UWENTIGO aggregates and curates authentic travel experiences that are provided by trusted local guides.
Guy Grebla ’15SEAS and Ayuka Kawakami ’13GS co-founded UWENTIGO, a travel technology company that aggregates and curates authentic travel experiences that are provided by trusted local guides. An increasing number of travelers, especially millennials, prefer authentic experiences over traditional tours. Instead of visiting crowded tourist hotspots, they want cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path adventures. There is a lot of information about bucket lists and must-dos online, but it is hard to find experiences that are unique and highly rated without spending a lot of time online. There are travel websites offering a vast number of bookable tours, but the abundance of options is often overwhelming. UWENTIGO partners with various major travel companies to source and to curate experiences. This allows travelers to plan in-destination activities without spending a huge amount of time. Ultimately, UWENTIGO aims to be an aggregator and a price/review comparison site in the travel activities market. Both founders are travel enthusiasts who frequently travel for work and pleasure. They love trying unique activities and visiting hidden gems, but they usually have a small amount of time for planning. They decided to utilize their business and programming backgrounds to build a solution. UWENTIGO now offers 5000+ experiences in 50+ countries on its mobile app and website. Visit their website www.uwentigo.com to find cool things to do and signup for newsletters to receive travel tips and inspirations. If you are going on a trip, feel free to shoot them an email for recommendations at email@example.com.