Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) is pleased to announce Yana Trip as its newest portfolio company. The innovative adventure travel startup Yana Trip offers personalized online tour and activities scheduling to the growing number of fully independent Korean travelers eager to pursue adventures around the world.
Founded in April 2015 and based in Seoul, South Korea, Yana Trip is led by CEO Yeun-ah Cho. Cho, who named her company after the English pronunciation of her name, states that the acronym YANA also stands for “You Are Not Alone.” A former backpacker, Cho recalls how lonely it felt to prepare to go on a backpacking trip all on her own.
“With Yana Trip, I wanted to show people that they are not alone when they are traveling,” she says.
Cho’s startup will cater initially to Koreans who travel throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and want to supplement their trips with bookable outdoor activities. Featured global tour providers on Yana Trip offer everything from paragliding and skydiving, to scuba diving, surfing, biking, and even bungee jumping. Other options include sightseeing tours, snorkeling, cruising, fishing and snow tours.
Travelers can schedule tours and other activities in the cities they plan to visit through the mobile-friendly Yana Trip online portal.
Yana Trip has contracted directly with more than 1,500 activity tour providers around the world including such brands as Grayline, Big Bus Tour, Cirque du Soleil, and London Helicopter. Earlier this year, Yana Trip was certified, as a creative tourism venture company by the Korea Tourism Organization a highly sought designation within Korea. [Continue reading]