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Eskapr

Your New One-Stop Shop For Travel

Regulation Crowdfunding
Washington, DC
Consumer Internet
Accepting International Investment
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A New Approach to Travel, Designed Around You.

We all know that the point of traveling for fun is to have a good time and enjoy ourselves. But too often, figuring out all of your trip’s details can eclipse that enjoyment. Figuring out which destinations you can visit while staying within your budget, searching for hours upon hours to book the best prices for flights, hotels, and everything else, and finally deciding how you’ll spend your time away is simply too time-consuming and disorganized.


Through Eskapr’s multi-platform solution, we’re finally giving travelers the solutions and user experience they crave – a truly full-service framework, where all key aspects of travel are managed with simplicity and ease.

Let's Start from the Top: The 3 Essential Phases of Planning Any Trip

1. Finding travel inspiration

I have a free weekend coming up and I want to spend about $400 on the whole trip--where are the best places I can go within a 3-hour flight?

2. Searching & booking at the best price

Now that I know where I'd like to go, where can I book at the best price? How can I be sure if I'd be better off using one of the big travel search sites, booking directly with the airlines, or even using some of the reward points I have?


3. Planning your travel itinerary

I mainly want to enjoy a few relaxing days at the beach, but I also want amazing food options and two or three cultural activities during my time away--what can I absolutely not miss? Which ones can I cluster together so I don't spend all my time getting from one place to the next?

The Problem

Generally, mainstream travel companies only facilitate the “searching and booking” portion of the travel process. But if travelers are spending hours just on finding and booking their flight, that means less time looking for places to see and things to do when they arrive. 


According to a survey by the Daily Mail, some travelers spend over 8 hours on average planning their activities for week-long vacation – roughly equivalent to a full working day! If you’d rather spend that time relaxing, playing video games, or hanging out with the family, let Eskapr drop in for an assist.

The Eskapr Solution

Eskapr is a one-stop shop for travel inspiration, booking, and trip planning. By bringing all of these (let’s be honest) workstreams into one purpose built and attractively designed medium, we bring the fun and excitement back to travel planning.


But this integrated approach to travel is only the beginning. We are completely restructuring the look, feel, and flow of online travel planning by building a sleek, overhauled experience centered on streamlining and optimizing every aspect of your trip so that you have more time to enjoy it.


Over the past two years, Eskapr has developed the API clients necessary to interface with GDS providers, as well as a working prototype for search and booking functions. We have also completed prototype designs and accompanying business logic for our Travel Itinerary Assistant, including rating and review systems, activity and event services, and database structure and design. We are now ready to begin our final pre-production development phase subject to the success of this Offering. 

The Offering


$1/ Preferred Unit (11% Deferrable)  |  Minimum $100 Investment


What is a preferred unit?


The term "unit" refers to an ownership interest in a limited liability company, similar to the term "stock" in the corporation context. As with most equity interests in a corporation, limited liability companies can issue two types of ownership interest - common units and preferred units. Holders of both types of Eskapr's equity units are referred to as Members.



Perks*


                                 Perk levels are not inclusive of previous perk levels. Investors only get one perk reward matching your level of investment.


 $100        Eskapr Coffee Mug + Travel Itinerary Assistant Founder Status + $100 Gift Card. Five funders from this level will be chosen at random to receive additional perks!

$250        Eskapr Snapback Hat + Founder Status + $250 Gift Card 

$500        Eskapr Snapback Hat + Tank Top + Founder Status + $500 Gift Card

$1,000     Custom Eskapr Weekender Bag + Snapback Hat + Tank Top + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$2,500     Limited Edition Eskapr Engraved Premium Sunglasses + Snapback Hat + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$5,000     Eskapr Swag Package: Weekender Bag + Dopp Kit + Sunglasses + Tank Top + Travel Gym Shorts + Snapback Hat + Travel Electronics Kit + Passport Holder + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$10,000   Free Domestic Flight up to $500 + Eskapr Swag Package + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$25,000   Free International Flight and Hotel Stay for two up to $2,000 + Eskapr Swag Package + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card


**Gift cards will be received only if the company generates net income in excess of the amounts necessary to make current and deferred 11% payments to Preferred Unit holders.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


Here's How We Differ from the Competition...

We’ve all been in the position where our plans change at the last minute, our work schedules suddenly free up, or a last-minute getaway just becomes irresistible. With our Eskape feature, just plug in your budget, available dates, the type of trips you like, and get packed! Our metasearch algorithms will do all the work and provide you with great ideas for possible destinations, ensuring you’ll never run out of options to try regardless of what your budget or timeline allows.


