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ATTENZIONE!!! ----> Trovi la stessa descrizione tradotta in Italiano subito dopo questa in Inglese!

PAY ATTENTION!!! --> You can find the same description traslated in Italian immediately after the English one!

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Travel Vips - Tourism Made Simple

Travel Vips is a place were exchange opinions, tips and travel experiences, its strong point is the community. You with all the other travelers, are the strength of Travel Vips!

Anyone who has ever organized a trip knows perfectly well that the suggestions of people who have already had experience on the site can be so important for the success of a trip and here is the reason why “Travel Vips”, because together, we can all be "Very important people" for someone else!

The main objective is to simplify the search for tourist information with a streaming platform, in which, everyone, without necessarily having any certification, will be able to upload their own video tour guides while certified tourist guides can also propose themselves for appointments on the spot. 

In short, let's start together as a team on Facebook (click here to visit our facebook page) and then get everyone on our own platform! Soon I'll go into more details, but in the meantime ...

Who hides behind Travel Vips?

I'm Alex, born in Messina in 1993, an economics student and a fan of marketing and rock music. 

I consider myself a very inventive person and if I had to make you a list of all the ideas I had, this page would not be enough. I can say I had a very normal life, but I was particularly influenced by a drastic event that changed my life forever. In August 2009, exactly 10 years ago, I had a bad accident, which caused me head and facial trauma, I woke up in the hospital after an interminable operation and 12 hours of pharmacological coma and only in the following years, I elaborated the event, realized what it means to touch death.

My high ambition is to become a good environmentally-friendly entrepreneur who contributes to improving one's life and that of others and my noble purpose is to be remembered as one of the people who has donated more to this world. Maybe I will never succeed, but in the meantime I will continue every day and every minute of my life to commit myself to this goal and to donate for what I can, to be able to say one day: "I succeeded!" or “I have done everything! "

To date, here is another idea. And after years, this has more potential than any other!  

The idea was born following the publication of some "Video Guide" created by me and consisting of a format that divided each guide into: 3 places to visit, 3 typical dishes, an experience to live on the spot and a curiosity. This format was appreciated, but becouse I wanted to differentiate myself, I tried to make more information available to my audience by trying to create complete guides.

In that moment i discovered: The tourist information problem!

The searches by tourist attraction (eg Buckingham palace, Tower of London, etc ...) are characterized by text pages that require a real study to be able to subsequently build a guide. 

To do this, needs a team composed of as many people as possible

Here the idea began to take shape. Considering the difficulty for the individual, to build a detailed and complete video guide, wouldn't it be better to build a platform designed to put everyone's strength together?

It was the 11 November 2018 and the idea exploded in my head like 1000 firecrackers in the New Year, I couldn't wait any longer and I started asking myself the most disparate questions!

It took a few months but now I have the answer to all the questions:

What is Travel Vips?  

Travel Vips is a streaming platform for tourist guides, which also opens up the market to those who do not work like professional tour guide(everyone). Upload your video guide or take advantage of that of others and if you are a professional tour guide, offer also your services on the spot!

What functions will it have?  

Basically, in order to simplify the tour of the city, this new app will allow the tourist to know which tourist attraction is closest to him/her and once chosen the tourist attraction or the city of interest, the user will have a feed of guides created and evaluated by other users, accessing a gallery of specific and quality video guides. 

The notification system will allow to invite people to look at the guide you might have uploaded and Following the viewing, to each user will be asked to check whether or not it is a guide and to evaluate the quality of this in terms of usefulness and lived experience! 

Will it be yours, the next 5-star guide?

What are the advantages of creating a Video guide?  

The biggest problem was: "how do I encourage users to upload guides?" Knowing the job that it requires and the time it needs, I think it is right that the revenue that will come from Travel Vips will be shared with those who will support its growth. Your guide will become a digital product and you can take advantage of a system of incentives that rewards the quantity and quality of contents. This means that following 100 evaluations, if your guide is evaluated at 4 or 5 stars, it will be assigned a price, and the one hundred and first tourist and those following will have to pay 0.80 cents or € 1 to watch your guide and guarantee a 100% quality experience!

For more information about the incentive system, go to www.TravelVips.it

What does Travel Vips offer to tourists?  

Travel Vips in addition to providing geographical indications about the tourist attractions that can be visited provides tourists the possibility to choose between:

  • The single video tourist guide;  
  • The complete video guide of the city (group of single videos);  
  • The certified tour guide to meet on the spot;  
  • And the V.I.P membership.  

