TripAbrood is the world’s first AI-powered family travel booking experience, matching families to their ideal holiday accommodation in a matter of minutes. This brand new travel company caught my eye because it tackles an issue I am all too familiar with!
As a family of six, finding suitable accommodation when we travel is an enormous challenge.
I interviewed founder Alexa-Maria Rathbone Barker to find out how she secured investment from some of the biggest names in FinTech and Travel, and how she’s developing customer relationships ahead of launch, in the middle of the worst crisis to hit the travel industry in decades.
In this week’s podcast we discuss:
- What makes the travel industry ill-equipped to meet the needs of larger families, and Alexa’s own experience which sparked her business idea.
- The arrangements with travel providers that enables tripAbrood to deliver great deals, without charging the customer for the service.
- How Alexa and her co-founder Ketan Anand, secured SEIS/EIS funding from some big FinTech and Travel Angel investors, and the small opportunity that led to big results.
- The innovative way her brand is developing customer relationships ahead of launch and has even managed to secure a 5* Trustpilot status during Lockdown.