Why Should I Be Excited By Alike?
Alike came alive because we want to incubate and create a fair and profitable eco-system for Travel Content Creators, Influencers and anyone who has the desire to create and share travel experiences.
In today’s travel industry, we discovered that only a small segment of Travel Creators get rewarded for the content they create (either through sponsorships, brand endorsements, or through ad revenue.
There are millions of us who are passionate about travel and love to share our stories but don’t have enough of a following to be called an “influencer” nor do we understand or want to work with tech. Alike aims to give a voice to every traveler and let the magic of travel multiply.
Every one is inspired by travel - whether you are “a mega influencer on a sponsored trip to exotic places” or a Mr. Bhatnagar who lives in a Tier 2 city. Travel brings people together and we believe that EVERYONE deserves to be rewarded.
Alike is the place for EVERY travel creators to share their content in an exciting and seamless manner. Every story can be a source of revenue for a creator and each time their content inspires a booking, they will make money. Social commerce at its best is where you start earning if your content is appreciated.
Alike’s mission is to enable every Creator to earn accolades and to monetise their travel - be it from one trip or a thousand!
What Makes Alike Different from Other Travel Tech?
Alike (as of May 2022) is the only functional platform offering bookable experiences across multiple destinations. Your trip stories are supercharged and bookable by other travelers and you benefit from an additional source of revenue. Alike does NOT expect exclusivity and is an open forum for people to create as much or as little as they like!
Customers on Alike browse through trip stories and and can access itineraries and buy tickets to Attractions and Activities, via the stories, all within Alike, as a single click purchase without leaving either the comfort of their home or even their Alike window. No more multiple docs and countless hours researching the travel world! If you like a story, you can live it and share your version, too!
As a traveler, why should I be on Alike?
Today Alike is the ONLY platform globally which not only offers bookable itineraries but also offers the Creators a percentage of every of every sale made.
Alike is The ONE and not ONE MORE platform that you need to be on to promote your travel stories and build greater social engagement and views, without having to worry about tech and marketing. Alike is a forum that brings the audience to you.
What/ Who is an Alike Insider?
For us, anyone with a passion for travel and the willingness to share stories is an Alike Insider.
If you have travelled anywhere in the world and want to share your experiences or help others plan trips, Alike is your side hustle that will generate revenue and let you focus on what you love - more travel!
Who uses Alike?
We seek to serve travellers who enjoy personalised travel plans. We know that the world of package tours has changed and there are as many kinds of travelers as there are locations to travel to.
We want to break the cookie cutter mould of holidays - where everyone is given the same itineraries.
On an average, we KNOW that a customer visits ~ 38 websites to plan their ideal holiday.
So we built Alike - to power your travel and supercharge more! With multiple trip stories published by multiple creators ( that’s you) there is always a story which resonates with YOU. If you are a scientist, a waterbaby, a flowerchild, a budget traveller, an extreme sports addict, a museum fanatic, a food hunter, an artist, a musician, a parent looking for something that has worked for others, stop by Alike. We are only limited by your imagination and we know that to travel is to supercharge the imagination! So even though everyone might visit Dubai, there will always be diverse trips, wants, stories and experiences to choose from.
How can I become an Alike Insider?
3 Easy Peasy Steps is all you have to take!
- Head over to our Sign-up page and create your profile.
- Once done, dust off all those itineraries (digital or virtual) you have carefully crafted over the years and showcase them to the world. Or start creating new ones!
- Share your experiences to enrich your memories or resonate with others. It is a rewarding way to earn money!
What is the Studio?
Travel Creators are artists who create memorable experiences. At Alike, we believe that artists deserve to have the space to create, so we came up with the Studio and not a “shop” or “storefront”.
The Studio is your happy place, where you can upload all your trip stories, customise your display theme, set up your content feed, see your earnings, review your statistics and so much more.
Why don’t you sign in and take a spin of the Studio for yourself? You can go as fast or as slow as you like, we will not put a stop to the magic you choose to create.
How will I know when somebody books any of my trip stories?
We know that everyone loves Dashing Dashboards and we do, too!