Perhaps you have a travel wish list of destinations you’d like to check out. Maybe you’d like to head to an awesome beach for a few days, but also want to be close to a fun city for some culture and nightlife. Or it could be that you just want to go somewhere your money would go the furthest. 


Our original innovation is built on answering the question that plagues all travelers: “What are the best places I can go on my budget, based on what I like to do, and during the time I’m free?” Whether you’re a foodie, historian, or avid beach comber, we’ll help you find the perfect location to enjoy your hard-earned time away.

Once you’ve settled on where and when to go, finding and locking down the best prices for your flights, lodging, and activities is further complicated by the copious number of alternate websites and options to check. But price comparison goes beyond simply checking various sites for the best deal.


According to their most recent respective annual reports, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Expedia, Priceline, and their many subsidiaries employ a combination of models for selling travel products, including:


1) The Merchant Model:

OTAs purchase inventory (hotel rooms, flights, etc.) in advance and then repackage and resell this inventory however they want.


2) The Agency Model:

OTAs merely list the inventory available from providers (i.e. airlines and hotels) and make a cut of each transaction for assisting in a sale.

Since the largest companies use a combination of these two models, it's possible for travel product pricing to be biased and potentially manipulated as OTAs can push their merchant model inventory (likely at a higher price point) over results that are cheaper and more appropriate to your search criteria. This also allows for the potential to create a false sense of urgency for buyers – “Only two seats left! Buy now!”


But this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. When customers book a hotel stay through an online travel agency (OTA) such as Priceline or Expedia, the hotels pay a fee to the OTA that facilitated the transaction. From the hotel’s perspective, paying a fee to OTAs can alleviate some of the hotel’s risks in relation to vacancy rates and also provide them with a steady stream of incremental customers. However, according to Harvard Business School Professor Benjamin Edelman's report, "Impact of OTA Bias and Consolidation on Consumers", OTAs have abused this relationship over time by adjusting their pricing and rules to extract higher payments from hotels, which can be passed on to customers. When hotel chains have refused to pay fees in excess of the status quo, OTAs have used their market power to remove or deemphasize hotel listings in search results and even gone so far as to remove photos of their properties to make the hotel seem less appealing until the dispute has been resolved.

Most recently, however, OTAs have found a new way to charge hotels additional fees by auctioning off the top positions in search results. Under this approach, the most prominent and often explicitly “recommended” positions go to the properties that paid the most rather than those that are objectively best for the customer. 


When many hotels compete for high positions in search results, the auction-like process can yield sharply higher fees for hotels, even if the OTA does not expand the market or increase the total number of room-nights customers require.


In an effort to bring more transparency to the travel market Eskapr will ensure that our customers receive only clean, bias-free results from the get-go.

Booking your flight, hotel, and car can be easy (if you don’t get bogged down in the issues outlined above), but mapping out your itinerary is a different story. When you’re traveling to a new destination, logistics and city-specific information are key, and sorting out common logistical details can quickly begin to overwhelm even the most seasoned travelers. For some of us, this means spending hours on dozens of travel sites checking for options, information, prices, reviews and deals.

Rather than pouring over outdated blogs and travel guides to create the perfect trip, our algorithm will give you access to a curated, budget-aware experience that can be easily managed and adjusted at the drop of a hat.


From booking the best restaurants for well-priced local specialties to an unforgettable night out, Eskapr’s Travel Itinerary Assistant is a complementary value-add for all customers. Our platform can provide as much or as little help as you’d like with your itinerary planning, including day-to-day assistance with sample base itineraries and curated lists of “can’t miss” experiences based on trusted, verified, social and expert feedback.


Of course, not all of us love highly structured vacations, so we wanted to show how ALL types of travelers can benefit from what we at Eskapr have to offer:

"In order to assist all types of travelers, we’ve aimed to build a user-friendly, streamlined process to provide you with as much, or as little, planning assistance as you need and that fits within your travel style."

- Robert Farmer, Eskapr CEO

Eskapr will be able to combine multiple travel data streams, so you don’t waste any time duplicating work that’s been done by so many others. Leverage the latest technology, our proprietary database of reviews, and the experience and wisdom of the Eskapr community to access the best information that suits your style.


