Cool trends in online travel and how they impact the hostel industry: TripTrotting

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    1. 1. World Hostels Conference November 2012Aigerim ShormanCo-Founder and CEOaigerim@triptrotting.comP: 323 606 3737
    2. 2. The Triptrotting Team Small team of 7 based in Los Angeles, CA
    3. 3. What’s going on in the travel industry?• Youth travelers are a growing part of the total travel market• 18-35 year old market demands new types of experiences • Learning about local culture • Connecting with locals • Having authentic experiences• This demographic is the most “wired” online and expects instant gratification
    4. 4. Technology and travel spaceSocial travel and local travel
    5. 5. Typical travel experience today…
    6. 6. TRAVELING is about PEOPLE and EXPERIENCES … not just destinations
    7. 7. Connecting people through activities & meet upsExperience unique Meet like-mindedactivities with new friends people wherever you go• Unique curated local activities and events • Match locals and travelers based on• Connecting locals, expats & travelers interests and personalities • Members able to message and follow each other before and after the meetup
    8. 8. Monetizing the community through socialactivities & bookings 2000 cities/150 countries
    9. 9. Thank youAigerim ShormanCo-Founder and CEOTriptrotting.comEmail: aigerim@triptrotting.comSkype: aigerim_duiseneyeva

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