About TripTogether

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Jan 23, 2014

In business since 1993, TripTogether is a social travel site that helps you “meet a trip companion for every trip,” and to share your travel experiences with the world. The company claims to have helped 300,000 travelers across 11,000 cities and more than 200 countries.

TripTogether is owned by Deroche Investments, though neither is listed with the Better Business Bureau, and online information about the company is essentially non-existent. Regarding the website specifically, the most common complaints we encountered during our research included fake profiles attempting to scam other users, and that using the website regularly can quickly become expensive. Despite this fact, TripTogether appears to be enormously popular in the social media sphere, and has more than 18,000 Facebook likes and 2,200 Twitter followers.

How TripTogether Works

With more than 50,000 current members, TripTogether is a website that helps you connect with travel enthusiasts just like you from all around the world. The site claims to help you “learn about the planet” right from the source—local word of mouth—which allows you to get away from your guidebook, and into the minds of the locals.

According to the website, TripTogether provides four primary services. These include the ability to:

  1. Find a traveling partner, regardless of where you’ll be visiting.
  2. Entertain guests from around the world, and to show off your hometown.
  3. Meet locals while you’re visiting a new town.
  4. Share your travel experiences, and help others to learn from them.

With this said, it’s important to note that even though the website can be used for many different purposes, it’s set up more like a typical dating site than one where you’d exchange traveling information.

To create your TripTogether account, simply enter your name and email address, and then choose a password. Alternately, you can set up your account by signing in through Facebook. Either way, you’ll receive one free offline message, and three free minutes of live chat (see more about this in the Pricing section) after signing up. You’ll also gain immediate access, and can begin listing personal information such as your age, nationality, gender preferences for travel partners, uploading photos, and more. If you’re planning a trip, you can also list your destination and the dates under the “Trips” section. Because the ultimate goal of most TripTogether users is to travel to another country and connect with someone they met on the site, safety should be your number one concern. As a result, the company will not allow you to list your personal contact information in your public profile, and strongly recommends getting to know someone well before handing this information over. In addition, you can always contact their Travel Welfare team at support@triptogether.com for advice. Other than these relatively minor “safety nets,” your personal safety is largely up to you.

After you’ve signed up for an account, simply click on the TripTogether home page, where you can begin browsing other users’ profiles. You’ll first need to click on the area of the world that you’re interested in visiting, which will then list other users who would like to travel to the same region or country. At the top of the page, you’ll see text that reads, “I would like to travel to [country] with a man or a woman 18 years and older.” If you click on the “Change” button directly to the right, you can then filter which gender you prefer, their age, as well as individual countries within each continent.

After you’ve found a user that you’re interested in contacting, there are two ways to accomplish this: offline messaging, and live chat. Either way, this will require credits, which are explained in the Pricing section below. Once you speak to another user via live chat, they’ll be added to your contact list, so you can easily reach out to them again in the future.

Finally, if you’re on the go a lot but would still like to have access to TripTogether, you can also download their mobile app. However, this is currently only available for iDevices.

TripTogether Pricing & Refund Policy

Similar to AnastasiaDate, signing up for a basic TripTogether account is free, but if you’d like to utilize the site’s full potential, you’ll need to purchase credits. As such, the pricing structure is as follows:

  • 20 credits for $16 ($.80 per credit)
  • 160 credits for $96 ($.60 per credit)
  • 1,000 credits for $400 ($.40 per credit)

According to the TripTogether website, one credit will buy one offline message, or one minute in live chat. As soon as you run out of credits, your credit card will be automatically charged the same amount as your previous purchase. However, if you’d like to prevent this from occurring, you’ll need to contact customer service at support@triptogether.com. Also, if you’d like to automatically receive updates whenever a new member joins, it will cost you an extra $5 per month.

Downloading the TripTogether app is free, though—just like the website—you’ll need to purchase credit packs in order to get in touch with other members.

Pros:

  • Social website that helps you to find a travel partner, and to share travel information with users from around the world.
  • Claims to have helped 300,000 travelers in 11,000 cities, and across more than 200 countries.
  • Positive social media presence.
  • In business since 1993.

