Guiddoo launches map based tour and activity marketplace
Guiddoo, one of the leading in-destination experience provider has announced the launch of the World’s first Map based tour and activity marketplace. The Marketplace, which will be available for activities across 15 countries such as India, Jordan, Philippines and Vietnam, has more than 5000 tours and activities enlisted already. Guiddoo invited a selection of top rated independent tour and activity operators to put this service together and some of Guiddoo’s key partners in India include Bollywood Tours in Mumbai, Yak and Yeti Tours Sikkim, Dive Goa and Real Desertman Safari, Jaisalmer. Guiddoo plans to have unique features such as traveller-activity mappings, adaptive price forecasts for activities, travel happiness index and activity-lifestyle maps for travellers. All of these features are map based, making search easy to discover and more relevant and will soon be available on the Guiddoo Android and iOS Apps.
Prashant Choudhary, CTO, Guiddoo said, “We at Guiddoo plan to build a great user experience and predictive tool for travellers during the in-destination phase and plan to launch features like traveller-activity mappings, adaptive price forecasts for activities, travel happiness index and activity-lifestlye maps for travellers using innovative technology like Big Data, Machine Learning and Analytics Tools.”
The tours and activities will range from volcano mountain bike trails in Indonesia to desert themed rides in Dubai to themed tours and day trips across Asia, Middle East and Africa. The vision is to create a marketplace for local experiences and activities because of the variety and uniqueness it can get to users. The basic functionality has been set up and the first bookings have successfully been completed, the Guiddoo tech team is working on adding features like rating and reviewing the services used, as well as some advanced options for tour calendars and pricing.
Vineet Budki, CEO and founder, Guiddoo said, “We forecast a huge surge in our usage and revenue potential with this addition with an expectation of 1000 per cent increase in usage of our web and mobile products in the coming year with this addition. In fact the addressable market for the tour and activity booking space according to Phocuswright’s Research titled – When They Get There and Why They Go – is bigger than the Car Rental Market Globally.”