Every detail - bookings received and completed, stories uploaded, money earned, followers, questions and much more will be visible to you in the studio, in a way that makes the numbers make sense and gives you more time to plan your travel rather than worry about logistics of tracking your success.
We will also send you emails that give you an accurate picture of all sales made by you in the Studio, if that’s your choice.
I am not a “techie” - can I still work with Alike and create stories?
Yes! We’ve got YOU! No tech knowledge or love for tech is needed. At Alike, we want you to focus on weaving travel magic and content creation and not worrying about things like API’s or cropping tools or payout schedules!
Our platform is called a no-code platform where creating stories is as simple as taking a flight! Our Drag & Drop content editor does all the heavy lifting for you without any need to know Java, Python, HTML 5 or any such tech! If you know how to upload a post on FB or a video on TikTok you will be at home creating content on Alike! That’s how seamless we have made the experience of content creation.
I have uploaded my trip story but don’t see it?
That’s great, now you just sit back and relax! Once you have submitted your story our team will quickly review your submissions to make sure it appears just right and is easily accessible to all Alike customers. In about 6 - 8 hours, your story will be shared with the world on Alike.
How can I share my trip stories?
Our aim is to make it super simple!
Once you have published your story and it has been approved, you can share your creations using easily shareable links directly from your story. Or you could just copy your story URL and share it via your social media channels/ email / whatsapp and more.
We’re working to create the best experience to multiple your reach!
How will I be paid?
Welcome Home, Travelpreneur. Every time someone books your trip story, a percentage of the sale is credited to your Wallet on Alike and is visible via your Studio Dashboard.
(Make sure to check out the Slider on the Insider Page to know more)
How can I use my money?
You can use your earnings towards booking your next holiday or just withdraw the funds into your bank account.
Alike does not set any restrictions such as minimum days or lock in of the revenue that you have earned. These are your funds! We ensure that they are available for withdrawal as soon as the customer completes a trip booked from your story.
Is there a limit on how much I can earn?
The sky's the limit.
Literally! Head over to Alike’s “How Much Money Can I Make” section on the Homepage to know how, now! So you can just keep traveling and sharing stories. The money becomes an additional perk and will keep increasing as more people book your trips, so make them count.
How do I make a booking?
- Select an activity or attraction. Click the Tour Date to check for availability and select a date. Only available dates will be highlighted.
- Some tours have multiple options that will appear on the main page eg: tour language, seating, public group or private tour, etc. Be sure to select the options relevant to you. You’ll then be prompted to select your desired starting time (if applicable) and the number of participants in your group. Then click ‘Continue’
- Fill in your personal information and payment details on the following page and click ‘Confirm booking’
- Once you submit your booking the reservation will be confirmed and you will receive an email , this will not be your ticket. In most cases booking is confirmed immediately after purchase or in the next few hours - unless indicated otherwise on the activity description. You’ll receive the ticket voucher via a separate email. Please print your ticket (unless it’s a mobile voucher) and bring it to the meeting point stated on the ticket.
Do I need to register in order to make a purchase?
You can either register online or continue as a guest when making a purchase. We recommend that you register and create an account so you can access your order directly on our website anytime, anywhere; and also receive various offers and discounts.
Once I have booked, is my reservation confirmed?
In most cases booking is confirmed immediately after purchase or in the next few hours - unless indicated otherwise on the activity description. You’ll receive a booking confirmation e-mail which is NOT your ticket and another email with the voucher.
If you’re a registered client you can confirm and also download your vouchers, directly from your account. If you’re not registered and fail to receive your confirmation email, check your Spam folder or contact us at email@example.com.
After making a booking, how long should I wait to receive my tickets / voucher?
Different activities have different confirmation times which are indicated in the activity details. Most activities are either instantly confirmed or confirmed within 24 hours. You will receive your tickets on your email 24 hours prior to your participation date.
What is the difference between an open dated ticket, one day ticket and a reservation ticket?
With an open ticket you can enter a museum, exhibition, or any other attraction during operating hours, without having to decide a specific day and time. The day ticket is valid for the whole day (24hrs- during working hours of the activity) that you reserve, without a specific time, while the reservation ticket is valid only on the day and the time that you select during the purchase.
