Your safety is essentially crucial to us and you must prioritize this while planning your travel and choosing guiders. Below are what we expect an international tourist or a local guider does after registering themselves to the app:
We highly recommend reviewing registered members profiles carefully to know more about them.
Please take your time to have a good look at what locals and international tourists say about themselves. Also, check out their pictures and self-description to ensure that you can trust the person from the information given. If you are uncomfortable, skip to another local/tourist.
2.LOOKING AT MEMBERS' REVIEWS
After the tourist and the local meet up and travel around the destination, they will be asked to write a review for each other so future members can see the experience. Only members who agree to connect and meet at the destination can write to each other after the tourist ends his/her trip.
To prevent fake reviews, we ask members to post a brief description of the trip to increase the trust-worthiness of the reviews. Thus, you better check the past tourist’s review and see what others write about the local guider and likewise. OR you may provide some pictures as proof if you wish.
As an international tourist, leave references to let others know about your experiences with your local.
Also as a local, you can leave references to let others know about the tourist.
3.REPORT NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES
Our team is here to help build the safest travelling and the best learning community possible.
Please do not hesitate to report any safety concerns or negative experiences with your local guider or tourist. Reporting it will help us to build a long-lasting community and will help the other members prevent to have bad experiences.
4.TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
If a person, situation or profile seems unsafe for any reason, move on. Don’t worry about seeming rude. Be clear about your boundaries and don’t be shy about stating them. If the member makes you uncomfortable, leave immediately and you have no commitment to meeting that particular member again. Communicate clearly with others and take care of yourself. If you’re uncomfortable taking tours alone with a member, consider doing that with families, with couples or a group.
5.HAVE A BACKUP PLAN
Know your options. If something doesn’t work out with your local guider, or if they misrepresented themselves or their intentions or the person you are supposed to meet is not there, make sure you have an alternate local guider to meet up with. If possible, research destination before arriving, including how to get to and from there on your own.
6.BE INFORMED ABOUT THE CULTURE WHERE YOU ARE TRAVELING
Do your homework, and be sure you’re aware of cultural and religious differences, sensitivities, and general safety recommendations for each place that you travel. Gender roles and expectations can differ wildly. Consider using the following resources for safety alerts and advisories:
Your country embassy
Local police stations
7.COMMUNICATE THROUGH TC
Never give out your phone number or email address to a new person until you meet and feel comfortable with them. Use only the mobile app to communicate. Confirming trip’s details and keeping all communication on the app helps our team identify issues and react quickly.
8.KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Partying like a rock star might be fun, but it puts your safety and well-being in the hands of others. Making sure you are safe and sound is your responsibility when traveling thus please be careful when going out with new people.