacific.
Jerome Cle, Executive Chairman says, “We love what the Travelbook Team is doing and we believe in the potential of a new online travel community. Travelbook’s unique attributes can be a game-changer to the fragmented travel industry. A one-stop travel-sharing community, where travelers share, discover and book experiences could change everything.”
Dean Kelly, Travelbook founder says: “Our dedicated and hard-working team welcomed the investment and vote of confidence from Jerome and we’re excited to see what the future holds.
“HotelQuickly and Travelbook share similar values, we aim to build the future of travel. Each traveler has his or her own online travel experiences. However, currently they have to visit several websites or apps to get inspired, plan, book and share experiences. Travelbook lets them do all that in one place so that travel becomes a more personalized experience that users can share on their very own travelbook”, says Dean Kelly.
Founded in 2017 by Dean Kelly, Travelbook makes it easy for travelers to create, book and share travel experiences — all in one place. The first of its kind in the travel industry, Travelbook aims to look at the travel industry from a new angle.
What is Travelbook?
Travelbook is a one-stop travel-sharing community to discover, plan, and book experiences while earning travel coins to get rewarded to explore the world.
“Every traveler is unique, and we understand that each traveler has their own travel experiences. As a result, we’ve built a one-stop travel platform to discover, search, plan, and book experiences. People are using Travelbook to keep and share their travel experiences in a fun and dynamic way,” said Dean Kelly.
Dean Kelly, Natalie Glebova and the team is led by an experienced international team of dynamic entrepreneurs and investors. Dean and Natalie founded the company on 14 February 2017. They are both serial entrepreneurs and avid travelers who have visited over 100 countries combined. They found that the digital travel journey is much too fragmented and they were inspired to create Travelbook to address this issue.
In a press interview at Skift Travel Forum 2017, Natalie Glebova, co-founder and spokesperson stated: “We saw a need arising from our own experience. We wanted to create a platform that allows us to combine all elements of travel in one place, from looking for inspiration for travel to booking and planning the trip, and ultimately being able to share that experience with our friends and followers.”
Travelbook enables travelers to:
» Create a personalized travelbook
» Write reviews and recommendations
» Organize, access and share travelogues
» View friends travel adventures to get inspired
» Plan trips with trusted friends and top travelers recommendations
» Receive offers and special packages
» Earn travel coins to get rewards and get involved with worthy social causes
Travelbook will enable travel brands to:
» Reach travelers by developing professional and targeted business listing
» Tailor-make promotions to increase demand for direct-bookings
“Our vision is to help and inspire the traveler’s passion to explore new places and share their experiences with a stunning travel-dedicated platform full of photos, videos and one-click links to destinations. We want to build an authentic community of trusted friends based on their recommendations and advice. When you think about travel, go to travelbook.com and get inspired!” shared Dean Kelly.
Who is the target market?
Travelbook has a global reach, with the initial focus on the U.S., market, followed by Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and Europe. Travelbook caters to travelers, travel bloggers and travel influencers. At the same time, we provide travel industry professionals with business pages to showcase their brands, and at a later stage, with privileged access to advertising assets and active e-comments service on the travel-sharing aspects of the B2C platform.
About Travelbook, Inc.
Founded by Dean Kelly & Natalie Glebova in February 2017 is based in the U.S., and Thailand. Travelbook is an online one-stop travel-sharing community to discover, plan, and book experiences while earning travel coins to get rewarded to explore the world — from – desktop and mobile devices.
Travelbook has helped to connect thousands of travelers through their travel-sharing community since the closed-beta launched late in 2017. Currently, Travelbook is focused on building a product people love with thousands of users enjoying the platform daily and finding inspiration for their travels..
Travelbook is a new way for people to keep and share travel experiences with photos, videos, and check-ins in one easily accessible place. This will be the best “traveler to traveler” experience-sharing community for the new generation of travelers that we call “Generation wanderlust.”
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