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Launched Startups: 0
Total Users: 0
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European Trip Planner

What is this startup?

An online gathering place for backpackers, students, and families traveling to Europe to share trip ideas, download trip itineraries, book local tours, trains, accommodations, airfare, connect with other travelers, budget for their trips, store and share their trip details, and a lot more.

This is the grand-daddy of my ideas – the largest and the one closest to my heart. This is the project I should have focused on 20 years ago and should be the one that is providing me my financial freedom now. Maybe I should solely focus on this and not any of the others, but since I have never completed this project, I am going to follow the advice of successful makers, and build out an MVP version of this with the expectation that i may have to move on to something else if it does not gain traction.

Why did I decide to make this startup?

In 1999 I backpacked for 3 months during the summer through Western Europe for (on average) $34 per day. I loved it. To say I have been obsessed with affordable European travel ever since would be an extreme understatement.

I want to help others travel through Europe to experience the cultures and history of the various countries before these countries become too homogenized, English-speaking, and our American influence forever destroys the beautiful languages and culture of these individual places. More importantly, I want to help people travel abroad to meet and be influenced by people from outside their own ethnocentric hometowns. I strongly believe global travel breaks down walls and opens our eyes and minds to the reality that everyone in this world deserves equality and no one culture is better than another.

How do I plan to make money from this startup?

  1. Itinerary Downloads ($5 each)
  2. Subscription-based ($15/month, $99/year, $149/lifetime)
  3. Booking Commissions (15% over cost)
  4. Photo Books ($30 each)
  5. Onsite Ads ($299/month)

MVP Features

  • Filter Itineraries (trip length, budget, trip style/focus), transportation type, accommodation type, time of year)
  • Budget Calculator
  • Itineraries for top 10 Europe Countries
  • Itineraries for top 25 Europe Cities
  • Users can submit Feedback/Bug Reports
  • Users can view country details / itneraries
  • Users can view city details / itineraries
  • Users can view attractions/things to see details
  • Users can up/down vote countries
  • Users can up/down vote cities
  • Users can up/down vote attractions
  • Users can up/down vote itineraries
  • Users can pay to subscribe/sign up
  • Non-subscribers can preview itineraries
  • Non-subscribers can download/purchase full itineraries at cost
  • Members can Login / Logout
  • Members can unsubscribe with full refund
  • Members can view/download full itineraries for free
  • Members can use member-chat
  • Content articles re: Europe Travel Tips (ie packing, saving money, sight seeing, trains vs cars, etc)

I’m building an online gathering place for backpackers, students, and families traveling to Europe to share trip ideas, download trip itineraries, book local tours, trains, accommodations, airfare, connect with other travelers, budget for their trips, store and share their trip details, and a lot more.

8 startup ideas - what should I work on?

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Build this? Launch Date Name / Concept Users Recurring Revenue
(Monthly / Annually)
Launched?
Pending Soccer Score Picker 0 0 / 0
Pending Web Development Tutorials 0 0 / 0
Pending Gift Wish List 0 0 / 0
Pending Remote Job Board 0 0 / 0
Pending Reading Club Community 0 0 / 0
Building Fitness Challenge 0 0 / 0
Pending Meal Planner and Recipe Keeper 0 0 / 0
Building European Trip Planner 0 0 / 0
TOTAL: 0 0 / 0  

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