Kicktraveler – Where Crowdfunding Meets Traveling

Kicktraveler - Where Crowdfunding Meets Traveling

This new startup is looking to help you with finding trips all around the world, with other traveling enthusiasths – or simply people who want to save some money when going on a holiday. I think it will work in any situation.

It’s meant to work like this,

someone has to become the ‘trip creator’ and set a destination, location of the journey. You can then join this trip and help crowdfund it, there is of course the minimum limit of people that should join in order for the trip to go down. It’s pretty simple, and I can understand if the first concern is your own safety and security. I’m not sure how that is going to be dealt with.

I’m also thinking how narrow it is going to be, and what about organizing flights for people who come from all over the world. You’d have to somehow synchronize the times and flights to the closes date possible, and I’ve got no doubt it in my mind that it will time to time cause some serious problems as people either ‘go missing’ or don’t arrive at all.

I’ll be tweeting this out to Kicktraveler, and maybe we can get some of the common questions answered and explained. I think it has potential, as far as finding a cheap trip with a bunch of people goes.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Alex
    I’m Maurizio founder ok Kicktraveler.
    First of all thank you for your article.

    Regarding your questions i’d like to take the opportunity to give some feedback.

    Tours will be organized by a trip creator and people who want to join will need to be in the city where the trip starts on the day specified on Kicktraveler. Of course, after the trip meets the minimum number of travelers, everybody will be able to contact all the travelers and arrange everything. In case someone is late for any reasons the trip creator has all the contact details and will be able to get in touch with all the travelers.

    In any case the trip creator will not arrange the flights (or any kind of transportation) to the city where the trip starts. Everybody will need to arrange the transportation by themselves.

    As far as ragards safety: we do think it’s a primary concern for everybody. We are trying to create a friendly community of people that want to travel around the world. We do offer the possibility to create your own profile with all the details about who you are and what you do with links back to your social profile pages. We know it’s still not close to knowing someone in person but only time will give us the chance to demonstrate the positivity of our community.

    I am available for more questions or ideas about Kicktraveler.
    Take care!

    • Hi Maurizio,

      it seems like you want to launch the platform and do a couple of test trips to see how it actually goes.

      Is your business model going to be contacting directly with airlines or agencies?

      • Actually our business model is quite different.
        The site will mainl be for people that are organizing a trip and are looking for other people to go with. We match them, we request them to pay part of the trip online and we get them connected.

        On the other side there will be also tour operator trips, so people could actually join a “professional” tour and leave with them.

        Cheers!

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