TripTuner turns 8 today! What started as a thought while sitting on a beach in Barra da Lagoa, Brazil (shouldn’t all companies require creative beach time?) quickly turned into a few sketches, a working prototype and an MVP launch in October 2011.
With little to no traffic (and no marketing funds as a bootstrapped venture), we didn’t have any data to tell us whether anyone would actually use it. So we had to rely upon qualitative validation from strangers. They tweeted “It’s like it knows me” and “Obsessed with TripTuner.” The most prescient remark – “my girl and I are planning a trip as a direct result of your site” – was ultimately reflected in our business model.
Today, we engage and inspire travelers to discover, share and book experiences and destinations fine-tuned to their tastes – on TripTuner.com and for leading airline, hotel, destination, online travel agency and consumer product brands.
We aren’t new, but we’re still bright and shiny. We continue to innovate on the core strategic premise of our business: consumer choice will continue to expand in volume and nuance. It’s more relevant than ever. Just look at the growth of the tours & activities sector.
The long-term trend of expanding, more complex options will continue to drive demand for our intuitive, fun and practical approach to solving the paradox of choice. In travel and beyond.
Like any major trend, those who act first will benefit the most. So if you’d like to learn more, hit us up.
Meanwhile, when we shake that Magic 8 Ball, the answer we get for ourselves is the message we deliver every day to you: You’ll Go Far!
Thanks for an amazing 8 years.
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