Why do I need to choose an entry time?
- Many of our guided tours include round-trip transportation from and to your hotel. Please check the product page's 'What's Included' section to see if this service is available.
- Some attractions have time slots and you are only permitted to visit during your reserved time slot.
Do you offer tours and activities in my travel destination?
We offer currently over 120 attractions and activities across 6 destinations. Simply search by destination.
Can I book an hotel, flight tickets or a car rental through you?
Alike does not offer bookings for flights, car rental or hotels yet. We specialize in sightseeing tours, excursions, attractions and events.
Can I make changes to my booking?
It may be possible to make changes to your reservation, however this depends upon the type of change required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Alike Customer Care with your booking code and we’ll be able to advise you if the change is possible.
Please select your tour carefully, as not all travel service providers will accept changes once you’ve received confirmation of your reservation.
How do I cancel my booking?
Unfortunately, not all tours and tickets can be cancelled as it depends on the policy of the individual travel service provider. Details can be found both on the product page and voucher. While we do our best to accommodate our customers, we must conform to our partner's policies. If you would like to cancel your booking write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which currency does Alike accept?
Alike displays activity prices in a number of currencies. The price can be viewed in USD, HKD, SGD, THB, CNY, MYR, EUR & GBP but the billing currency would remain USD, the credit card statement would show the price in USD. Alike does not charge any service fees or additional fees. If for some reason you see any extra fees, please check with your credit card issuer.
How can i see how much it will cost?
First choose your preferred currency from the drop down menu on the website or within your settings on the app. Check the cost of your preferred currency by selecting the package and date, then adjusting the units to reveal the final amount payable. Kindly note that due to currency fluctuation, the cost of the same activity may marginally change from time to time.
Whilst kitmytrip does not charge any handling fee in addition to the amount stated on our platform, foreign transaction fees may be levied by your card's issuing bank if you pay in a non-local currency. Please check with your bank if you have any queries prior to making a purchase.
Is my payment secured?
Yes, we use an online payment system that is internationally recognized and entirely secure. It protects against fraud and unauthorized transactions by encrypting your payment information.
What type of payment options do you accept?
Alike accepts all major international credit cards like Visa and Mastercard, and the leading digital wallet payments such as Apple Pay and Ali Pay, with more convenient payment options coming up soon, and guarantees the highest standards of security and control.
When am I charged for the booking?
Your credit card will be charged immediately upon booking. If the local tour operator does not accept your booking, the charged amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn at no extra cost.
I booked an activity but I haven't received my tickets or voucher. What do I do?
Check your spam folder. Otherwise, we may have sent you an email stating when you can expect your voucher. While we’ve successfully received your reservation we might be waiting for further confirmation from the tour organizer. You’ll receive the tickets 24 hours prior to your travel date.
If you haven’t received an email or your voucher contact us at email@example.com
What happens if I lose my voucher or delete my payment confirmation?
If you’re registered all of your purchase details can be viewed in the profile you created at registration. If you made a purchase as a guest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll resend you the reservation confirmation. If the reservation requires a print-out voucher, you must reprint the voucher to access your activity.
What should I do if i have a problem after my purchase or during a tour?
Check the information on your order voucher and search here on our FAQs. If you don’t find an answer, contact us at email@example.com
I forgot to print out my voucher, can i use my smartphone instead?
Most, not all tour operators accept e-tickets upon entry, as they will be scanning the bar code/QR code that's in it. However, we recommend that you bring a print-out copy of your voucher.
What do I do if I arrive late for my tour?
Refer to the contact details listed on your voucher and contact the tour operator for instructions. There’s no guarantee you’ll be able to join your tour at a later departure, as they may be fully booked. Please allow sufficient time, whenever possible, to reach the departure point in time for your tour. Many travel services carry heavy cancellation penalties.
I can't find a specific product, can you help me?
You can type your desired product on our search bar and verify if it’s available. If it is not available, feel free to send us any recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I do with my voucher?
The voucher will be emailed to you 24 hours before your participation / travel date, and you will need to present it at the experience's entrance to gain admission or access.
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