Travel TechnologyIt has partnered Dutch travel marketplace Withlocals to bring over 100 live hosted tours into the homes of travellers in Singapore

Fintech startup YouTrip invites travellers on live virtual tours

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Fintech startup YouTrip has partnered Withlocals to offer users in Singapore live virtual tours in over 50 destinations.
Fintech startup YouTrip has partnered Withlocals to offer users in Singapore live virtual tours in over 50 destinations. Photo Credit: Withlocals

SINGAPORE – Go on a time travelling journey around Berlin, delve into the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeologist or explore the streets of Amsterdam with a slice of comedy and history right from your living room.

Fintech startup YouTrip has partnered travel platform Withlocals to bring 100 virtual travel experiences into the homes of travellers in Singapore.

The Dutch travel marketplace connects travellers to local hosts through experiences ranging from cooking classes to in-destination experiences, virtual city tours and online workshops.

The initiative will offer live hosted tours from over 50 destinations, including Amsterdam, Rome, and Athens.

Travellers can opt for private or group tours and activities hosted by local hosts through video conferencing at home, with experiences ranging from street-walking tours, cooking classes, mythical storytelling, or cultural exchange.

Each online experience caters to groups of between one to 14 participants, and prices start €22 onwards (US$24) for a one- to two-hour session.

The initiative will be launched with a free for all live event on 6 June, which will spotlight cities Berlin, Pompeii and Amsterdam.

“The pent up demand for travel will continue to grow as the fight against the pandemic carries on. Even with travel restrictions, it's great to be able to travel and explore the world through various online experiences from Withlocals. Most importantly, it reminds us of our love for travelling and encourages us to look forward to our next adventure once this is over,” said Caecilia Chu, co-founder and CEO of YouTrip.

Withlocals CEO Matthijs Keij added that: “The Withlocals mission has always been about connecting people with cultures. Even without travel, we can give everybody an opportunity to meet and interact with people across the globe.”

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