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|Hayley Matthews • 5/13/16|
The Short Version: Whether it’s a weekend getaway to Las Vegas or a two-week trip to Dubai that you’ve been dreaming of, MissTravel.com is the go-to dating site for singles who love to travel and are looking for a companion to join them. Available in more than 135 countries and with various trip types — not to mention over 615,000 jetsetters on the site — MissTravel takes online dating to the next level by turning it into an unforgettable adventure.
From breathtaking sights to delicious food to new cultures, traveling can be a lot of fun. But what makes it even better is when you have someone to share those moments with.
If you’re single and struggling to find a fellow travel junkie, look no further than MissTravel.com, the premier online dating site for adventure-loving frequent flyers, roadtrippers, and everyone in between.
Recently MissTravel’s Public Relations Manager, Hannah Dela Cruz, took us through the ins and outs of the site and its unique concept, as well as the value it provides to both travelers and the dating industry.
MissTravel was founded in 2013 by online dating entrepreneur Brandon Wade, who saw a need for a service that connects travel-seeking singles so they can explore the world together.
The site works like most traditional dating sites — except instead of meeting a match at Starbucks or the local bar, you can go on a romantic getaway to Paris, Sydney, Rio, or anywhere else your heart desires.
“Being able to offer someone a trip to Bali instead of just going to the coffee shop around the corner is very unique to MissTravel,” Hannah said.
It’s free to sign up for MissTravel, upload a picture, and fill out a profile. Then you can start creating trip requests that include information like where you want to go, what type of trip it will be, who’s going to pay, what activities you’re going to do, and how long you plan on staying.
MissTravel has three Trip Offer Types:
And three Payment Features:
Each time you create a trip, MissTravel does the hard work for you, giving you a list of trips and members who meet most or all of your qualifications. After you find a travel date, exchange phone numbers and/or emails or communicate on the site to confirm your plans.
You can also search on your own by posted trips or members. If you find someone who’s going where you want to go or who just catches your eye, you can “favorite” them, send them a “wink” or message, or suggest a trip.
This one unique idea has helped grow MissTravel to 615,000+ users worldwide (a majority of which are based in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia) in just a few short years. And now available in more than 135 countries, MissTravel is only going to expand its already massive reach.
But MissTravel isn’t just helping travel enthusiasts get together and see the world. The site has also had a significant impact on the online dating space, addressing the need for niche travel sites, which are important to these daters’ success. Thanks to specialty sites like MissTravel, singles with specific interests have somewhere to go to find exactly what they’re looking for in no time.
“It’s important for people to have a platform like MissTravel, where they know they’re going to meet people who have the same interests and are passionate about the same things, where they can narrow down the field and make sure they’re not getting bombarded with interest from people who they have nothing in common with,” Hannah said.
The best part is MissTravel really does work. The proof is in the stories members share with the team, including one about a woman who quit her job and started traveling the world through the site and one about a couple who met on a destination date and are now married.
Along with Brandon and Hannah, the MissTravel team consists of dozens of equally hardworking people, mostly millennials who are in touch with what users want and work to keep every aspect of the experience exciting, new, and convenient. Whether it’s the PR or product development department, everyone works closely together to do what’s best for the user at all times, including ensuring their safety.
Specifically, the team creates features you won’t find on a lot of other dating sites. These consist of verified profiles; 24/7 support; an active blog with advice about background checks, travel hacks, and top cities to visit; and anti-catfishing video software that makes sure each member is who they say they are.
“We’re always giving our users tips on how to be safe, make sure their travel date works out, and ensure that they do their due diligence before they go and when they’re at the location,” Hannah said.
MissTravel also has numerous helpful videos that follow two singles as they head out on a destination first date. This is especially reassuring for people who are nervous about the process and want to get an idea of what a travel date would be like in real life.
“As you can imagine, some people can get intimidated by what a travel date is because you are flying thousands of miles to meet a stranger for the first time, but as you can see from the series, as long as you’re safe, keep an open mind, and are down to enjoy yourself on a trip, the possibilities are endless,” Hannah said.
MissTravel has made huge strides since its launch, standing out from the rest with its fresh outlook on dating and one-of-a-kind approach to it. With new projects in the works, including more “Love at First Flight” episodes and availability in more countries, MissTravel will continue to add to the dating and globetrotting experience. And we look forward to seeing that.