London is a perfect example of how Eskapr’s Travel Itinerary Assistant can help. From a map perspective, a lot of the popular destinations and cool neighborhoods look fairly close together. In reality, it can be a huge pain to go a few miles east or west. Time can really add up travelling from the hip markets and bars of Shoreditch in East London to the posh clubs and afternoon teas of Kensington and Chelsea out West. With our Travel Itinerary Assistant, members will be able to cluster their daily activities, dining experiences, and other excursions within their time and budget constraints so their days are optimized logistically to ensure they get the most out of your hours away.


By utilizing our Travel Itinerary Assistant platform, our travelers will be able to plan each day based on their budget (i.e. no more than $200/£152 per day), time constraints (i.e. want to leave the hotel at 9AM, but be back by 6PM to change before dinner), and interests (looking for history, art, and good food), all while keeping your base location or hotel in mind! Once you’ve set your constraints, play around with the generated itinerary and you’re good to go! If you’d rather play it by ear, that’s great too – just be sure to keep your Eskapr mobile app handy in case you run out of ideas and need something reliable to fill your schedule on the fly!

We’ve all been in the situation where a restaurant, bar, or venue has mixed reviews and we’re on the fence over whether to try it out. Rather than having to sift through an individual’s bad experience with a single waiter, a slow delivery, or an incorrect order that resulted in a single star rating, we are modernizing reviews to provide you with the details you want without the fluff. The stars are here to stay, but the categories will get a face-lift.


Whether you’re a foodie or just like the service to be flawless, filter through the nonsense to find what you need. Because, let’s face it – some people don’t mind if the waiter dishes a little attitude with a mind-blowing meal.

Our activity rating system will be slightly different, but also modernized to give a fairer review. Put simply, how much did you like your experience and would you recommend it to others? Boom! Done. And unlike other popular review systems, we won’t make you download our app to view all of our reviews and photos…


In addition, travelers will have access to a network of trusted reviews from our members-only database including recommendations for all types of activities, as well as for restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, and much more. Travelers who perform reviews of experiences will receive Eskapr Points to be used on sales events during the year or to simply reduce the cost of their trips.

To up the ante, Eskapr’s top reviewers will earn rankings which will provide them with special discounts on all Eskapr products based on their ranking tier.  We will ensure only verified members and travelers who booked through Eskapr can post, so you can worry a lot less about bots, bought reviews, and fake feedback from faux influencers looking for free goodies! And if they do happen to slip through the cracks, we’ll have a team ready to quickly scrub them from the database.


In order to provide travelers with the best experience, the Eskapr team will supplement our database with recommended activities, restaurants, and other popular hideaways through our team of travel experts. Our recommendations and ratings will be updated regularly to ensure an establishment or activity that was excellent one year continues to provide the same consistent experience the next.

There are so many tips, tricks, and travel hacks to keep in mind when looking for the best deal or when planning a multi-leg complicated itinerary. Eskapr aims to assist our customers throughout the booking process with ultra-clear advice, tools, strategies, and reminders to make sure you’re checking every possible way of saving money, streamlining your travel, and having the best trip possible. Some of the tools and analytics include:

Flight-type Comparison

Compare one-way versus roundtrip tickets, open-jaw flights, and switching carriers’ mid-trip to ensure you aren’t missing out on hidden savings.

Rewards Analysis

Connect your rewards wallets and view recommendations on when it makes sense to use your loyalty points, or, if cash is a much better deal, whether you should save your points for next time.

Bundling Analysis

See exactly how pairing flights with car rentals or hotel bookings can achieve deeper Eskapr discounts and rewards with actual data to check our claims. Other sites tell you package bookings offer huge savings, but we’ll show you the actual backup, and even indicate where you are better off buying separately or later.

Estimated All-in Costs

Many sites have the option of searching several airports in a metropolitan area and pressure travelers into considering the cheapest nearby ticket without considering other costs such as travel time. We offer you estimated travel to and from the selected airports, estimated baggage fees, and even tell you where you’ll need to pay extra for a snack on board. Our estimated all-in costs for flights will help you understand when the “cheapest” ticket might actually not be a bargain at all.

Upgrade & Other Analysis

Maximize your perks by using our suggestion tools, which indicate the cheapest ways to upgrade your seat, access priority boarding, and gain access to lounges. We’ll even provide our pro-tips and tricks so you can speed through security.

