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  • Tripr aims to connect travellers
  • Tripr aims to connect travellers
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Tripr aims to connect travellers

International tourism reached over 1 billion in 2013, and is set to rise further in 2014. Attempting to pair up some of these travellers is Tripr - an app trying to “radically change the nature of youth travel” by pairing up people going to the same destination.



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