Travel Democracy is one of S.E Asia's fastest growing online travel agencies. We specialise in creating custom packages for backpackers looking to travel to Australia and New Zealand, and we can help you book a travel adventure within SE Asia as well.
If you're looking for a personalised travel booking experience, then look no further. We have experienced travel agents that have direct experience on the routes, and best ways of budgeting your trip, while still having the time of your life.
In late 2019, the Travel Democracy team decided that it was important to upgrade the website. While the previous website had a lot of work put into it, and looked nice, it was far too slow, and we could see that this was a negative user experience for our visitors.
Since deciding to revamp the website, we have gone through a number of challenges. Hiring an in-house developer VS outsourcing it, which platform to develop on, and what we really wanted to see in the new design. This is still a work in progress.
Rather than the fastest growing travel agency in SE Asia, we became the fastest shrinking agency in SE Asia! Our core business, like many travel companies, relies on people, well, travelling. This outbreak has reduced travel at an unprecedented rate, to an unprecedented level, and effectively dropped our revenues to zero. In order to survive this crisis, we have had to reduce our expenses accordingly. This has been a difficult process for us, and we expect will remain so for many many months to come.
Having said this, we still have a very small core team that is operational, so please don't hesitate to reach out, and ask your questions!
In the pursuit of the best possible user experience for our customers, we have hired a development consultant, and an external web development agency. While we initially wanted to move quickly on getting the new website built and deployed, things have taken much longer than we first anticipated. Currently, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is uncertain when the new website will be fully deployed.
As of writing this (29/3/2020) we are still unsure of when travel restrictions will relax. Our optimistic estimations are that travel will be possible again within 3 months. Our conservative estimations are that travel will largely be accessible again within 6-9 months, and our pessimistic projection is 12+ months.