Outpost.Travel is a search engine that aggregates listings from many peer to peer websites such as house rental, ride share, tourism, etc. and lists them into one place. Users can plan their trip using sharing economy services only and compare prices between the appropriate networks. The service allows them to book ride shares, places to stay and activities at the most affordable prices available. This new way of travelling is based solely on non-commercial services and allows users to discover unique experiences at their destination that no commercial service can offer. Human hosts, drivers and guides that are eager to show you the secrets of their city make Outpost the new way to travel.
The founders of Outpost.travel are Hamed Al-Khabaz and Ovidiu Mija, both in their early 20s, former Computer Science students of Dawson College. After discovering and reporting a security flaw in the provincial student system that could have exposed more than 250,000 accounts (story here ), they were both forced to leave college but little did they know at the time, that this was just the beginning of an awesome collaboration. They are both very passionate coders and have a previous web development background. When they’re not behind their monitors, creating and sharing their work with the interwebs or competing in a hackathon, they enjoy travelling. It feeds their curiosity and allows them to discover new places and experiences.
The sharing economy is booming these days so we think it’s the right moment to come in and aggregate peer to peer services into one place and let people decide on which one is best, adds Outpost Team.
At Outpost, they care a lot about the environment. Car pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems of the 21st century. Ride sharing companies are fighting against it, but they are all spread around and can only cover partial parts of the planet. Outpost brings them together, forming the biggest ride share community, allowing a more uniform use of car sharing for travelers and thus contributing to a better environment for all of us. As we all enjoy travelling and discovering the world, but not all of us have the possibility of doing it as much as we would want to, mainly because of financial issues. They recently had a conference at the Montreal NewTech where they proved how outpost cuts the cost of a trip by 3 /4 (yes 75% off) using peer to peer services. They want to allow people to travel more and make it count.
Outpost is currently going after the entire sharing economy websites, starting with the big players in the industry. In a couple of years from now they hope to cover over 75% of the market in terms of aggregation.
Geekopedia wishes Outpost best of luck for future endeavors.
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