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Be part of a brand new concept!

Traviqo is a new online platform where locals help travelers. As a local expert you can earn money by organizing trips: finding the best flights, accommodations and activities, and creating an unforgettable experience for our travellers.

So, if you know an area, city, or even country like the back of your hand – and just as important – you love traveling, then sign up as a local expert today. It will only take two minutes (and is free, obviously)

Work from anywhere. Anytime. 

Working by the Pool

Plan someone's holiday.
Earn money.

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Why join us?

Work anywhere

You decide when and where you want to work – whether that's from home or at a beach bar.

Earn money

You are free to choose your own hourly rate. Generally, more experience means a higher rate.

Support

New concepts can raise questions, so we got your back. Start with our tips 'n tricks, join our discord community, or get in touch with us directly.

Are you a local expert?

The words 'local expert' can feel a bit ambiguous, especially when it comes to traveling. So to summarize, this is what we're looking for in a local expert:

  • You know the ins and outs of one or more (popular) travel destinations. 

  • You know your way around online platforms for accommodations and bookings - even the less well-know ones. 

  • You love traveling and have what it takes to plan an unforgettable trip. 

Sounds like you? Perfect! Sign up today using that cool orange button below. Joining us only takes two minutes. 

 

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How it works

Step 1:  Sign up

Signing up on our platform will take you a few minutes. Tell us who you are, what your expertise is and why travelers should choose you.

 

Step 4: intake chat

The traveler you connected with plans a Google Meet chat for the complete brief and details.

Step 2:  get accepted

We manually check each application to avoid spammers and fake accounts. If you are who you say you are, and have the right qualities, you'll make it! 

Step 5: Create the travel plan

Now it's your time to shine! With your knowledge and experience, you'll create a unique itinerary for your traveller.

Step 3: connect with traveler

After you've joined the club, travelers can contact you for help. They will provide info what they need help with. 

Step 6: Get paid

Once you've shared your travel plans and everything's satisfactory for your traveller, you'll get paid within a week.

  • 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.

From tourism to traveling

Our philosophy:

We love traveling. Modern day mass tourism, not so much. Local communities benefit too little and experiences are underwhelming. At Traviqo we use the power of local expertise to go from tourism to traveling.

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