What we do
We aim to completely service the travel customer’s journey from ‘dreaming’ all the way to ‘sharing’. Destination guides are the main way we realise our vision. Trip101 is a one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts around the world. Supported by an ever-growing community of travel writers, we provide inspiration and useful information to help facilitate travel in a fun and meaningful manner! At Trip101, we share the latest destination guides, accommodation reviews and travel tips – relevant for all stages of travel. Be it pre-trip, in-destination or post-trip, there’s something useful for everyone. Looking for travel ideas? Begin your journey at and be inspired! Trip101 is a source for travel inspiration. We want to encourage people to go out and explore our beautiful planet, and we do so by sharing real experiences and travel stories. Spanning across 7 continents and more than 90 countries, all travel recommendations are based on the experience of travel experts who know what they are talking about. Our coverage includes the most popular cities in the world such as London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. as well as off-the-beaten-track destinations like Mongolia, Romania, San Luis Obispo (Mexico) and Tibet.
Why we do
Venture Republic (VR) Group was established in Tokyo by Harvard Business School Grads Kei and Kenichi Shibata, who both foresaw the future of the online travel industry in 2001. VR has successfully run its mothership meta-search travel site, Travel.jp and today, its travel guide section has more than 23 million aggregated users per month. After the success in Japan, Kei Shibata saw a huge potential in online travel businesses in the Asian market. Kei met Shaw and Venkat, who were both in the travel tech industry for several years, and they began discussing business ideas. Trip101 was established in September 2015 as a sister-site of Travel.jp to cater to an English market. The unique value of this online travel guide lies in its strong and active community of 600+ travel bloggers from over 40 nationalities.
How we do
Don’t you think it’s cumbersome to look around dozens of different websites when you start planning your next holiday? Learning more about your desired destinations, looking up activities to do, then reviewing accommodation options and then finally onto the booking website...oh, wait, but what about getting the original inspiration to go travelling in the first place? At Trip101, we share the latest destination guides, accommodation reviews and travel tips – relevant for all stages of travel. Be it pre-trip, in-destination or post-trip, there’s something useful for everyone. Are you a travel-savvy digital nomad? We invite you to join our team of travel experts in sharing the good stuff with the rest of the world. We are looking for inspirational, well-written and useful content that will get readers excited about travel. Of course, honest reviews and practical travel tips are highly valued too.