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Destinalo connects small, off-the-beaten-path tourism destinations with travelers looking for local and authentic experiences

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Club Hípico de Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

Destinalo solves two problems: (1) Small, local destinations often have no way of effectively reaching high value customers online and lack payments and reservations systems to support customer acquisition. (2) There are millions of travelers doing weeks of independent research in order to try to find the right providers to fulfill their desire for authentic travel. Destinalo is the bridge that connects travelers and local tourism businesses


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    Catalina Huidobro Tornvall
    Co- funder

    Catalina Huidobro, journalist. She has several years of experience in promotion and P.R. in the travel industry. She was the press re- presentative for Europe while working for the National Tourism Board of Chile. She has spent extensive time around the world developing a deep understanding of the travel industry and knowledge of what travelers want.

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    Cristina Huidobro Tornvall

    Cristina Huidobro, architect. She has several years of experience working in public policy for local governments, and also working with lo- cal communities. Currently she is finishing her masters in community planning focused in local economic development and tourism planning. She has an extended network at both local and international level

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    Francisca Severino Díaz

    Francisca Severino, designer. She has several years of experience not only designing but also working in social innovation projects. She currently works in SOCIALAB as a consultant for social enterprises advising in de- veloping projects and impact assessment.
    For her thesis, Francisca designed “No Somos Turistas”, a platform for collaborative tra- veling where travelers can share and find other travelers’ experiences.

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    Francisco Mardones T
    Tech Advisor

    Francisco Mardones, Developer/Tech Advisor passionate about technology businesses, specially the software industry. He has experienced working with companies to enhance their technology strategies and always looking for smart ways to organize engineering teams and satisfy customer needs in a fast-paced industry


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