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Wherever You Travel2
  www.travels.to

      Bartek Raciborski
      bartek@travels.to
www.travels.to
www.travels.to
Social travel website

          • Share experiences from your travels
          • Show your neighborhood areas to others
...
Who’s behind: Bartek Raciborski

          • Passionate traveller
          • 7 years experience in web industry
         ...
The problem of travellers who use internet




          • They can publish photos, movies, maps, write blogs

          •...
The Problem: They need many different websites




www.travels.to
The Problem: They need many different websites

          • Tiring and not comfortable

          • You have to sign up to...
That’s why Travels.to

          • One place for travel photos, movies, blogs, maps, ...
          • Information, discussi...
Our target

                     Active publishers




          Heavy
                      Holiday tourists   Expats
   ...
It’s even more important how, than what

          • Geo-tagging all types of content
          • Two contexts: personal a...
Business model




          • Selling flights, accommodation, trips, ...
          • Gadgets: printed albums, calendars, ...
Market size


          • Travel services online market in 2006
                 -   38,2 billions euro in Europe

       ...
Rising online sales share


                        US                         Europe

        50%                        ...
Online sales structure

                                                             • 56% are flight tickets
            ...
travels.to - our name


          • Original and easy to remember
                 -   last.fm, del.icio.us

          • “...
What next?




          • Securing funding and completing team
          • Building and launching product
          • Gai...
We’re looking for
   •   Software Developers

   •   Investors




www.travels.to
www.travels.to
blog.travels.to

    Bartek Raciborski
    bartek@travels.to
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Travels.to at Barcamp Poznan - Sep 1st, 2007

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  1. 1. Wherever You Travel2 www.travels.to Bartek Raciborski bartek@travels.to
  2. 2. www.travels.to
  3. 3. www.travels.to
  4. 4. Social travel website • Share experiences from your travels • Show your neighborhood areas to others • Explore the world virtually • Plan your journeys • Your own, personal place in web • Easy way to show photos to your friends • Interactions with fellow travellers and visitors www.travels.to
  5. 5. Who’s behind: Bartek Raciborski • Passionate traveller • 7 years experience in web industry • From developer to product designer and manager • Experience in startups • and in corporation • www.linkedin.com/in/bartekr • www.webstop.pl www.travels.to
  6. 6. The problem of travellers who use internet • They can publish photos, movies, maps, write blogs • They can discuss on forums • They can look for information to plan their trips www.travels.to
  7. 7. The Problem: They need many different websites www.travels.to
  8. 8. The Problem: They need many different websites • Tiring and not comfortable • You have to sign up to many websites • Use many different interfaces • Look for friends in all these websites again • Interaction is dilluted • You don’t have your own, personal place in web www.travels.to
  9. 9. That’s why Travels.to • One place for travel photos, movies, blogs, maps, ... • Information, discussions, interactions • Travellers community • Personal place in web for all your travel stuff • No need to create any new market • Consolidate services, creating one good product • It’s similar to why office suite software was made www.travels.to
  10. 10. Our target Active publishers Heavy Holiday tourists Expats travellers Just browsing www.travels.to
  11. 11. It’s even more important how, than what • Geo-tagging all types of content • Two contexts: personal and geographical • Time context • Practical information • Collaborative world guide • Trip planer • Connect people inside community • Mobile access www.travels.to
  12. 12. Business model • Selling flights, accommodation, trips, ... • Gadgets: printed albums, calendars, ... • Products (book guides, equipment) • Advertising www.travels.to
  13. 13. Market size • Travel services online market in 2006 - 38,2 billions euro in Europe - 77,7 billions dollars in US • 49,8% (37 millions) households w USA - 41 millions in 2007 and 51 millions w 2010 • Dynamic growth - USA: 19,7% - Europa: 31% www.travels.to
  14. 14. Rising online sales share US Europe 50% 30% 46% 40% 24% 21% 30% 18% 18% 26% 16% 20% 12% 13% 10% 6% 0% 2005 2010 2005 2006 2007 2008 www.travels.to
  15. 15. Online sales structure • 56% are flight tickets 4% - 27% cheap airlines 8% - 14% traditional airlines 16% - 15% agents online 56% • US online sales in 16% 2005: - 54% service providers - 46% agents online Flight tickets Hotels Packages Train tickets Car rentals www.travels.to
  16. 16. travels.to - our name • Original and easy to remember - last.fm, del.icio.us • “Travels to” - travels.to/china - travels.to/china/beijing - bartek.travels.to - bartek.travels.to/china • Attractive and eye-catching address www.travels.to
  17. 17. What next? • Securing funding and completing team • Building and launching product • Gaining critical mass • Positive cash flow in 2009 www.travels.to
  18. 18. We’re looking for • Software Developers • Investors www.travels.to
  19. 19. www.travels.to blog.travels.to Bartek Raciborski bartek@travels.to

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