Most travelling agencies pre-book charter flights and hotels to lower the costs. In real practice, however, they are often trapped in dilemmas when some customers unexpectedly draw back from the travelling package or the number of applicants fall short of the plans. In order to make up for the loss, tourism agencies will slash the prices of these orders heavily.

Hanzhou-based startup team Goyo Network Technology spots the opportunity in this business and launched an outbound tourism app Go! this month to make profit of these last-minute orders.

Go! is in essence an integration platform for last-minute orders which are sold at preferential prices. The app showcases the latest information about these orders, including times left, prices, discount rate, and service provider. In addition, users can select the tourism services they are interested in according to departure places and destinations.

The app now integrates tourism information from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Chengdu, covering the tourism routes from nearly 300 tourism agencies. The travelling destinations are mainly Southeast Asia scenic spots.

The company’s core team consists of three members. Guo Qianping is former head of Taobao Travel mobile app and CEO of tourism platform Yeego365. Tian Shugang is co-founder and CTO of mobile financial service Tongbanjie. Xu Hengfei has worked at Taobao Wireless Department and Huawei.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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