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Yonderbound announces first ever travel knowledge monetization platform

Travel startup announces opening of new program following a very successful test with bloggers, mainstream influencers, and travel agents.

DUBLIN – Yonderbound, the online travel marketplace that allows users to share their experiences and inspire other people to travel, is now offering the opportunity to make money along the way. After months of experimentation with professional travel bloggers, influencers, and travel agents, at the Web Summit global tech event in Dublin, Ireland, Yonderbound announced the opening of its Yonderbuilder travel monetization platform to everyone.

Participants in the Yonderbuilder platform – known as ‘Yonderbuilders’ – will be able to create as many Yonderboxes as they like to inspire people they know to travel. They can easily share their travel knowledge through social channels and emails, and their audience will be able to follow them to continuously get great travel inspiration.

Yonderbound will track all activity happening on any Yonderbox and the creator of the trip will receive an immediate credit for any booking confirmed through any of its Yonderboxes. Essentially, 70 percent of the net profit on any hotel booking made through a Yonderbox will go to the creator. The Yonderbox has an infinite lifespan, so the potential to make money is endless.  

“There are millions of travel reviews written every day on popular review sites where people offer up their travel expertise and advice for free while Online Travel Agencies make all the money,” said Barbara Muckermann, founder and CEO of Yonderbound. “We developed the Yonderbuilder program because, at Yonderbound, we know that a user’s knowledge is the key to inspiring others to travel and we want to reward this. It is our desire to support an army of Yonderbuilders, who in turn support our brand mission to make people travel more, because we believe that the world will be a better place if everyone were to travel.”

Yonderbound buys competitive net rates on more than 380,000 properties worldwide and allows its users to build trips through the Yonderbox. The Yonderbox is the centerpiece of the Yonderbound experience, designed to offer prospective travelers with a personal, customizable, and easy-to-use planning tool – similar to a scrapbook – that lets users expertly plan their vacation, at their leisure. Users can build a Yonderbox for each trip adding inspirational photos, bookmarking their favorite hotels, adding notes, and collecting links to attractions or events along the way.

The Yonderbuilder revenue share is accumulated in a user’s account and it can be used as ‘Yondercredit’ to purchase travel through Yonderbound, travelling for free is a real opportunity now.