Tag Archive: Catalina Huidobro

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    by Angie Chang

    Chilean Travel Startup Destinalo Launches Online

    Women entrepreneurs from Chile launch travel booking site focused on offering sustainable tourism destinations.

    By Catalina Huidobro (Co-Founder & CEO, Destinalo)

    Back in August last year, along with my two partners, Cristina Huidobro and Fran Severino, we came from Chile to Silicon Valley in San Francisco to present and validate our project, at that time known as Sustainable Tripper. After hard work and lots of learning, we went home with a much clearer idea

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    by Angie Chang

    Early-Stage Chilean Travel Startup Lands In San Francisco

    Women entrepreneurs from Chile visit San Francisco thru August 3, 2012 – travel or hospitality industry people are welcome to contact [email protected] to meet for coffee while her team is in town.

    By Catalina Huidobro (Co-Founder & CEO, Sustainable Tripper)

    There are several traditional ways to travel, but a new trend of tourism is emerging. A new breed of globetrotters are travelers who want to not only discover a destination, they want to experience it like the locals, getting to know the culture, traditions and its people.

    After several years working for the tourism industry, I noticed that this type of tourism lacks international promotion. While there are companies that offer eco-conscious travelers the opportunity to enjoy an intimate local experience, cultural and technological barriers stand in the way of global dissemination of this service.