The V.I.P membership is a solution that can be of benefit to the user according to his needs. It will remove the advertisement from the app and give access to Podcasts, offline mode, and all the digital products (4 and 5 stars) 

And currently there are two ways to become V.I.P:

  1.  Believe in Travel Vips, me and my project and support me via kickstarter;  
  2. Or: Become V.I.P once the app is a reality.  

The substantial difference lies in the fact that the membership you get by donating will be without deadlines and without any extra cost, while the V.I.P membership that will be available for purchase on the app will cost $ 3.40 per day. A price designed to prevent that the V.I.P membership "cannibalize" the sales of individual videos.

But regardless of this, I ask your help as a traveler, as a dreamer, as a man who can never realize his dream without you, knowing that your participation is fundamental, I'd like to see you be part of this revolution of tourist guides online as a leader.

I ask for your help hoping that, even today, realizing a dream is possible. Regardless of whether you intend to donate or not, I invite you to be an active member of this community. Compare and exchange tips with other travelers, share Travel Vips and tell your friends and relatives what I'm doing. Help me spread the idea!

How to donate? and what will i get in retun?

It is possible to donate from one euro upwards and the membership is obtained at a price which, as defined by this article "is a figure that I do not find absolutely absurd, indeed."

  • From 12 euros upwards you will get lifetime V.I.P membership (never pay the daily fee of $ 3.40)  
  • From 19 euros up, get the Lifetime Membership plus the Travel Vips T-shirt.  

For any questions contact me. A big hug, Alex.

The aforementioned article its in italian but i traslated it for you:

"how many of you, after organizing the trip, found themselves on the spot without knowing what to do? To me, it's happened and even when I did research to organize a draft itinerary finally I relied on the advice of the hotel staff therefore throwing away a lot of time and energy. And what if you travel a lot and want to earn some extra income making your experience available for others?

Hi and welcome again on "il Quadernino" that today presents a new emerging platform, which I would like to see become reality, becouse I was really impressed by the business idea.

Just yesterday I came across this Kickstarter project, travelvips.it, a completely Italian project who wants to create a community around the travel world where exchange advice about the various tourist destinations to allow those who decide to go on vacation, to have all the information necessary to enjoy their stay to the fullest. Many of you may say that this service would be useless and that everyone with an internet connection can find all the information they need. In this case, I would answer that often the amount of time spent on finding museums, fairs, shows, etc. it's not always anought to find what we interest us most. Often needs to read a lot of articles, reviews and websites to find the one we like most, often with little results. But then wouldn't it be better to know the experience of someone who has already been there and can therefore provide us all the useful information quickly and easily? time is money after all. And my attention goes right on this point, becouse what surprised me most about the project is that everyone can improvise as a tour guide, sharing their experience on the platform and earning money. Oh yes, because the project foresees that every person who participates by creating tourist guide videos will be remunerated depending on how much that is used by other users, favoring "tourist guides" who will create quality content useful to other users. So the more your content is evaluated positively, the more you will earn.

In addition to this, even those who are currently professional tour guides will be able to use the portal to act as a guide on the touristi attraction and thus increase the reach of potential customers. In short, a great possibility for both professionals and amateurs.

The basic service will of course be free, but for those who want to enjoy the best guides without ads, a paid membership will also be offered, but here comes the beauty. For those who participate in the Kickstarter campaign there will be an automatic VIP membership, without having to pay additional costs or anything else. The minimum donation to receive the VIP membership is € 12, a figure that I don't find absolutely absurd, indeed

I must admit that I was very impressed by the business idea, also because it is still another way to increase earnings, obviously if you are interested in the travel world (but who is not). I leave the link to the description page of the project as well as for the Kickstarter campaign, in case you are interested like me, and also the connection to the Facebook Page of the project to stay informed about the progress of the project. Let me know in the comments section below what you think, I thank you for reading this presentation for the travelvips.it project and I invite you to the next update of “il Quadernino”. 

Thanks to quadernino.blog for these beautiful words!


Travel Vips è un luogo dove scambiarsi opinioni, consigli ed esperienze di viaggio, il suo punto forte è la community. Tu insieme a tutti gli altri viaggiatori, siete la forza di Travel Vips!

