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Make money doing
what you love

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Travel Wizards is an online platform where we match locals like you with travelers who'd love to get some help organizing their next travel adventure.

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We connect you with travelers ...
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As you know all about this city or region, you help them with background info, flight tickets, accommodations or awesome things to do. 

... who'd love to get your help
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How much you charge for your expertise and efforts is up to you. The more experienced you get, the more you'll make!

So you can make money ...
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And you're free to decide what you love to do: from finding tickets to accommodations, locals tips & insights or the whole package. It's up to you. 

... by doing what you love
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How it works

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You are free to decide for yourself what you would like to do. Some people love browsing online for the best accommodations and tickets, others love to show travelers around. It's up to you

What you'll do
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You know best where you feel at home. Those places where you just know all about. That might be where you grew up, but intensive traveling helps you discover places as well.

Which places to cover
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During the chat with the traveler you can discuss in depth what he or she is looking for and how you can help out. Take your time to prepare and then overwhelm travelers with your knowledge.

Chat & Plan
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You decide how much you make. It also depends a bit on your expertise and what you can help with. Wizards who organize all aspects earn more than those who help out with a singe question.

Offer & payments

Become a local expert in 4 simple steps

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Step 1
Create Account

So you wanna join us as a Local expert? That's awesome! We are always looking for enthusiastic locals who love to help organize awesome trips. To get on board we ask you to tell us a bit about yourself, what you've done so far and why you wanna join us. You can indicate with what kinds of things you can help. We usually get back to you within 24 hours. 

Step 2
Chat with a traveler

After you've created an account, travelers can reach out to you to help them with their next trip. They indicate what they need help with, such as finding accommodation or things to do. When there's a match, you can set  a date to have a virtual meeting. Here you can answer the questions the traveler might have, or discuss the requirements.

Step 3
Help out

Now it's time for the real job! Help travelers find places they wouldn't have found themselves,  and make their next trip absolutely unique. And as we help travelers (re)discover new destinations, we also help cities to move away from mass tourism hot spots. All thanks to you!

Step 4
Earn money!

After you have successfully helped to traveler with their next travel adventure, we will process the money ASAP to you. Usually within a few business days. 

Sounds good, right?

Join us as a local!

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Why choose us

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We got your back
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Of course, organizing someone else's trip is exciting. If you have any questions, need some help or would just like to chat, we're there for you. We try to get back to you within the hour, and guarantee within 24 hours.

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You decide when you work
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You also decide for yourself when you want to work. We have a calendar where you can indicatie when you are available to chat with the traveler. Some people love working the morning. Others don't. We get that. 

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You decide where you work

Our Wizards are free to choose where they work from. Whether that's your home office, a bar or the beach. That's freedom and we think you'll love it!

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We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who love to travel - and show people around. To show them what your city or region can really be like, instead of overcrowded centers of mass tourism. You show them another part of it, and love doing it!

Do what you love
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About us

Let a local organize your unique holiday
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Our dream

We started Travel Wizards when we wanted to go on holidays with a large group to a warm place. We didn't really care where exactly. 

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Our Problem

We realized that our options were endless and that finding the best deal would take hours if not days. What we wanted was to connect with those  who loves to organize the best trips. 

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So that's what we did

We built a platform to connect travelers with local experts, to help you find your dream holiday. 

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Local expertise

We wished there was some local who'd love to help us out. Finding the best places to stay, cool places to visit. So we could save time and money and be sure we get the best out of our trip. . 

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Sounds good, right?

See what it's like!

