San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
Vayable (http://www.vayable.com), the only community platform for designing and booking unique travel experiences from start to finish, today announced its new travel arrangement services, infused with personalized touches and the highest level of service powered by Vayable Insiders.
Vayable’s expanded offering matches travelers to a trained Insider who will be at your service from beginning to end. The Insiders will design the trip, book it and give travelers access to exclusive experiences once on the ground. It combines the ease of online booking with the trust found in face-to-face conversations. Members get the best Insider advice that allows them to discover hidden gems all around the world.
“Vayable believes that each experience should be tailored to people’s own preferences,” said Jamie Wong, founder of Vayable. “Sometimes work drains you so much that you need to hit an escape button on your life. However, studies show that planning a vacation takes an average of 30 hours. People scour hundreds of review sites because they fear they’re missing out on their absolute best escape. We eliminate that entire process by pairing members with an Insider who takes care of all the heavy lifting. Booking travel should be as pain-free as a single mouse click. Whether picking grapes in Champagne or swimming with the wild sharks in Belize, we can make it happen.”
Vayable Insiders have intimate knowledge of traveler’s destinations and leverage the following to provide experiences of a lifetime:
-A 60-second questionnaire that was developed with findings from neuroscience and psychological research, which gives Insiders more accurate insight into travelers’ personalities, needs and their desired journeys.
-Polished, tailored proposed journeys designed by your assigned Insider.
-One-on-one conversations with Insiders to refine your proposed journey to guarantee your perfect escape and ask any questions you might have about the destination.
-Insiders book your entire trip, from accommodations to restaurant reservations to museum tickets, so that you can pay in one click.
Who are the Vayable Insiders?
Vayable Insiders can design trips and host experiences in the traveler’s destination. All Insider applicants are pre-screened and go through a proprietary training program to formalize their skillset and to ensure they meet Vayable standards. Chosen Insiders are selected because of their intrinsic knowledge of a region, their passion for exploration and their dedication to customer service.
Travelers who want their escapes designed and booked for them are paired with an Insider who has intimate knowledge of their desired destination and a similar personality. Insiders who design trips are impartial, because they're not swayed by tour operator commissions.
Vayable also gives travelers access to Insiders who are on the ground in their destination and host a wide variety of experiences such as underground wine tastings, food tours, kayaking, hikes, bar crawls and more. These on-the-ground Insiders are in more than 500 cities and host more than 5,000 different experiences. All Insiders are happy to help travelers with anything else they need, such as getting a cell phone in a foreign country, finding their way around and teaching them about local customs.
Vayable Insiders provide an invaluable beginning-to-end travel service that is completely comprehensive and cannot be found anywhere else because of their high level of customer service and their intrinsic knowledge that cannot be replicated. Vayable Insiders set their own rates for their services depending on the level of complexity of a trip. A rate is set between a traveler and the Insider after an initial proposal has been shared.
Vayable is the only start-to-finish travel services platform where you can book custom-made experiences ranging from full vacations to on-the-ground adventures. Travelers can use Vayable to create and arrange their travel through a Vayable Insider who has intimate knowledge of their destination and is available for questions and guidance 24/7, or they can enjoy experiences led by Vayable’s on-the-ground Insiders all over the world. Vayable boasts more than 5,000 pre-screened Insiders in more than 500 destinations such as San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Chicago, Tokyo, Istanbul, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Prices for experiences range from $5 to $5,550.
The company was founded in late 2010 by Jamie Wong, who previously worked at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. She spent the prior 10 years traveling to more than 35 countries and planning vacations for friends as a hobby. Vayable is funded by several of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors, including Y-Combinator, SV Angel, Youniversity Ventures and CrunchFund.