Vancouver travel startup Launchtrip has released its group-centric travel booking app.
Calling itself the “world’s first Together-Travel startup”, Launchtrip has designed a platform that elevates the group travel experience, making the entire process of booking a trip seamless from end to end.
Available on iOS, Launchtrip removes the roadblocks historically associated with group-travel by allowing users to plan and book travel based on destination city or event, and the ability to divide costs and pay separately, taking the awkwardness out of invites and chasing down money – all within the native platform’s ecosystem.
Launchtrip claims to the first application to address a longstanding challenge for consumers and the hospitality industry: the need to facilitate group bookings in one application including payment processing and soon, with an industry first: fair and transparent pricing.
Founded by Julian Ing, Launchtrip closed a seed investment round totalling $4.7 million led by Axis Capital in March 2021.
“Launchtrip is a new kind of travel booking company and one that we believe will transform the travel and hospitality space. From group travel to complete transparency for consumers and partners, we are committed to creating the best experience possible for our users and are thrilled to being opening Launchtrip up to the public today,” Ing states.