Often while travelling, we are stuck at places, where we have no idea where to go next. What to do next. We don’t know where to eat while we are starving. We have no access to local guide, and additional problems like emergency creates haphazard. We are out of money but don’t know where to find an ATM. Similarly in an airport, especially an international one, we generally have no idea about their facility places, like ATM or hotels or shopping area. We feel a need of proper itinerary management. To solve all these problems,a startup called as Trip38 was created to be helpful and effective in managing these stuffs.
Trip38 is a Post-booking travel mobile app delivering mobile e-ticket itinerary and local guide to business and leisure travelers traveling across the globe. It acts like a travel management app providing itinerary management, day of travel info and context sensitive local guide enabling seamless travel for consumers. The App aims to acts as your personal travel assistant providing all the required assistance, tips and recommendations during your travel.
The startup is aiming to redefine how consumers explore destination. Their solution works anywhere in the world since they provide real-time local content irrespective of how and where the booking is done.
Lets have look at key features of the app
- It provides travellers everything they need when they are at the airport including facilities like transfers, ATMs, Wi-fi, Lounges and what not. All the airport services like dining, shopping and duty free are all listed with directions and location info.
- For a busy traveler, a complete local guide around the place of stay is provided so that travellers spend time in enjoying the stay rather than searching where to eat, what to do and where to go!
- By using this app travellers don’t need to frantically look for travel alerts – be it check-in alerts, baggage allowance, flight gate/terminal info, flight arrival / departure details.
- Trip38 provides a complete itinerary which includes the flight tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, taxi rides, attractions and even event bookings in a single place!
How it works
Customers are required to forward their flights tickets, booked hotel tickets emails to Trip38. After this, they need to download the app to access the itinerary, status alerts/reminders, airport facilities & services, Duty Free shopping, weather, things to do, restaurants, local events, offers etc. The app starts updating the customers with timely alerts and reminders enabling them to enjoy the travel leaving the travel chores to the App.
The best key feature of Trip38 is that the app work is completely offline without the need for any Wi-Fi or data connection. Data connection during travelling is quite expensive and moreover there are always the network problems. So, by making the app offline, travellers can now open any local access guide or see the alerts, without a net-pack or Wi-Fi.
The startup aims to helps users to focus on their travel rather than worrying about documents, flight timings, terminal details, where to eat, what to do, how to reach the hotel etc. truly acting as their travel assistant. It helps travellers to spend less time on the mundane making them more productive and efficient.
With a market size of atleast $3-4 Bn, it is selling various services to end consumers like Airline upgrade, hotel upgrade and other offers and are increasing the share day by day. The competitors include Tripit and World Mate. To maintain the position in the market it is offering different schemes like making the sign-up process simple and offering a FREE 60 days trial period to customers are offered.
Trip38 was founded in 2013 by Niranjan Gupta, Arun Markish and Seshadri Krishnan.