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Ex-Apple manager launches TRVL in Hong Kong

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Revolutionary peer-to-peer travel booking platform that gives travellers access to travel industry rates, continues global expansion.


AMSTERDAM, Nov. 15, 2017 -

TRVL media kit
Video “Why do we travel?”

TRVL is the smartest and fastest growing travel booking platform. It’s revealing the secrets of the Travel Industry. It gives travellers full access to industry rates and exclusive deals, pays a commission of up to 15% on every booking, and provides peer-to-peer travel advice.

This video explains TRVL.

TRVL received US$ 3.5million in funding to become a global player with millions of users. Launching in Hong Kong is part the global roll out.

Founder Jochem Wijnands sold his previous company Prss to Apple for an undisclosed amount. Prss is the mobile publishing platform that became Apple News.

Wijnands: “We’re living in the DIY age of travel bookings, and TRVL is rewarding you for acting like your own travel agent. TRVL also gives access to unbelievable industry discounts of up to 65%, normally off-limits to travellers.”

Wijnands: “TRVL makes the local experience of other travellers available during the booking process; on demand and personalized. This is the next logical step in peer-based travel advise.”

TRVL’s research shows that 91.7% of the respondents value personal recommendations highly or very highly.

For entrepreneurial travellers TRVL provides a “Make Money From Home” earning model: on every booking they earn a travel agent commission.

Paul English, founder of Kayak:
“Love the concept. TripAdvisor with an earning model.”

One of TRVL’s industry partnerships is with, global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay.. Bryan Batista, Senior Director of Partnerships at Booking: “Consumers explore new ways to discover and book trips, we’re always looking to make that experience smooth and enjoyable. TRVL’s peer-based concept is interesting, and we’re happy to offer more than 1.4 million unique places to stay via their platform.”

TRVL’s COO is Arthur Hoffman, a travel industry veteran. Hoffman: “When deciding where in Asia to launch first, the choice was easy. Hong Kong residents are passionate travellers.” This is reflected in the most recent market research:

Hong Kong travellers made a total of 40 million trips in 2017, a 6% increase from 2016. Online sales to residents registered current value growth of 22% in 2017.

Source Euromonitor Sept 2017.

TRVL media kit
TRVL’s story: Power to the Traveller!

Contact: Jochem Wijnands
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