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Source: Thailand Startup News  Sep 01, 2019

New Zealand Startup, Road Guru Heading To Thailand

New Zealand Startup, Road Guru Heading To Thailand
Source: Thailand Startup News  Sep 01, 2019
New Zealand startup, Road Guru provide services on its platform Driver Guides. These Driver Guides are exactly what you imagine them to be: A driver who knows the terrain and spots in the country so well that they are able to guide you on a full-on vacation.



Co-Founded by Mitchell McLaughlin and Caleb Helm, the duo explained that when it comes to providing a better holiday experience, the approach of having a true local guide for tourist’s journey is unmatched. Combined that with the vehicle rental, travellers do not need to think about transportation or direction to places they plan to visit.

The same model, the co-founders noted, has the potential to be developed in Southeast Asian countries.

McLaughlin commented in a phone interview with Thailand  Startup News “Thailand and other Southeast Asia countries are  attractive market sfor tourists, especially local guides that can provide guides to give a more private travelling experience.” 

Road Guru plans on tapping into the established local guides provider and travel agents in a country such as Thailand, just as it did in New Zealand.

“To provide our service in Southeast Asia, we first need to understand how it can facilitate the tour guiding industry of the country. The last two or three years have been researching about the country for us, getting ready to expand,” the co-founders added.

Road Guru partners with electric vehicle transport companion app PowerTrip, to provide for the vehicle to explore New Zealand. But in Thailand, it is considering a tie up with another local Thai entity. The company is also currently negotiating with a Thai entity that also wants to be an investor and strategic partner  for its Thai operations.