Thanks for joining us on this “feel” trip! For far too long, as tourists, we have spent inordinate amounts of either time or money or both, in planning a trip. In fact, almost always, the tools available (or rather unavailable) to us allow us to plan a trip only one way – in reverse! We start with airline and hotel bookings for a place without knowing what exactly we are going to do when we arrive. Or we arrive at a place unplanned and then spend hours on end in a hotel room to figure out what we’re going to do next. The sources of information available to us to discover and plan for a place are fragmented, divergent, spread across hundreds of different sites and books and there usually appears to be no single source of record or truth. Often, due to the paucity of time or ultimately in frustration, we either outsource “our” trip to agents or tour companies that have cookie-cutter, mass-produced, assembly-line ways of creating standard (or sub-standard) packages/itineraries – below-par touristy fare that precludes our own personal discovery of a place. And almost always, these packages come with a rude shock upon opening.
feelaplace is going to change all that. We believe that you must have control of your trip and yet not have to spend weeks and months planning it. We believe you must be able to do your own thing and do it your way. And we believe that in so doing, you must get the best deal possible. feelaplace adds time back to your itinerary. And puts money back in your pocket. So you can do more. So you can really feel the place you came out to see. And we aim to do this by bringing machines to humans. By leveraging the power of the latest technologies of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, so we can understand your trip needs better and showcase to you the best the world has to offer. We aim to become, very soon, the single source of truth for every tourist in the world.
From search to discovery to bookings to in-place immersive experiences to finding those “hidden gems”, to all services associated with your trip and more, we help to make you feel a place without the hassle of worrying about what you’re going to do next or how you’re going to get there. You can create your own bespoke itineraries by adding to your feellists as you browse the site/app and then proceed to book it. Things to See & do such as monuments, museums, galleries, parks, must-dos and more, to things to Eat & drink such as local delicacies, must-haves and top gastronomic adventures of a place, to Shopping local for artifacts, souvenirs, and local products, to taking in various activities and events happening in the places we visit and to be able to go from one place to another easily with convenient, pre-booked transfers, and of course finally checking out your stay and travel options – all under the feel roof. Support services such as packing recommendations, visas, foreign currency exchange and travel insurance, allow for even smoother, hassle free trips and vacations. Oh and did we mention, you can do all of the above for over 1000+ places across 100+ destinations around the globe. We’ve got you covered.
We also recognize how much we all value safety while on our travels. feelaplace supports your trip with features that help you connect with your local consulates and embassies and other emergency services in the region.
And last but not the least, we believe in enhancing the places we bring to you. We believe in supporting the local economies. We believe in creating jobs for the locals. We believe in giving back. We believe that tourism is a two-way street. We believe that the best people to help you feel a place are the locals. So, we’re giving the power of our platform and technology to every local host, every local artisan, every local seller, and every local tourism expert to showcase their places to you.
We sincerely hope to bring the great back into your next trip or vacation and take out the angst that has become par for the course. We hope you will sit back, relax and go feelaplace as you get back on the road!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton