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Solution One-window sale system for travel services. Imagine Amazon for travel
Solution Social and personal recommendations included -Travelling to New York next month? Well let you know your favourite music band performs there during that date -Going to Paris in May? Well show you an activity that was enjoyable for one of your friends -Do you want to visit Rio de Janeiro in September? Brazil independence day is on September 7 – you may want to see the fest Choose a journey of your dream using just 1 site!
Business Model We use existing services APIs and their affiliate programmes.
Competitors Local sites Selling on global market Hotel booking, air tickets, event tickets Other local activities (guides, restaurants etc.) Recommendation engine
Marketing SEO + PPC activities Social Media Marketing Affiliate programmes for developers and travel bloggers
The team Valentin Dombrovsky (CEO) -5 years experience in internet marketing -Co-founder of company Nextup Media (sold his share in 2011) Co-founders of SevenQuark studio and MoscowDjango community Vitaly Korobkin (CTO) -Programming from childhood -6 years of professional web-development Denis Volkov (Lead developer) -3 years of professional web- development -Participated in creation of high-load projects (strana.ru, dom2.ru etc.)
Perspectives Travel Services Recommendation Engine API 3 rd -party devs apps Our own services based on Travelatus platform