Touristlinkaims to offer low cost group experiences to the rapidly growing market of young, adventurous, urban, budget conscious, professionals in Southeast Asia. Group experiences offer this rapidly growing class of travelers a low cost travel solution.
We will work with travel providers to create group experinces with set departures dates. These will be structured in the same fashion as existing daily deal sites so that if enough members buy the deal it will be on. We will offer an additional 10% discount to all the members of the deal if the deal fills completely. This will give members an incentive to share the deal outside our network. Members will additionally be able to propose a travel deal on a wish list (Reverse Buy Model) and if enough other members express interest we will source the deal.
These deals will be offered on a content rich social platform. Group travel experiences lend themselves to being shared and Touristlink members will be able to see the profiles of members going on any trip. Members can easily invite friends from other networks, share tips, experiences, discover new places and add photos and comments. We will create mini-social circles so that trip participants can stay in touch before and long after the trip.
Note: What you see online is Touristlink 1.0 a destination oriented social network. Touristlink 2.0 will be the addition of the group offerings and reverse deal functionality.
We have a talented team of 50+ who programmers, marketers, custom support staff, designers and content writers who are familiar with the travel industry and have been working together for 4 years. Touristlink is our first startup ans its the first time everyone in the office is dedicated to the success of one project (this focus has everyone in the office excited). The entire team is here
We offer group travel deals for the young professionals in Asia's emerging markets. Imagine for instance if you work in one of Asia mega cities and you want to get away for a trip. When the average salary is $600 - $1000 its impractical to rent a car and its expensive to take your own if you have it all. We provide low cost cost group experinces targetted exactly at this demographic on a social network.
We sounce only the best deals and we keep prices extremely low by setting departure dates and keeping everyone together as a group. Our targetted demographic is young asian professionals looking to travel on a budget. Touristlink will help them find group experinces at an affordable price.
We have a team of 50+ based out of central India. Our management has a proven track record as a team and has grown the company from 3 to 50+ during the past 5 years. Everyone on the team is excited and dedicated to Touristlink. We know the local market and are a large enough orginization that we can effectively scale and set up marketing teams in select cities across southeast Asia with an investment of $750,000 we expect to add 76 new hires primarily for this purpose but managed by our experinced team members. We know the market and are well poised to take advatage of current travel trends. We have been working in the travel industry for 4 years and understand the needs of the travelers as well as travel providers.