Teleporting is a travel app for modern experience seekers, an active demographic of travelers with a different mindset whose needs aren’t properly addressed by the travel industry.
In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic with its restrictions, almost complete cancellation of flights and closed international borders put the global travel industry in jeopardy. However, people have always been fond of traveling, and slowly but surely the travel sector is growing back. According to research, conducted by the World Economic Forum, the industry was constantly growing before COVID-19 and is going to recover to the pre-pandemic level around 2024.
After being locked in their homes, people now hunger to explore new lands to change the view they have been seeing from their windows for months. Fed up with the substitution of the real world experiences with the digital ones, they really want to be immersed into real-life events and communications. In 2021 Deloitte reported that about one-third of American consumers experienced digital fatigue because of the necessity to use too many digital tools in the course of the pandemic lockdowns.
Now millennials and Gen Zs appreciate being outside more but they still prefer to use technology to manage their lives. Combined with the raising awareness of the importance of exposing oneself to the morning sunlight, nature, physical activities, human interactions, and digital detox spread by think tanks like Huberman Lab, it leads to the shift of the idea of what a perfect holiday is for many.
Besides, the development of the internet gave tourists the ability to see all the most popular attractions before even getting there, so, many modern travelers gravitate towards deeper and more exciting experiences than just taking a picture of some famous building. Many tourists genuinely enjoy edutainment activities which can come in different forms. For instance, it may be local wine tastings at local wineries coming along with discussions about history or a tailor-made visit to a well-known attraction accompanied by a local who knows every detail about it.
Also, recently the travel industry has got a new type of customers – digital nomads. Usually they have a steady well-paid job and move from place to place around the globe with the desire to experience other countries and cultures. The opportunity to ditch their laptop and recharge is important to them.
This extensive shift was noticed by Ilya Rouss, a serial entrepreneur with a long record of ventures within tech, sports marketing, computer production, and the automotive industry who genuinely loves traveling. Seeing this active demographic of travelers with a different mindset whose needs aren’t properly addressed by the travel industry, he founded Teleporting, a travel app for modern experience seekers.
The team behind Teleporting seamlessly connects people with travel companies and amusement and service providers via a digital marketplace. It’s beneficial for all the participants of the travel ecosystem. With its built-in marketing tools, it helps businesses reach out to the clients who are used to technological solutions for everything while providing modern travelers with access to exclusive tours, non-mainstream venues, and exciting experiences.
Another important feature of Teleporting – thorough moderation of all content that gets on the platform in order to ensure the best experience for consumers right from the moment they open the app. The startup’s team also strictly curates the travel suppliers, so that travelers don’t have to hesitate about their choices of offline adventures.
In addition, Teleporting sees its mission in providing travelers with the opportunity to network with like-minded people. Rouss praises the importance of finding the right crowd for you and partially attributes his success as an entrepreneur to the luck of having an outstanding team of passionate professionals by his side in each project.
Of course, meaningful connections aren’t only about work – the joys of deep conversations and friendships are no less essential for a human being. Teleporters can start communicating with their travel buddies as soon as they book and transfer the payment for an experience if it’s a group one. Also Teleporting users can invite friends to join them to strengthen the already existing connections.
Actually, science approves spending time with other human beings offline. A recent research shows that people feel better when they socialize both digitally and in-person rather than when they’re not socializing. However, in-person social interactions still bring more joy. Recently the New York Times published an article exploring what was happening to the brain and, consequently, to the psychological state of people trapped all alone by the COVID-19 lockdown in New York for about two years, and it clearly states that loneliness is harmful for one’s health and nothing can truly substitute communication in-person.
In a way Teleporting strives to become a tool for communication but in the language of traveling. It seeks to capitalize from becoming a facilitator between the travel industry and travelers and within the travelers community on the app.