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Are you attractive but you don’t have the money to travel? That’s the exact problem MissTravel.com is looking to solve with its online dating service.
The site explains its existence as such: “Traveling to exotic new places and experiencing new cultures can be so much fun especially when you have the money to travel, and you have someone attractive to travel with (especially when it is with someone you really like). MissTravel.com was built to solve the big travel dilemma, by matching Generous frequent flyers who have the money but lack company with Attractive travel lovers who don’t have the financial resources to do so.”
Members come in two distinct flavors:
- Attractive Traveler: If you are a beautiful person who wants to travel for free, just signup as a “Attractive Traveler”. Attractive Travelers are adventurous and open minded people who loves to travel, but lacks the budget to do so. As such, you are looking to meet other Generous members who are willing to pay for you to travel, or gift you frequent flyer miles which may be redeemed for free flights on all major airlines. Remember, as a Attractive Traveler, you get to use our website 100% Free.
- Generous Traveler: If you are a generous sponsor, signup as a “Generous Traveler.” Generous Travelers are generous members who are seeking to travel with a beautiful companion, and who is willing to pay for all travel expenses. Generous Travelers can use our website for free. Pay only when you decide to communicate with any Attractive Traveler.
The business model reminds us of some rather unsavory industries (escort services and prostitution), though the site is careful not to insinuate anything about hanky panky and it urges its members to “use common sense” when meeting strangers.
Feedback to the site has been overwhelmingly positive, as one commenter exclaimed, “Yeah attractive ladies, Travel to a foreign country with a rich stranger. What could go wrong?” Another, more skeptical commenter added, “This has to be viral marketing for, like, a Kate Hudson movie or something, right?”
MissTravel.com was founded by Brandon Wade (pictured below), who has included his impressive mini-biography on the site for our reading pleasure:
Brandon Wade is founder and CEO of the websites SeekingArrangement.com, SeekingMillionaire.com and WhatsYourPrice.com. As an entrepreneur, he started numerous internet and mobile companies, as well as retail and tour businesses. Prior to these endeavors, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen, and held executive roles at several Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric and Microsoft. Originally from Singapore, Brandon moved to the United States to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated with both a BS and an MBA degree. Since then, he has lived in Boston, New York, Seattle, New Orleans, San Francisco and most recently Las Vegas.