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CreateTrips Closes a $600.000 Seed Round and Launches Globally
HELSINKI, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
CreateTrips, the Helsinki based mobile travel start-up will be the hottest thing this summer, while the weather might not. The start-up closed a$600.000 Seed Round with Butterfly Ventures, Frontier and Rkapital. CreateTrips introduces a unique opportunity for travel bloggers to make money on the road.
Behold, CreateTrips is going to revolutionize how trips are planned and made. It is the social trip planner for the smart traveller, as users can share their adventures with friends and have all travel plans offline -without any data roaming costs. The company aims to become the best known in the industry with the widest library of mobile travel guides and is already well on its way with thousands of new users daily.
"CreateTrips is in the Top 10 of travel apps and it has been featured on App Store around the world. The app lets you get super social, which is why our average user has 5 sessions in a day - almost as many as people trying to find love on Tinder," says Juha-Petteri Kukkonen, the founder of CreateTrips. Kukkonen is a hardcore traveller, who has been in the business for years. He knows what the travelling world needs.
CreateTrips has been launched in 18 countries with great success and is now launching globally. The most exciting feature is the possibility of making money for travel bloggers. The Internet's favorite travellers can write their own mobile travel guides ("TravelBooks") and sell them to fellow wanderers. Today's travellers rely on their smartphones and want to see and do things outside the traditional hardcopies. Most importantly, they share their adventures on social media. Bloggers are not the only ones who can profit from TravelBooks - hotels, airlines, tour operators and that scooter-renting place in Bangkok can also use CreateTrips to keep their customers closer.
"There are many interesting bloggers and travel related businesses around the world getting ready to publish their first TravelBooks soon, so stay tuned!" Kukkonen assures.
CreateTrips is a social trip planner for the smart traveller. There is no need for old-fashion maps or travel guides anymore, as CreateTrips is here to turn smartphones and tablets into the storytelling devices of tomorrow.
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