Chiunque abbia mai organizzato un viaggio sa perfettamente che i suggerimenti di persone che hanno gia avuto esperienza sul luogo possono essere di vitale importanza per la riuscita di un viaggio ed ecco il perché di Travel Vips, perchè insieme, possiamo essere tutti “persone veramente importanti” per qualcun altro!

L’obiettivo principale è di semplificare la ricerca di informazioni turistiche con una piattaforma streaming, in cui, ognuno, senza necessariamente avere alcuna certificazione, potrà caricare le proprie guide turistiche Video mentre le guide turistiche certificate potranno anche proporsi per appuntamenti sul luogo. 

Insomma, iniziamo insieme come squadra su Facebook per poi convogliarci tutti in una piattaforma tutta nostra! Presto entrerò in maggiori dettagli, ma nel frattempo...

Chi si cela dietro Travel Vips?

Io sono Alessandro, nato a Messina nel 1993, studente di economia ed appassionato di marketing e musica rock.

Mi reputo una persona di grande inventiva e se dovessi farti un elenco di tutte le idee che ho avuto non basterebbe questa pagina. Posso dire di aver avuto una vita normalissima, ma sono stato particolarmente influenzato da un evento drastico che mi cambiò la vita per sempre. Nell’agosto del 2009, esattamente 10 anni fa, ebbi un brutto incidente, che mi causò trauma cranico e facciale, mi risvegliai in ospedale dopo un operazione interminabile e 12 ore di coma farmacologico e solo negli anni successivi, elaborato l’evento, mi resi conto di cosa vuol dire sfiorare la morte. 

La mia alta ambizione è quella di diventare un bravo imprenditore attento all’ambiente che contribuisca a migliorare la vita propria e quella degli altri ed il mio scopo nobile è essere ricordato come una delle persone che ha donato di più a questo mondo. Magari non ci riuscirò mai, ma nel frattempo io continuerò ogni giorno ed ogni minuto della mia vita ad impegnarmi verso quest’obiettivo ed a donare per quello che posso, per poter dire un giorno: “ci sono riuscito!” o “ce l’ho messa tutta!”

Ad oggi, ecco l’ennesima idea. E dopo anni, questa ha un potenziale superiore a tutte le altre!

L’idea è nata in seguito alla pubblicazione di alcuni “Video guida” creati da me e costituiti da un format che suddivideva ogni guida in: 3 posti da vedere, 3 piatti tipici, un esperienza da vivere sul posto ed una curiosità. Questo Format era apprezzato, ma volendomi differenziare, tentai di mettere a disposizione maggiori informazioni per il mio pubblico tentando di creare delle guide complete.

Ecco che scoprì, quello che io chiamo: il problema delle informazioni turistiche!

Le ricerche per attrazione turistica (es. Buckingham palace, Torre di londra, ecc...) sono caratterizzate da pagine di testo che richiedono un vero e proprio studio per poterne costruire in seguito una guida. Per fare ciò, serve una squadra che sia il più numerosa possibile!

Ecco che l’idea cominciava a prendere forma. Visto questa difficoltà per il singolo, di costruire una guida video dettagliata e completa, non sarebbe meglio, costruire una piattaforma studiata apposta mettendo insieme le forze di tutti? 

Era l’11 novembre 2018 e l’idea mi esplose in testa come 1000 petardi a capodanno, non stetti più nella pelle e cominciai a farmi le domande più disparate!

C’è voluto qualche mese ma adesso ho la risposta a tutte le domande:

Cos’è Travel Vips? 

Travel Vips è una piattaforma streaming di guide turistiche, che apre il mercato anche a chi non fa la guida di professione senza trascurare le guide Turistiche certificate. Carica la tua guida o usufruisci di quella degli altri e se sei una guida turistica certificata, offri anche i tuoi servizi sul posto!

Che funzioni avrà?

Di base questa nuova app, permetterà al turista di sapere quale attrazione turistica gli è più vicina, allo scopo di semplificargli il percorso di visita della città e una volta scelta l’attrazione turistica o la città di interesse, l’utente avrà a disposizione un feed di guide create e valutate dagli altri utenti, accedendo ad una galleria di video guide specifiche e di qualità. 

Il sistema di notifiche presente in tutte le app permetterà di invitare le persone a guardare la guida che potresti aver caricato tu stesso. In seguito alla visione, ad ogni utente verrà chiesto di verificare se si tratti o meno di una guida e di valutarne la qualità di quest’ultima in termini di utilità ed esperienza vissuta! Sarà la tua, la prossima guida a 5 stelle?

