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15 May, 2017

Taiwan’s Startup Wogogo Launches Tour Guide Platform

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 12, 2017 – Taiwanese travel startup Wogogo has recently launched a tour guide platform, aiming to coordinate with local tourist guides to develop tours for travelers and serving them in a nice and simple way with exclusive and professional experiences, the company said on 12 May.

Wogogo COO Muse Fang said the core value of the platform is to provide travelers a free, easy and convenient as well as safe experience during their trips, helping travelers to search and match local professional tourist guides.The goal is to enhance travelers’ experience by pairing them with a local who provides stories on the destination, noted Fang. The exclusive service, allows travelers to explore the beauty of Taiwan as well as diverse lifestyle and culture.

Over the past months, the Taipei-based platform has been interviewed by more than 1,000 individuals and already selected more than 300 guides at key locations all over the world to join the group, according to Wogogo.

Additionally, Wogogo-certified guides, who are required to have tourist guide licenses and to pass a criminal record check, are all to complete a training course instructed by flight attendants to teach them to provide better services.

“Wogogo focuses a lot on quality and security, thus to make sure that tourists feel safe and be taken care of,” noted Fang.

The startup company, which is launched in February 2017, sees increasing demand in the private tour guides market especially in business travel, the company said.

Wogogo’s three service models — tour guides without transportation tools and tour guides, who are also drivers as well as tour guides with chauffeur — allow users to choose from many different categories to obtain their ideal match. Prices of the services range from US$19.95 to US$39.95 per hour.

“We hope to be an industrial pioneer, breaking the old mechanism in Taiwan’s tourism market and building a healthy relationship between customers and tour guides,” said Fang.

Wogogo, which represents easy world and easy go, currently covers tours at home country, Taiwan and is also planning to expand its business in other countries including Japan and the United States in the near future.