Who are we?
We are a group of people that love everything about traveling: exploring new cultures, tasting local delicacies, getting lost while walking around a city…
What is loclpal?
loclpal is a chat-based platform that intelligently matches travelers with like-minded locals, based on their preferences and interests. Travelers can find locals to chat with and get unique insights and real-time recommendation on the destination that they are visiting. All users can be travelers or locals or both. Users can create their profile where they list their interests, the things they’re expert in or passionate about, the languages that they speak, the cities that they’re a local in, etc.
Why build loclpal?
Short answer: because we always wanted to have a service like loclpal. We all live busy lives and we know how overwhelming and stressful it can be to try and plan the perfect trip. There’s an infinite amount of information out there but most of it is not personalized, it’s not real-time and in many cases, it is not even really genuine. You can read endless reviews about places, but you don’t know if the person who reviewed it has similar interests to you and these reviews might not always be recent and up to date. Imagine, if you could have someone at the place that you travel to, who understands what you like and what you’re looking for, and can suggest things to do, places to see, in real-time. Sounds like a dream, right? We thought so, that’s why we set out to build loclpal.
What’s our vision?
Our vision is to revolutionize the way people travel, by really enabling them to experience any city like a true local, on their own terms. Allow travelers to discover the things that matter to them and not get caught in endless research that, at the end of the day, takes away some of the pleasure of traveling.