Airheart for Organizing the Perfect Trip

by GO GlobeHopper

A new and effective travel app has been unveiled by Airheart, the developer of a free tool called Explorer to assist travelers with safety. Travelers and travel advisors can now discover which destinations are accessible and what’s required for their trip all through one user-friendly platform.

Now more than ever navigating restrictions and policies for travel can be overwhelming. It’s another reason why people need travel advisors. Crowd-sourcing information from friends and family online and visiting countless tourism or government sites is a lot of work and highly error-prone for both travelers and travel advisors. Airheart eliminates the guesswork so people can travel with confidence.

Airheart’s data is aggregated from official sources by its data partners, including Sherpa. Airheart then further distills and organizes it into a searchable, scannable, and easy-to-understand format to put travelers at ease when navigating what’s required of them.

Travelers can discover which destinations, both international and domestic, are accessible for travel based on their original location prior to the booking engine phase where they need to be destination specific. They can view government policies and COVID19-risk data for each destination.

They can filter by what’s required of travelers—quarantine, COVID-19 test, masks in public (and soon by vaccination status). They can receive notifications when policies and restrictions change. They can see COVID-19 transmission rates per destination. They can view local guidelines for what to expect on-location at bars, restaurants, shops, and more.

They can pin routes and create a shortlist of places on their wish list.

Airheart Explorer’s three founders diligently focus on maximizing the user experience. The team is also extremely well-traveled, multi-passport carriers straddling multiple continents, from the U.S. to Australia, to bring this to consumers worldwide.

Airheart’s team includes Ivan Vanderbyl, chief product officer, who has founded three companies and is former senior director of product management at Tricentis. He has 14 years of experience in software development and product management and has lived and worked in five countries and traveled to over 30 countries.

The team also includes Arie Litovsky, chief technology officer, who has more than 15 years of software development experience and most recently worked as a software developer at Facebook and Q&A site Stack Overflow. He has traveled to over 20 countries while adding to his collection of 3 passports and 4 languages.

Finally, the team includes Lindsey Renken, CEO, who previously raised nearly $1 million as a co-founder for a consumer-facing application. Has a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She has over 11 years in product, marketing, and data science. She has traveled to 31 countries and counting, many of which were solo trips.

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Repost: Insider Travel Report – James Shillinglaw

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