  • Do I pay to register as a local expert?
    Nope! Signing up as a local expert is totally free! We do charge a success fee after a successful booking of 20% to further develop our platform and keeping it save.
  • Do I need to provide my payment info or credit card info right away?
    No that's not necessary. To process payments to you (in case you're a local expert), we need your payout information. You can enter this at the bottom of your profile. It is not necessary to do this straight ahead, but we do need it if you've received a booking request. As a local expert, it is not necessary to share your credit card details. If you want to use Traviqo as a traveler, we need your payment information when you want to finalize a booking request. You only pay after you've received the requested services. If you are not 100% happy with the results, we will give you back your money.
  • Is Stripe available for my country?
    We use Stripe to process our payments. Stripe is available in a lot of countries worldwide, but not all. To see a full list of the available countries , you can go to their website.
  • How much do I earn as a local expert?
    You are free to choose your own hourly rate. Most local experts charge between € 5,- and € 50,- per hour, depending on experience and country of origin. We allow you to help travelers with different kinds of services. For each kind of service, you are given a fixed period of time. For finding flight tickets or accommodation this is 30 minutes, for organizing activities or local transport this is 15 minutes. Each meeting also includes one standard meeting of either 30 minutes or 60 minutes. The total amount of money you make is your hourly tariff multiplied by the services requested and the meeting. A traveler can book one service multiple times. For example: your hourly rate is € 30,- per hour. A traveler contacts you to help him finding flight tickets to Bali (30 minutes), and finding two different kinds of accommodations to stay in (2x 30 minutes). He also asks you to organize a diving trip (15 minutes) and the meeting takes 30 minutes. Your total fee will then be € 67,50 (2,25 x your hourly rate). The total amount of what you'll make with a request can also be found under 'my bookings'. Please bear in mind that we charge a small fee for using Traviqo. To further develop and maintain our platform and pay for other expenses we take a commission of 20%.
  • I'd like to become a Local expert, how does that work?
    Awesome! Before you sign up, make sure that you fit our criteria, as described above. That means you at least have expertise in one or more popular destinations, know how to create awesome personalized itineraries and are able to work your ways around the interwebs. Sounds like you? Great! You can sign up here!
  • How do I get paid?
    When signing up at our platform, we ask you to provide us your payout information (go to the bottom of your profile to add these). You are redirected to the Stripe platform, where you are required to provide some information such as your name, date of birth and address and banking account. After you have successfully helped a traveler, we will wire the money directly from the traveler to your bank account. Payments are usually processed within a few business days.
  • Do I need to provide my payment info or credit card info right away?
    No that's not necessary. To process payments to you (in case you're a local expert), we need your payout information. You can enter this at your profile. It is not necessary to do this straight ahead, but we do need it if you've received a booking request. As a local expert, it is not necessary to share your credit card details. If you want to use Traviqo as a traveler, we need your payment information when you want to finalize a booking request. You only pay after you've received the requested services. If you are not 100% happy with the results, we will give you back your money.
  • Do I need to provide my payment info or credit card info right away?
    No that's not necessary. To process payments to you (in case you're a local expert), we need your payout information. You can enter this at the bottom of your profile. It is not necessary to do this straight ahead, but we do need it if you've received a booking request. As a local expert, it is not necessary to share your credit card details. If you want to use Traviqo as a traveler, we need your payment information when you want to finalize a booking request. You only pay after you've received the requested services. If you are not 100% happy with the results, we will give you back your money.
  • Is Stripe available for my country?
    Stripe is available in a lot of countries worldwide, but not all. To see a full list of the countries Stripe is available in, you can go to their website.
  • I am not satisfied, what do I do?
    Get in touch with us as soon as you can. We want to make sure you have a great experience with us, and you'll always get a refund if you're not 100% satisfied. You can contact us through jesse@traviqo.com.
  • How do you make sure I can trust the Local experts?
    Every single person who wants to be a Local expert is screened manually by our team on motivation and experience. We also verify the person's identity by checking their ID, address and bank account. We invite our users to share their experience of our Local experts on our platform, helping others to make sure expectations are met.
  • How do I get paid?
    When signing up at our platform, we ask you to provide us your payout information (go to your profile to add these). You are redirected to the Stripe platform, where you are required to provide some information such as your name, date of birth and address and banking account. After you have succesfully helped a traveler, we will wire the money directly from the traveler to this bank account. Payments are usually processed within a few business days.
  • Do I need to use Stripe?
    We currently only allow to process payments via Stripe, as Stripe combines top notch security with a low processing fee. We are working on implementing other payment solutions, such as Paypall. Please let us know if you prefer to use such a payment provider so we can keep you updated.
  • What do I pay for using Traviqo?
    Creating a profile is obviously free, so is matching with your local travel expert. Once you receive your travel plan – and only if you're 100% satisfied with it – you'll complete your payment. Each Local expert is free to choose their own rate, so the costs differ. But it's always lower than what traditional travel agencies charge. You can find the rates on our Local experts' profiles. The fee for our platform is include in the total price you pay as a traveler. To pay for the development of our platform, security, marketing and our people, we take a fee of 20% of the total sum paid to the local expert.
  • I'd like to become a Local expert, how does that work?
    Awesome! You can find more information on becoming a Local expert here. In general, we ask you to tell us a bit about what you've done before, and what makes you a great Local expert. When you fit our profile and have provided some proof that you are you, you'll be invited to create a Local expert account.
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