What's our goal at Travergence? We're building a website that allows travellers to discover everything there is to do in the world, all in one place. How are we doing it? We started by working with tour guides and activity providers in British Columbia. B.C. is home for us, so it felt like a natural starting point. We've now branched out to destinations outside our homebase, and we're creating a system that easily allows providers around the world to upload and display activity, pricing and scheduling information on our website, on Facebook and through our hotel distribution network.
Hotel Distribution Network
Travergence has developed activity and map widgets that allow travellers to find things to do nearby a hotel they plan to book. These widgets display bike tours, whale watching, food tours and other activities within a short distance from the hotel which has the widget on its website. Any hotel can use our widgets completely free of charge. Why are they free? Hotels help us achieve our goal of helping tour guide and activity providers reach as many travellers as possible.
What's the difference between partnering with Travergence and partnering with other travel websites? We don't hide your name, we don't charge commission and we don't process bookings. If you've built a reputation as the best provider in your city, we won't hide that reputation by hiding your name on our website. When someone makes a reservation request through our website, we connect them directly to you. This eliminates many of the negative communication and trust issues inherent in third-party booking systems.
Our widgets can currently be found on the websites of Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, B.C., and a number of others. We are now in the process of growing our hotel distribution network to include properties around the world.
Our Free Facebook App
Why should a tour guide or activity provider install our free app on their Facebook page? Facebook inspires people to travel! What kind of Facebook content is responsible for travel inspiration? For 31% of leisure travellers, the answer is content posted by an organization or business. Our free Facebook app allows you to easily display your activity information to this captive audience. Installing our free Facebook app also gets you inclusion in our hotel distribution network, and a spot on our website. All this for free! Why wouldn't you take advantage?
The Benefit of Travergence for Tour Guides and Activity Providers
How do you get travellers to train their hungry eyeballs on your awesome activities? If you guessed Travergence, you're right! Travergence helps travellers discover your activities online by improving your Facebook presence, featuring your business on our website and distributing your activities in our hotel network.
What's the difference between partnering with Travergence and partnering with other travel websites? We don't hide your name, we don't charge commission and we don't process bookings. If you've built a reputation as the best provider in your city, we won't hide that reputation by hiding your name on our website. When someone makes a reservation request through our website, we connect them directly to you. This eliminates many of the negative communication and trust issues inherent in third party booking systems.
What does being part of the Travergence content network cost? It's free to try, but even our premium plan is less than $100 dollars a month. Find out more here.
The Benefit of Travergence for Travellers
How is researching things to do on Travergence different than on other travel websites? Other sites give you little more than a two sentence description and a price. Travergence actually gives you pictures and descriptions that show you what you'll see and do. Why didn't someone think of that before, right? Need even more information on something you discover on Travergence? Just click “Contact Us” on any activity page and we'll connect you directly to an activity provider. That's right. Directly. We are not a third party booking site. We're just here to help you find things to do.
Travergence Interactive Inc. is an online travel startup with offices in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Travergence launched its website in May 2011 with an initial round of $750, 000 in seed funding from local investors, including Pareto-Logic and RevenueWire. Travergence helps travellers find things to do on vacation by linking them with over 500 activity providers and more than 2,000 activities in cities across the United States and Canada.
Travergence helps promote partner businesses by improving their Facebook presence, promoting them on our website and highlighting activities through our hotel network. The Travergence hotel network includes Hilton San Francisco Union Square (the largest hotel in San Francisco), Hotel Grand Pacific Victoria, B.C., Best Western Downtown Vancouver and other high volume properties in Canada and the United States. Travergence was co-founded by Brad Williams and Nick Holland.