To say hi, share your intrigue and excitement for the launch of the Travis platform (promise we’ll peel back the layers on this soon), to share your own frustrations with travel planning, or your own projects and ideas on how we could work together, or simply to ask if we are okay — thank you. I look back at the last 4 months and couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved as a team in ~20 weeks of lockdown and full remote working across Melbourne and Sydney. We are well and truly in a new normal.
Yes, it might take years for travel to get back to 2019 levels. The industry was booming and we were travelling internationally more than ever. It was a luxury that was made so available that it became a necessary part of our a way of life. It was an absolute privilege that we were starting to take for granted. But what if we looked at this differently?
There’s never been a better time for innovation in travel. We take (some) comfort that some of the biggest companies (Airbnb, Slack) in the last decade were founded in the last global recession, and that everyday we see people around us continuing to create, innovate, and bring new ideas to life — across industries. For us (pre-launch, pre-revenue), this means time — to bridge the gap between how millennial travellers travel, and the solutions available to deliver an intuitive, enjoyable digital experience right from first inspiration and discovery of a new place, right through to research, planning, booking, and sharing. This is the platform we are building, designed specifically for travel. We’re doing the hard yards — and if this is a proposition you think can solve your needs as a traveller, creator, or business, join the waitlist for early access to the beta. Your early input at this stage only means that we’re able to make it better, for you.
There’s never been a better time to focus on Australian-first travel. Forget the prospect of hazmat suits or full-protective gear on international flights. We’ll travel differently, and this will mean exploring closer to home, first. In fact, we’re kicking off a series on Rediscovering Australia and will be dedicating our blog to this in the next month! More on this soon.