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First-Ever Search Engine for International Tours

First-Ever Search Engine for International ToursFirst-Ever Search Engine for International Tours

TourMega, a travel startup based in Silicon Valley, has launched the first search engine dedicated to tours and activities around the world, including Iran.

The startup features more than 10,000 tours and activities on six continents and will be adding new choices added on a weekly basis. 

Travelers will be able to search for and book a variety of experiences from a classic cruise on the Nile to a trek to the Annapurna mountains in Nepal, or experience nomadic life in Shiraz.

"What's unique about TourMega is that not only will we pull from a variety of tour sites around the world, we also provide the option for amateur tour guides and local experts to sign up and post their own unique experiences, user-friendly," says Eric Espino, one of TourMega's founders, Travel Daily News reported. 

"This allows them to share their personal knowledge with the world and tap into the ever-growing 'gig economy' and make extra cash on the side."

The technology is user-friendly and optimized for mobile devices to allow travelers to search or post an experience on the go and in minutes. 

"TourMega is the kayak for tours and activities. We're working to make our search engine robust, providing many options for users to search and compare tours from different partners that we work with around the world," says Quynh Pham, TourMega's co-founder and CEO. 

She adds: "We are also working on an AI platform to help users book their trips based on past travel behavior and individual interests."

The team is also working on mobile applications for Android and IOS devices that should be available in 2017.


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