Che vantaggi ho a creare una guida Video?

Il problema più grande era: “come incentivo gli utenti a caricare guide?”. Sapendo il lavoro che richiede ed il tempo che ne necessita, trovo giusto che le entrate che deriveranno da Travel Vips vengano condivise con chi ne supporterà la crescita. La tua guida, diventerà un prodotto digitale e potrai usufruire di un sistema di incentivi che premia la quantità e la qualità dei contenuti. Ciò vuol dire che in seguito a 100 valutazioni, qualora la tua guida venga valutata a 4 o 5 stelle, le verrà assegnato un prezzo, ed il centounesimo turista e quelli successivi dovranno pagare 0,80 cent o 1 € per guardare la tua guida e garantirsi un esperienza al 100% di qualità!

Per maggiori informazioni sul sistema di incentivi, vai su www.TravelVips.it 

Cosa offre Travel Vips ai turisti?

Travel Vips oltre a fornire indicazioni geografiche riguardo le attrazioni turistiche visitabili mette a disposizione del turista la possibilità di scegliere tra:

  • La singola guida turistica video;
  • La guida turistica video completa della città (gruppo di singoli video);
  • La guida turistica certificata da incontrare sul posto;
  • E la V.I.P membership.

La V.I.P membership è una soluzione che può essere a vantaggio dell’utente a seconda delle proprie necessità. Rimuoverà la pubblicità dall’app e conferirà accesso a Podcast, Modalità offline, e a tutti i prodotti digitali (4 e 5 stelle)

E attualmente ci sono due modi per diventare V.I.P:

  1.  Credi in Travel Vips, in me e nel mio progetto e sostienimi tramite kickstarter;
  2. Oppure: Diventa V.I.P una volta che l’app sarà realtà.

La differenza sostanziale sta nel fatto che la membership che otterrai donando, sarà, senza scadenze e senza alcun costo extra, mentre la membership V.I.P che sarà acquistabile sull’app, avrà un costo di 3,40$ al giorno. Un prezzo studiato per evitare che la membership V.I.P “cannibalizzi” le vendite dei singoli video.

Ma a prescindere da questo, ti chiedo aiuto in quanto viaggiatore, in quanto sognatore, in quanto uomo che non potrà mai realizzare il proprio sogno senza di te, sapendo che la tua partecipazione è fondamentale mi piacerebbe vederti far parte di questa rivoluzione delle guide turistiche online come un leader

Ti chiedo aiuto nella speranza che ancora, al giorno d’oggi, realizzare un sogno sia possibile. A prescindere che la tua intenzione sia quella di donare o meno, ti invito ad essere un membro attivo della community. Confrontati e scambia consigli con altri viaggiatori, condividi Travel Vips e racconta ai tuoi amici e parenti cosa sto facendo. Aiutami a diffondere l’idea!

Come si dona? e cosa riceverò in cambio?

È possibile donare da un euro in su e la membership si ottiene ad un prezzo che, per come è stato definito da questo articolo “è una cifra che non trovo assolutamente assurda, anzi.”

  • Da 12 euro in su otterrai la membership V.I.P a vita (non pagare mai la daily fee di 3,40$)
  • Da 19 euro in su ricevi la Membership a vita più la maglietta di Travel Vips.

Leggi l’articolo completo cliccando qui

Per qualunque domanda contattami. Un abbraccio, Alessandro

Risks and challenges

ENGLISH:The thing is, we know that this app is something that the market is just waiting for.
We know that we have little in the way of competition – We focus on differentiating our offer by building a video and audio tour guiding platform were videos are subdivided by tourist destination and became digital products. – and we are eager to get this app up and running as quickly as we can.
If any logistical challenges arise as we move forward with development, we will make sure to keep the promises made to all contributors

ITALIANO: Il fatto è che sappiamo che Travel vips è qualcosa che il mercato sta solo aspettando.
Sappiamo di avere poca concorrenza - Ci concentriamo sul differenziare la nostra offerta costruendo una piattaforma streaming di guide turistiche video e audio in cui i video sono suddivisi per destinazione turistica e diventano prodotti digitali. - e siamo ansiosi di far funzionare questa app il più velocemente possibile.
Se dovessimo affrontare eventuali sfide logistiche mentre procediamo con lo sviluppo, ci assicureremo di mantenere le promesse fatte a tutti i contributori.

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