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Footloos launches in October 2016 on 7 islands in Thailand
Online marketplace for authentic adventure experiences on islands is an online marketplace dedicated to authentic and unique travel experiences on popular tropical island destinations in Southeast Asia. The platform is currently active on 7 islands in Thailand including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Chang.

The Problem
Booking process of travel experiences on islands is very fragmented. Unique services go unknown and eventually cease because they are a) poorly marketed, b) sold by less responsible third party agents, c) not targeting the right audience. Too many individual websites lead to multiple open tabs, increased difficulty to compare and a very frustrating vacation planning experience. Too many third party agents have resulted in a fluctuation of traveler and host (service provider) expectations and ultimate loss in the authenticity of the service experiences itself. Finally, for the travelers who are already on location, an all-access activity guide that would offer last minute bookings in real time is lacking. Footloos was created to fill the gaps.

The Solution
We are an environmentally conscious and socially responsible online marketplace which connects adventure travelers directly with local hosts on popular island destinations in Southeast Asia. Local hosts can be individual freelance service providers or established business entities. Being islanders ourselves we carefully vet, handpick and curate only the top service providers and their experiences. With 8 themes, travelers can find hundreds of unique and exciting, active island services to compare and book seamlessly on our all-in-one website.

Creating the perfect itinerary is now as exciting as it is convenient, fast and secure! Footloos categories will feature outdoor adventure guides, diving courses, snorkelling trips, private sail charters, join-in boat excursions, adrenaline sports and wellness to name a few. Footloos mission is to become a household name for the Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping Adventures in Southeast Asia.

"We will be breaking many old habits and revolutionizing hosting experience by introducing our paperless technology which will improve social standards of island communities as well as the environment", quotes the founder Neal Ayer.

The smart and easy-to-use technology allows local hosts to personally list their services, choose among different calendar types to manage live availability, view sales and analytical reports, track and accept payments directly to their designated bank account. Hosts can also interact with travelers prior to service provision and share their Footloos listings on multiple media platforms. In addition, a SMS messaging system will directly notify hosts of all bookings and amendments, which prevents overlooking appointments and no show. With our immediate confirmation service, Travelers can now book and plan their itinerary with confidence. Whether the host is a freelancer or an established business, our Footloos technology will greatly complement their business requirements.

"Active and Wellness Tourism to island destinations is a trending global movement and as healthy and active islanders ourselves, we witness and understand the fragility of island communities to lose their culture and environment due to rapid commercialization. It is time to give back", quotes co-founder Sylvia Adrenalin.

All Footloos hosts are encouraged to actively participate in GoGreen efforts such as recycling and efficient waste disposal management. Travelers will be also pleased to know that they will be giving back to their island vacation destinations automatically by booking their favorite activities and services via Footloos. In partnership with local communities, Footloos has pledged to donate a percentage from each successful booking via its platform towards our initiative known as the #IslandFundProject – in assistance of local charities, social causes and environmental preservation efforts. Footloos aims to be a leader of its kind to emphasize positive social impact and environmental awareness for islands.

About Footloos
Founded in 2016, Footloos Pte Ltd is a Singapore company with active presence in Thailand. Footloos is an environmentally conscious and socially responsible organization. An online marketplace for Adventure Travel Experiences on popular tropical island destinations in Southeast Asia.