Travel Econometrics

Eskapr will utilize data science and econometrics to provide travelers with a range of analyses related to travel pricing and trends. These include:


  1. Currency Rate Trends
  2. Fuel Price Trends
  3. Average Costs

One overlooked aspect of the online travel market is the concentration of ownership. Though the conglomerates have largely chosen to maintain the branding of acquired travel sites, in reality, a large chunk of the top travel sites are all owned by the same two multinational corporations.

We believe this indicates not only oligopolistic market power, but also leads to reduced transparency and a type of market structure that requires runaway spending in marketing and advertising. These agencies may operate independently of one another, but if consumers are simply jumping back and forth between companies under the same umbrella, how competitive can pricing truly be?

"After nearly two decades of operation under practices that arguably fall short in disclosure and objectivity, OTAs have created a false impression among many consumers that their listings are comprehensive and presented evenhandedly."

- Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School

In 2017, Booking Holdings (formerly The Priceline Group) and the Expedia Group generated combined revenues of $22.5 billion, but nearly half of that combined revenue ($10.4 billion or 46%) was spent on marketing. This excessive spending in the marketing category significantly relates to the number of acquisitions these giants have closed in recent years and as they continually increase their tentacles within the travel industry the only way they’ll be able to continue to promote their individual businesses and prevent confusion between brands is to – you guessed it – continue spending massively.

The explosion of acquisitions at the largest companies hasn’t changed the fundamental problems facing travel consumers in terms of price transparency, budget maximization tools, more useful econometrics, and itinerary assistance. But by refocusing on enhanced service and quality in place of marketing and expensive acquisitions, Eskapr can pass on the savings directly to consumers.

In Professor Edelman's 2017 report, it was found that OTAs intentionally modify and reorder hotel search results based on commission fees, creating bias on their websites, and ultimately costing consumers choice and value.


“Search bias is inherently deceptive and indeed intentionally deceptive,” Professor Benjamin Edelman writes in his report. “Consumers reasonably expect that the properties featured on OTAs are those that best match their request, and consumers have no reason to expect properties to be sorted or prioritized based on payment.”

The report also found that the expansive consolidation of power by the top companies is also affecting the underlying hotel market. When hotels have offered lower prices with loyalty programs on their own sites, OTAs have demoted their listings by altering where they appear in search results, changing the color schemes to deemphasize the listings and have even removed photos of the hotels to make them less enticing. Since the hotel industry remains strikingly decentralized, with no single firm controlling more than 20 percent of capacity, hotels – and especially smaller hotels – lack the market power to forcefully oppose OTA fees. With such limited competition, each OTA is able to anticipate the others’ pricing, allowing them to increase their fees to hotels with greater confidence that the others will match.

"This extreme consolidation that has occurred among the online travel agencies is raising some important issues for consumers and businesses. Research shows that less competition amongst OTAs is leading to less choices for travelers, less opportunity for small businesses, and ultimately, a cost for hotel guests."

- Katerine Lugar, President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

Our Market

In an analysis released by Statista in September 2018, online travel booking revenues in the United States were estimated to reach $99.1 billion by 2019 and are expected to grow to a market volume of $114.5 billion by 2023 (measured across four segments: gate revenues, media rights, sponsorship, and merchandise revenues). 


Eskapr plans to differentiate itself from the more established online travel agencies by positioning ourselves as the first full-service model to provide travelers with a complete offering of travel services: travel inspiration, booking, and planning. By breaking out of the standard OTA mold and refocusing on the values and services that travelers crave, we will offer a unique value to a segment of the existing travel market.

Building a Better Travel Economy

When we set out to build Eskapr, we were fed up with a travel sector characterized by opacity, deception, and seemingly nonsensical changes in price, especially in the flight and hotel categories. Even after you receive a price quote for a flight or hotel, you never know what actually caused the price to be as high or low as it was offered, or how the stated ‘discount’ figure was calculated.


In order to promote a more transparent and consumer-friendly travel economy, Eskapr wants to hit these issues head-on by incorporating policy priorities to eliminate deceptive practices, inform consumers, and objectively reflect a user’s search. Together, we can build a more honest and  consumer-friendly travel environment.

Our Development Plan

The following discussion of our strategic timeline is comprised of forward-looking statements and reflects management belief and information only. There can be no assurance our actual results will align with the below estimates. 


One month following the receipt of the Minimum Raise Amount, we intend to complete the selection of the development vendor for the production scale platform. Based on our current understanding of the requisite complexity of Eskapr's prospective production codebase and the logistical capacity of representative development firms, we believe the Company will be in a position to launch an alpha stage rollout in Q4 2019.

