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Rutopía is a platform that allows travelers to search for authentic experiences outside the conventional routes, to access rural communities, especially the indigenous ones, with hosts who want to share the incredible cultural and natural richness of their land. Rutopía preserves the natural and cultural heritage of Mexico and its rural communities by revolutionizing tourism so that the earnings really gets to where it is needed the most.
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LocalAdventures tells of the job travel startups must do during the pandemic
Contxto – Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: travel startups are busy despite coronavirus. Or at least, Mexican LocalAdventures is. It recently shared with Contxto that it’s kicked off operations in Colombia with some recent hires. Moreover, it will soon launch a new feature for its travel and booking platform. Although LocalAdventures didn’t specify exactly […]
Tourism startup Co-founder faces “toughest day of his life”
Contxto – April 2, 2020 was dubbed by startup Co-founder/CEO, Max Oliveira, “the toughest day of his life.” In a LinkedIn post he stated that MaxMilhas, the company he’d helped launch seven years ago, would be laying off a “significant part” of its team. And unfortunately, “significant” is the appropriate term, as 167 members of […]
Startup Selina strives to secure financing in the midst of a hospitality hurricane
Contxto – As Airbnb’s IPO hangs in the balance, another hospitality startup is also being hit hard by the coronavirus’ (Covid-19) effects on global tourism. Panamanian Selina is struggling to find capital to fuel its upcoming operations and plans. Documents recovered by media outlet The Real Deal this week suggest that Selina is ambitious in […]
Three tourism startups walk into a global competition… Klustera, Rutopía, HackPacking emerge finalists
Contxto – Unbeknownst to most, over the past three months, tourism startups from all over the world have been duking it out in a battle royale for the best tourism solutions. It has all been taking place right under our noses at the Second Global Tourism Startup Competition. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in association […]
Adventures await travelers with Mexican startup, Rutopía, and Airbnb
Contxto – For those of you working on your New Year’s resolutions and want to travel more, have I got some news for you! Airbnb is teaming up with Mexican travel startup, Rutopía. As a result, travelers are in for a real treat. Pulque-tasting, volcano-climbing, and jungle-exploring are some of the adventures that await those […]
Mexican Rutopía earns the Hult Prize 2019 for its eco-tourism model
Contxto – Younger generations are finally starting to recognize the inherent value of experiences over material things. Facilitating this is Rutopía, a Mexican eco-tourism marketplace that recently received the 2019 Hult Prize. Last week, the startup won the social entrepreneurship award amounting to US$1 million. Conceptualized and developed by Tec de Monterrey students, the capital […]