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Slides from Travels.to presentation at Barcamp Poznan - Sep 1st, 2007. Original slides were in Polish, this is version translated for our English-speaking friends.

Slides from Travels.to presentation at Barcamp Poznan - Sep 1st, 2007. Original slides were in Polish, this is version translated for our English-speaking friends.

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  • 1. Wherever You Travel2 www.travels.to Bartek Raciborski bartek@travels.to
  • 2. www.travels.to
  • 3. www.travels.to
  • 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. 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. 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. The Problem: They need many different websites www.travels.to
  • 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. 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. Our target Active publishers Heavy Holiday tourists Expats travellers Just browsing www.travels.to
  • 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. Business model • Selling flights, accommodation, trips, ... • Gadgets: printed albums, calendars, ... • Products (book guides, equipment) • Advertising www.travels.to
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. What next? • Securing funding and completing team • Building and launching product • Gaining critical mass • Positive cash flow in 2009 www.travels.to
  • 18. We’re looking for • Software Developers • Investors www.travels.to
  • 19. www.travels.to blog.travels.to Bartek Raciborski bartek@travels.to