YouTrip, Singapore’s first multi-currency mobile wallet, has partnered Dutch travel marketplace Withlocals to bring virtual travel to Singaporeans through an array of curated experiences from across 50 destinations.
This partnership hopes to recreate some parts of the travel experience online for vacation-deprived Singaporeans, said YouTrip in a statement, citing a strong desire to travel among its community of users.
When the pandemic hit, the Eindhoven-based Withlocals brought their experiences online. Similar to offline experiences, travellers can take private or group tours and activities hosted by local hosts all over the world through video conferencing in the comfort of their own homes.
Boasting over 100 experiences, Withlocals offers travellers curated experiences from destinations like Amsterdam, Rome, and Athens. Guided by local hosts, virtual travellers can indulge in street-walking tours, cooking classes, mythical storytelling, or an exchange of local cultures.
Each online experience caters to group sizes of one to 14 participants, with prices starting from 22 euros (US$24) for a one- to two-hour session.
To mark the launch of the partnership, YouTrip and Withlocals will be a hosting a free online live event on June 6 from 17.00 to 18.00, where attendees can experience a virtual tour of Berlin, Pompeii and Amsterdam, hosted by locals from each city.