Personalised travel recommendations that give back to the local community.
ViaVii groups together incredible travel experiences and helps users discover genuine local experiences based on their profile and interests. The itineraries it generates focus on local events and attractions, giving users authentic experiences and injecting money into local communities.
The website and app allow users to purchase tickets online, create itineraries and discover cities like a local. Travellers can also connect directly to communities and guides to get the best offers.
The platform already has 7,000 experiences and there are five partnership agreements under discussion. Further growth will be fuelled by the USD 330,000 in equity and grants the venture has secured.
'Entrepreneurship is easier said than done. It's been a tough journey, but hard work eventually pays off.'
Led by Rola Fayyad and Ibrahim Abu Rajab, this Jordanian team combines the talents of 10 members. Their expertise includes vast expertise in programming, software engineering and startups. Rola herself has 13 years' experience in management and also founded Girls in Tech in Jordan.
When asked about winning Challenge 22, she said: "Challenge 22 was one of our toughest journeys. We worked 24/7 to make it to the finals and win. The experience, connections and support we got were very helpful and essential for our growth – they got us to where we are today."