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What do you think about a platform similar to clarity for the travel vertical ?

The service would allow you to search for travel experts by destination or interests and schedule calls with experts to help plan your trip. How much do you think one will be willing to pay for this service?

6answers

I can say from experience that there is a huge need for this, as it's exactly what my company, Vayable does. We have a community of more than 5,000 local Insiders who can help advise, plan and curate experiences.

You can take a look at our Insiders here: https://www.vayable.com/users/search?query=&sort_by=popularity
You can search or browse by destination or interest and contact them directly, or use our in-house Concierge service for a higher touch experience. Concierge: https://www.vayable.com/custom/navigator

We are a YCombinator startup based in San Francisco, launched in 2011 and backed by many of the Valley's top investors. Feel free to reach out if you want to learn more about the space.


Answered 6 years ago

I think that you are asking the wrong question. Any positive feedback you get on here shouldn't be used to make decisions about the idea unless it comes with money. The only feedback you should accept is that people say they see a need, which should prompt you to ask people to pay you to solve it.


Answered 6 years ago

I agree with Willis. I think it's a really dangerous and misguided idea to try and validate any idea (especially something like this) on Clarity.

Simply put, you're going about your customer development process completely wrong. Happy to try and help you get on the right path in a quick call. A lot of my other answers here on Clarity have spoken to early-stage ideation and finding product-market fit as well, so hopefully you find some answers there.


Answered 6 years ago

I think it would be very good and based on what I've seen, in great demand by a lot of people. I know of a site already trying to build this model called ThinkPlaces. It all depends on the quality of the experts you have. Many "travel" experts are not really experts at all, just long-term travelers with opinions.


Answered 6 years ago

Sounds very valuable. But as others have mentioned, "experts" would need to truly be experts and not just opinionated people.


Answered 6 years ago

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