travelbetter.io

Get the best off-market hotel deals for you and your friends

No Employees
Multiple Founders
Founders Code
SaaS
Travel

I believe that travelers should always get the best deals but right now the monopole market of travel booking doesn't allow that. Our mission is to give customers the best prices available on the market.

September 15, 2021 Pivoted to a stronger business model

The team changed. The product changed. The opportunities increased. We pivoted from the travel planning tool to an intelligent solution where we can guarantee our customers to get the best off-market hotel deals on the whole market. We got the first hotel partners and now its all about scaling and growing fast.

May 9, 2021 Hit 50 signups in May

We just hit over 50 signups in May and see that people want to travel again. Our main channels are Instagram, Pinterest Word of mouth and SEO to get traffic. Our most valuable thing we have is the high amount of word of mouth recommendations which bring us new high quality users!

October 23, 2020 Launched on Instagram and Facebook groups

On the 23rd of October 2020 we finally launched the beta version to broader mass of people. We were hustling for that day and then it came. In the first 3 days we had ~ 600 visits and more than 450 travel boards where created.
We created a Slack Group for Testers and got valuable Feedback from them. This Feedback is the base for the future development of travelwell.io 🚀

The next steps will include:

  • Reaching as many people as possible over the time
  • Get returning customers as quick as possible
  • Evaluate if there is a B2B solution for our tool
September 30, 2020 Finished MVP with 10 testers

After many iterations and plenty of user interviews we got a better understanding about what customers want. Of course there where many hypothesis and questions we had. Some of them seemed to be right, some of them seemed to be wrong. For example that many people are planning a vacation with friends in WhatsApp (or Facebook) Groups seemed to be right. another one which seemed to be right was that the planing process always is a pain because of the lack of structure. Out of that assumptions and our plan we finished our MVP and tested several features with a small group of 10 people who gave as valuable feedback one our idea!

August 15, 2020 How we got the idea 🚀

In February 2020 Quentin and I both attended the Unicon Conference in Berlin. Many motivated people interested in starting their own business met there to talk about technology, business models and product management. We did not know each other before that. It was at this conference that the idea of travelwell was born. We had to accept many setbacks. We started as a sustainable travel agency and ended up as a planning tool for travels for groups.
The last months have been a process, we have tested many ideas and had many instructive insights. Here is our story of how we ended up with the travel planning tool:
August 2020, Berlin.
Quentin and I sat in front of a blank piece of paper and discussed how to continue.📝
The old business model had proven to be insufficient. At this dining table in the Berlin Co-Working Space Unicorn Workspaces , we came up with the first idea for the travelwell.io planning tool.🗺

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I believe that travelers should always get the best deals but right now the monopole market of travel booking doesn't allow that. Our mission is to give customers the best prices available on the market.