The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
– St. Augustine
Do you feel like having your second honeymoon? Or that vacation with friends you always craved for but never had the time to plan one? It is time to do away with those questions with Traverik. Founded by Ashutosh Pandey, Abhishek Deo and Piyush Ranjan, Traverik helps its users to plan like a pro and connect with friends and experts alike on Facebook, Twitter etc to live out their vacations like never before!
Travel Planning made easy!
Traverik brings to you a patented technology in travel planning that lets you plan your trip, literally in seconds. It lets you go social with your travel plans on your preferred social networks with your friends and co-travelers around the world. Simple to use, the process is a breeze for all users.
One stop solution for the travelers around the world…
The work on Traverik’s platform started in March 2012 and its alpha version was first launched in June followed by the first beta version in September. It was well received by both the early adopters and tech critics/bloggers alike. After following multiple iterations, the current version was launched in February 2013.
The Travel Mavericks…
The Traveler: Ashutosh Pandey holds a B. Tech (CS) degree from NIT Allahabad and brings 3 years of experience of working in early stage startups. He founded Traverik after a weeklong vacation in Goa. At Traverik, he is responsible for the product development and overall strategy.
The Hustler: Abhishek Deo holds an MBA from IIFT Delhi and is responsible for Marketing and Business Development at Traverik.
The Planner: Piyush Ranjan holds a B. Tech (CS) from IIT Roorkee and has over 6 years of industry experience. He oversees operations and guides the direction in which Traverik is headed.
So how does it work?
You enter your desired destination & date, and the site gives you a pre-determined itinerary immediately. (The screenshot below is a three day itinerary for Paris). The itinerary can be customized completely based on the user’s needs. The suggestions tab can be used to search information categorized as hotels, restaurants, outdoors etc.
The slick interface lets a user drag and drop activities for a day, create/delete a day, add notes for a day/activity, look up recommendations for hotel, restaurant, activity, shopping and transportation for any particular day/time. One can also compare and select various transport options between two destinations along with associated cost.
Services provided by Traverik:
Currently Traverik offers Travel planning for 300 odd destinations around the world and 100 odd destinations in India, spread across themes such as Couples/Honeymooners, Family vacations, Outdoors etc.
A user can submit his/her travel plan and then Traverik comes up with more options of getting it done by tour operators in less than 48 hours.
Right now, it also offers hotel price comparisons for destinations around the world. Traverik lets you make your hotel bookings in advance and you can travel rest assured about your accommodation concerns.
Traverik allows multiple users to create trip-itineraries on a single platform. Its unique feature is ‘Social Travel Planning’ that lets you plan your trips together with friends and family. You can share your plan with anyone across the globe by just entering his/her email address and the same plan gets duplicated on their computers/smart phones etc. It is currently free for users.
Some of its popular travel themes include:
- Outdoor and adventure
- Family vacations
- Trips with friends
Traverik has been well received by users and reviewers alike. Traverik has been covered by Tnooz, Tech in Asia, YourStory, New Indian express etc. Recently, it was voted as the “most exciting and innovative” startup at Travelmole awards in Singapore.
The Next Level…
Traverik has been well covered by startup blogs and National dailies alike. They are reaching out to users via social media and blogs. Work is going on for the Android app which should help Traverik reach out to a wider audience and make the entire travel planning a cakewalk.
Exploring destinations become real fun with prior planning. Utilize your time in enjoying your vacations rather than trying to figure out what do and where to go. Go social with your travel plans. Break the shackles of banality and travel for travel’s sake! So let’s hit the road, climb the hills and walk by the river. Let’s be a Traverik!