What’s TripGenie all about?
Build your itinerary. Track your travels. Share with friends. TripGenie aims to be a one-stop shop for anything a traveler needs to plan their trip.
Hmm… Could you tell us a little bit more about it?
Have you ever tried to plan for a long trip by yourself? Research shows that it takes on average 92 days for a group of people to organize a long trip. A traveler usually has 8-10 travel apps installed on their phone and they often get lost trying to gather all information required to plan a trip. Τhey mostly use pen and paper or excel to build their itinerary and there is no platform to connect with each other. TripGenie aims to be a one-stop shop for anything a traveler needs to plan their trip in a structured and collaborative way, and share it with friends or sell it to other users that want to travel to the same destination.
What problem/issue are you trying to solve?
Planning for a long trip, without the help of a tour operator, can be time consuming and it requires extensive research in multiple travel platforms and apps. Most people use pen and paper or excel to build their itinerary while communication between co-travelers is difficult and requires using multiple messaging apps. Finally, there isn’t a platform that allows sharing an itinerary in a structured way or selling it to other travelers that are looking to travel to the same destination.
What’s the solution provided by TripGenie?
On TripGenie, the traveler will be able to search for information to plan their trip as well as book their flights, accommodation, restaurants, experiences and other. They will be able to gather all info and build their itinerary in a structured and collaborative way, and all co-travelers will be able to view and make changes on the plan. During their trip, travelers will be able to use the app to make changes to their plan, get updates on flight changes and reminders regarding their bookings. They will be able to use the app even when they are offline. Last but not least, the itinerary creator will have the option to keep their itinerary private for personal use, share it with specific people or sell it to other users that they are going to travel to the same destination.
Renia (MA Westminster Alumni) is currently the Head of Product Innovation at InstaShop. She previously worked for Deliveroo’s B2B engineering team and was the Program Manager at eBay’s experimentation team both in London and San Francisco. Renia and Renato met each other while working at Deliveroo under the same engineering team for 2.5 years.
Renato (BA IPS Alumni) is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Babylon Health. He previously worked at Deliveroo’s B2B engineering team and prior to that, he was employed at Hailo, Vodafone and Novabase in different software development positions. Renato and Renia met each other while working at Deliveroo under the same engineering team for 2.5 years.