Wilfried Schaffner takes over management of the travel startup — Discount Week, 20 percent off every download
Vienna, November 13, 2013. tripwolf, a leading international provider of travel guide apps for smartphones, celebrates five million app downloads. It’s with this record number of downloads that the company makes its new CEO, the mobile expert Wilfried Schaffner (37), a great welcome gift. Schaffner is the successor of founder Sebastian Heinzel, who stood at the helm of the company since 2008.
In celebration of the five million app downloads, on November 14, 2013 tripwolf starts a Thank you-week in which all the products of the tripwolf app (city guides, country guides, guide packets) are discounted by 20%. The promotion ends on November 22, 2013.
As new leader of tripwolf’s 15-member team, CEO Wilfried Schaffner will pilot the company into its next phase of growth: “Mobile content is where the travel industry’s future lies,” says Schaffner. “Five million downloads is an important milestone for us. Marco Polo has built up a very good position in the field of travel apps. I can build on the excellent foundation that has been laid by the founding team. There is much accumulated know-how within this company. We will take advantage of every growth opportunity this industry offers, “says Schaffner.
Wilfried Schaffner has demonstrated himself successful with several start-up companies including Mobile Messenger and Truck24. Born in Upper Austria, Schaffner returns after 13 years of overseas experience in Germany, Australia and the U.S.
“I am pleased that we have found such a competent and experienced new manager for tripwolf. Wilfried is the guarantee that the success story of “tripwolf” will not only continue, but will get to the next level,” says Sebastian Heinzel, founder and former CEO of tripwolf.
tripwolf – a mobile success story
tripwolf travel guide offers mobile for iOS and Android devices for more than 500 destinations worldwide in five languages (German, English, Spanish, French and Italian). On average, 1 million users per month visit the web platform tripwolf.com, and more than 200,000 registered tripwolf community members write reviews and upload travel photos to the guides. 2012 was the first time tripwolf GmbH achieved an annual profit. Besides the in-house produced tripwolf travel app, tripwolf has created numerous international collaborative white label apps including Visit Aruba, Best of Berlin, Venga Mexico and online travel info, like the DUS Guide Düsseldorf Airport.
tripwolf.com was launched in 2008 by Sebastian Heinzel and co-founders and by Viennese startup incubator i5invest and with support of business angels and investors from the Austrian and German publishing scene. Since 2011, the company has largely focused on the mobile model.
tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available as an online platform (http://www.tripwolf.com/). tripwolf combines traditional travel information from print guides with tips from thousands of travelers from all over the world. With five million app downloads the tripwolf apps are among the most successful travel applications on the market. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH has a 15 – member international team based in Vienna.
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