PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:01, Sun, Oct 4, 2020
Holidays: How to experience the world from home - and make money too (Image: GETTY (stock image))
It’s been a disruptive and tough year for the travel sector since the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year. The industry has struggled to bounce back with countries across the world imposing strict travel measures. Some people may not be thinking about their next travel experience but others are itching to explore the world. And with many people being furloughed and losing their jobs, many are looking for new ways to make money as well as stay safe.
So what if there was a way to combine both - see the world and make money from home?
Founder and CEO of Let’s GoDo Juliana Chies spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about how her site can offer users the chance to see the world and make money.
Let’s GoDo offers virtual and real experiences where hosts can invite individuals to take part in authentic, local experiences, allowing people to witness culture, local hotspots and leisure activities.
Chies explained that the reason she set up Let’s GoDo is because she loved to travel but realised there was something missing from her experiences around the world.
“I’m a traveller,” said Chies. “I have travelled all around the world by myself and during my holidays I realised I was missing days trying to find all the best restaurants - all the locals had to show me where the best places were to eat and hang out.
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One online experience is a city tour of India's most fabulous streets (Image: Let's GoDo)
“I wanted to try all the things that the locals knew.
“I realised there was a gap in the industry so I thought to myself ‘why not create a platform where I can connect people from all around the world’”.
Chies explained that the initial idea was to connect travellers and locals from around the world so people can plan their trips from home according to their interests.
This would allow people to know where they’re going before they leave the house.
The idea was that locals create experiences for tourists to experience the town they’re staying in.