TripScout is the only travel entertainment platform for the traveler who dreams every day about their next trip. Whether someone is looking to uncover a destination that inspires them or planning for a specific location, the app provides a portal for visual discovery by featuring the best articles and videos from top publishers and local influencers for each destination.
TripScout has raised a $2.1 million seed round to be the first travel app you use every day. TripScout is a recent graduate of the Network Catalyst accelerator by Village Global, which is also investing in this seed round, and is backed by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.
The app also allows travelers to turn their inspiration into action as every restaurant, café, shop, or site featured within the content is mapped to one of TripScout's 100 million+, constantly updated points of interest. With one tap, travelers can save any POI they discover as easily as 'liking' an Instagram post, allowing them to magically stitch together their perfect trip into a full, personalized itinerary.
TripScout has also introduced a new feature called the "today tab" which gives travelers a personalized, daily dose of wanderlust for their upcoming trips – including a trip countdown, new trip recommendations, weather summaries, and a destination of the day.
"Online travel is an $800 billion marketplace, and mobile travel itself is a $250 billion+ industry. Amazingly, the market still operates on untrustworthy reviews and outdated booking experiences. Today's traveler gathers inspiration on a daily basis from social media and a wide variety of content, and we need technology that is actionable and mobile to meet their demands," said Andy Acs, CPO and co-founder. "There is a massive opportunity to redefine the discovery experience, and in the process, make it easier and more fun to get out and see the world."