Cons:

  • While the site can be used for many different purposes, most members seem interested in romance. So unless you’re also interested in this, there are probably better sites to meet traveling partners and to share your travel information.
  • As with nearly all other dating and social relationship sites, TripTogether has a reputation for including a lot of “fake” profiles – scammers looking to make money. In fact, you can just scroll through the profiles on the site’s homepage and quickly identify which are likely scams, and which are real.
  • No phone number to reach company – only email.
  • All correspondence is credit-based, which can become expensive very quickly.
  • Excessive amount of "over-positive" reviews were received on our website for this product that were immediately red-flagged and blacklisted.

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Average Consumer Rating: 1.7
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Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 23 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Triptogether is a scam.

    • Peru,
    • Jun 30, 2015

    Hello. I can confirm that TripTogether is a scam. I had same problem of many of you here. But, I change all my data and I upload a white picture with the word 'scam', I change my name by 'scam', etc. And I received many messages with: Hi Scam. I would like to travel with you.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Total Scam

    • Sydney,
    • May 31, 2014

    This site is a total scam just like any other dating or introduction sites, do NOT waste a second with this site.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 23 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Beware - Do not subscribe - Scam, Scam, Scam.

    • London,
    • Jul 1, 2015

    This site is littered with fake profiles and people who want to waste your time and get money from you. Watch out especially for profile names Cheryl Baker, Jenny Scotte and Natasha Smith, all use Gmail or yahoo email accounts.

    Stay clear and do not pay anything for this service.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 33 people found this review helpful

    If you've got money to burn.

    • Perth, Western Australia,
    • Aug 18, 2015

    I'm convinced the "dames" are paid a retainer/incentive for males to keep answering their crazy questions"how's your day been", "what are you looking for". I blew $100 in a night, and all for zip. Also, beware the Ghanan/Nigerian scammers. The site's full of them. Not only a total waste of time, but money too.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 33 out 42 people found this review helpful

    TripTogether is a scam.

    • Bulgaria,
    • Aug 10, 2015

    Just ask for a Skype chat and they would say they do not have a camera lol. So if you want to give it a try, first thing ask to chat on Skype and they would disappear. Those, who say good words about this site, they are the scammers themselves. They all come from Nigeria, Ghana or Ukraine. Do not waste a minute of your time to listen to their vain talk.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 26 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Trip Together is a Scam

    • Thailand,
    • Aug 4, 2015

    Trip Together is a scam. You get contacted by 10-20 beautiful Russian girls, all of them which are fake. They do this in order to make you pay. Once you pay they will keep charging even when you unsubscribe. Trip Together is a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 28 people found this review helpful

    99.99% FAKE profiles!

    • Aug 24, 2014

    99% of the profiles are scam! You only chat for free for a couple of days then you have to pay which if VERY expensive.

    This is the biggest hoax site I've ever seen. Those that claim this is a good site are fakes too.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Total Scammers!

    • UK,
    • Oct 3, 2014

    Lol! Everyone on there loves you dearly! Tries to suck you in to some false understanding... that they really want to visit you... pay all the Air fares... only to be hit with a problem at the last minute & need you to 'Wire' them money to get them out of a supposed mess... Ha, ha, ha... Lol! Most start off very sincere though & that is really scary!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 31 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Totally fake and a scam. You're an idiot if you paid

    • Aug 12, 2015

    This is a totally fake scam site, they will spam you, most of the women are professional chatters with no intention of ever meeting anyone. They are paid to flirt and get you to sign up for paid services. It's a very very scam/fake site, there is no way to remove your profile without contacting them, no self service buttons etc.. They go far out of their way to promote the site as legit, but in reality a smart person can spot the fakes quickly, beware anyone from Ukraine, Russia, China, Colombia etc. etc., they are paid chatters who in real life can't afford a plane ticket to anyway. So don't be a stupid sucker and don't pay for this site under any circumstances. If you pay, you are a fool.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Waste of time

    • New Zealand ,
    • Oct 9, 2014

    Joined up, was ok at the start, then asking to buy & pay, now get men who like my profile, I put only woman, don't understand the website anymore. Scam I say in one big word.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 18 people found this review helpful

    SCAM - Fake Profiles

    • Oct 13, 2014

    Total scam - fake profiles and pro chatters to drain money from your account with auto charging your card for each chat entered. The same questions are asked quickly to increase chat responses and drain credits. Thank god I didn't enter my billing info. Delete immediately!

     

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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