BOSTON - Beeyonder, a virtual travel startup on a mission to foster memorable travel experiences for people with conditions that prevent or inhibit their ability to travel, launched its platform for live and prerecorded global experiences on Beeyonder.com. Virtual travel experiences to book on Beeyonder include wandering through ancient Rome's ruins, observing the Cliffs Of Moher's breathtaking views in Ireland, crisscrossing the Croatian capital of Zagreb, and exploring one of the world’s southernmost national parks in Argentina.
Those unable to currently travel can visit Beeyonder.com to access and book virtual travel experiences from a growing roster of digital travel providers through its one-stop destination. The platform saves time for those exploring virtual getaways and ensures memorable experiences by qualifying guides, providing real-time interaction, securing payments, and rewarding users for their adventures. From private experiences that offer guided tours for individual travelers and their friends or families, to group experiences that cater to a larger number of travelers from across the internet, Beeyonder offers everyone options.
“As a bilateral amputee myself, I’m uniquely aware of the challenges that those with disabilities can face when it comes to traveling,” said Brittany Palmer, Founder and CEO of Beeyonder. “While I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world, we’ve developed Beeyonder for the 40 million-plus Americans that want to travel but can’t, or have limitations due to a disability or other condition. These people, as well as the elderly, sick, and now even those that are COVID-19 vulnerable, can bring the world home with them this holiday season.”
“Beeyonder has created a fantastic platform for virtual experiences and we have no doubt that it will be a great success. We, at Essence of Berlin, are incredibly excited to offer our tours on such a well-designed website and are looking forward to working with Brittany and her team on this exciting, new form of tourism,” said Lynsey Anderson of Essence of Berlin.
“I’m excited to be a Beeyonder experience provider at launch and look forward to bringing my knowledge and passion for virtual travel experiences across Ireland to a broader audience around the world on Beeyonder.com. No borders, it’s virtual,” said David Long, the owner of Ireland Virtual Tours.
Specific features virtual travelers enjoy on Beeyonder include:
- Browsing ability by experiences that are trending, specific countries, tour operator or guide, group or private, and topic area, among others.
- Real-time interaction with most travel guides and hosts to enhance the experience on live streaming tours.
- Assurance that each bookable travel experience on Beeyonder.com has been reviewed and vetted by the Beeyonder team for quality.
- Opportunities to earn badges and discounts for leaving reviews of purchased experiences.
- Secured payment in U.S. currency and two-step processing, ensuring international tour guides are only paid after adventures are complete.
In addition to booking virtual travel directly on Beeyonder.com, travelers can utilize the platform to connect with other virtual experiences through affiliate travel partners such as Rezdy, Withlocals, Take Walks, Tours by Locals, and Urban Adventures. Through these partnerships, Beeyonder expands its catalog of virtual travel experiences across all corners of the globe.