Despite being only a two weeks old at the time of its win, Lonely Traveler proved itself at the TWist Seoul Pitch Workshop on October 7th, taking first place over numerous other startups here in Seoul.
The event was hosted by Seoulspace and included about a dozen local startups.
At the moment, the Lonely Traveler team is working to translate the site into Korean and Japanese, and by the end of November we aim to have the site monitized, where local guides receive gift certificates for the local experiences they provide to tourists/travelers.
Local guides will be able to post tours for a small fee - but no more than $30 - with a portion of the money paid by tourists going to charity at the end of each month. The the best part is, members of Lonely Traveler will have the opportunity to determine through a vote which charity gets the money.
Look forward to giving you more updates soon :)