Giving Travelers a Hand on the Wheel

You may be wondering why we decided to dive into equity crowdfunding. For starters, the travel sector is a massive industry, but a majority of online travel agency (OTA) market share resides with two oligopolies and their many subsidiaries. According to Phocuswright, a leading research group for the travel industry, The Expedia Group and Booking Holdings have a combined share exceeding 90% of the US OTA market, with no other OTA owning more than 1%. It’s not a coincidence that the OTA sector is primed for disruption – it’s necessary.


Competing with travel titans can be very costly considering development costs, employee salaries, and server and vendor fees, which can add up quickly. In order to effectively compete and break through these monetary barriers, we need capital just like many other budding businesses. But through equity crowdfunding, we can bring you, the travelers, along for the ride.


Through the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, everyday consumers now have the opportunity to invest in startups. Being able to access capital beyond the institutional walls of Wall Street or Silicon Valley makes Regulation Crowdfunding an attractive option for us to drive our business forward and allows those who want to help disrupt the current market to take part in our future success.

Offering Summary

Preferred Units (11% Deferrable)

Maximum 1,070,000* Preferred Units ($1,070,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus units. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 10,000 Preferred Units ($10,000)


Company
Eskapr L.L.C.
 

Corporate Address
1140 3rd St NE, Washington, DC 20002
 

Description of Business
Eskapr L.L.C. (“Eskapr”) is a new company engaged in the online travel including travel research,  travel review, and travel planning industries.
 

Type of Security Offered
Preferred Units (11% Deferrable)


Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.00


Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$100.00











Perks*

              

Perk levels are not inclusive of previous perk levels. Investors only get one perk reward matching your level of investment.

 $100        Eskapr Coffee Mug + Travel Itinerary Assistant Founder Status + $100 Gift Card. Five funders from this level will be chosen at random to receive additional perks!

$250        Eskapr Snapback Hat + Founder Status + $250 Gift Card 

$500        Eskapr Snapback Hat + Tank Top + Founder Status + $500 Gift Card

$1,000     Custom Eskapr Weekender Bag + Snapback Hat + Tank Top + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$2,500     Limited Edition Eskapr Engraved Premium Sunglasses + Snapback Hat + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$5,000     Eskapr Swag Package: Weekender Bag + Dopp Kit + Sunglasses + Tank Top + Travel Gym Shorts + Snapback Hat + Travel Electronics Kit + Passport Holder + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$10,000   Free Domestic Flight up to $500 + Eskapr Swag Package + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card

$25,000   Free International Flight and Hotel Stay for two up to $2,000 + Eskapr Swag Package + Founder Status + $1,000 Gift Card


**Gift cards will be received only if the company generates net income in excess of the amounts necessary to make current and deferred 11% payments to Preferred Unit holders.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


What is a preferred unit?


The term "unit" refers to an ownership interest in a limited liability company, similar to the term "stock" in the corporation context. As with most equity interests in a corporation, limited liability companies can issue two types of ownership interest - common units and preferred units. Holders of both types of Eskapr's equity units are referred to as Members.


Key Takeaways on Eskapr Preferred Units


Preferred Units have a higher priority claim on distributions (such as dividends) than Common Units. Subject to available profits after deducting all expenses of the Company, holders of Preferred Units will be entitled to receive annual distributions in an amount up to 11% of the aggregate outstanding amount of such holder's Preferred Units. The decision to pay any dividends is at the discretion of the company's Board of Directors, and Preferred Unit Holders will received less than the 11% amount each year if net income is not sufficient to make such payments (in which case such payments will be deferred until such funds are available). No interest will accumulate on any deferred amounts, and payments of such deferred amounts will only be made with available profits in future periods. 

Preferred unitholders will have no voting rights in corporate governance other than for purposes of calling or holding any meeting of the Members holding Preferred Units, providing notice of such a meeting, forming a quorum for such a meeting, or taking any action by vote at a meeting or by written consent without a meeting, in all cases to take any action or conduct any business.

In the event of a liquidation, preferred unitholders' claim on assets is greater than common unitholders, but less than the company's creditors (including any outstanding bank loans).  In the event of liquidation, distributions to preferred unitholders are restricted to their Preferred Unpaid Yield at the time of liquidation.


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Eskapr L.L.C. will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over  $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase.  For example, if you buy 100 Preferred Units at $1 / unit, you will receive 110 Preferred Units, meaning you'll own 110 units for $100.   Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$3,685.00 USD
$1,228.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$3,685.00 USD
$1,228.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$25,542.00 USD
-$26,772.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Campaign Closure

7 days ago

We wanted to thank everyone who contributed to our campaign and appreciate your support!

At this time, we feel that developing Eskapr privately will be in the best interest of the company. As we will not be accepting funds from this campaign, all investors will receive full refunds.

The Eskapr Team

Eskapr Industry Update

2 months ago

As we move forward in our campaign, we wanted to share some interesting statistics about the online travel market that our team specifically set out to remedy when we started Eskapr. Online travel was supposed to make booking travel easier, faster, and more accessible, but according to new research, we see that’s currently not the case.

  • 80% of consumers say they visit multiple sites just to decide where they want to go (Yieldify 2019)
  • 55% of travelers say they have to seek out too many sources of travel information before deciding on a destination (Google and Phocuswright 2017)
  • 80% of consumers would be more likely to make a purchase when brands offer a personalized experience when booking travel (Yieldify 2019)

Sound familiar? Well, it should because this is exactly what we want to tackle.

With our “Eskape” inspirational search feature, users will be able to search for new destinations based on personal travel preferences or simply explore to see what’s trending around the world. To top that off, Eskapr’s Itinerary Assistant will provide users with a vast database of reviews and itinerary plans from other travelers. You’ll be able to see what recent travelers enjoyed at specific destinations, which restaurants you can’t miss, and what activities made their trip so amazing! And the best part? If you find a trip itinerary that you really like, you can import it into you own personal travel itinerary and live the experiences for yourself!

As avid travelers ourselves, these statistics hit close to home and show that many more travelers have been craving the same type of personalized and social experiences that we have.

Furthermore, a 2019 report by Phocuswright confirmed the extreme concentration in the travel market. The Expedia Group and Booking Holdings continue to dominate the US travel market with the two corporations representing a projected 92% of the OTA market.

Only with new entrants like Eskapr can this sector experience decreased market concentration and increased competition. If you want to help us take on the travel oligopoly and turn this travel dream into a reality, be sure to share our campaign with your friends, family, and any travel buffs you know.

As always, a HUGE thank you to our current investors for supporting your new one-stop shop for travel!

Robert Farmer, Founder & CEO

Welcome to the team, Joey!

2 months ago

As we further our production development efforts, we would like to welcome Joey Weate to the Eskapr Team! Joey will be joining Eskapr as our Technology Strategy Adviser and will be assisting us as we continue toward a production launch.

Prior to joining the Eskapr team, Joey worked for Capital One Financial Corporation and has been involved in multiple entrepreneurial projects. Joey currently works as a Cyber Officer for the United States Army and has over 8 years of experience in coding, web-based technologies, and APIs. Joey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia.

With the addition of Joey to our team, we will begin the process of selecting a development firm and, upon reaching the sufficient funds to meet the negotiated cost of services, will engage this firm to begin development of our booking platform.

We're really excited about the new services that we'll be able to offer to travel consumers and extremely grateful to those of you who have taken the early leap of investing in our offering. To help get the word out on our campaign, feel free to share our offering link (www.startengine.com/eskapr) to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you for your support! 

The Eskapr Team

First Week Update

3 months ago

Happy Wednesday!

We’re now officially one week post-launch and have already raised over $45k! This is an incredible start to our campaign and we will continue to push aggressively to our $1M goal. A big shout out to our early investors who were among the first to recognize our vision and assisted in our first week’s success!

If you're still considering an investment Eskapr, now is a great time to ensure a spot on our team. With your help, we can finally collapse the categories of travelers and investors to ensure that business incentives in the travel sector are more aligned with the people being served rather than corporate interests.  

To help get the word out on our campaign, feel free to send our offering link (www.startengine.com/eskapr) to anyone you know who might be interested in investing. We’re excited to see how our second week unfolds!

The Eskapr Team

Launch Day!

3 months ago

We’re so excited to officially launch our equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine! We will be providing periodic updates to this page, so be sure to check back every once in a while to keep tabs on our progress.

If you have any questions that we haven’t already addressed, please feel free to leave them in the comments section at the bottom of the page or send us an email at ir@eskapr.com.

This is a big step for our company and we’re honored to welcome so many of you to the Eskapr team!

Robert Farmer

Founder & CEO

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