Five Million Downloads – A New Milestone for Travel App Specialist tripwolf

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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, 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. 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.

About tripwolf:

tripwolf travel guide is a mobile app that is also available as an online platform ( 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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tripwolf Reaches 3 Million App Download Mark: Profitable in 2012!

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Mobile Travel Guide Announces Expanded Country Guides in App Stores

The mobile travel guide tripwolf celebrates 3 million downloads of its apps for iPhone and Android devices. This makes the Vienna-based social travel guide one of most successful publishers of travel guides for smartphones worldwide. tripwolf apps are especially popular in Germany, Italy, France and the US.

“Hitting the 3 million mark makes us very proud. Only 12 months ago we were at only one million,” says tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel. “Our strategy of focusing on mobile apps has paid off. 2012 will be our first year with a profit.”

tripwolf offers more than 700 mobile guides for the most beautiful cities, countries and regions around the world. The apps combine up-to-date travel information and tips by the tripwolf community with useful features like offline maps and a trip planner.

New Country Guides

tripwolf’s Country Guides have just received an overhaul. Apps with the highlights for each country – from the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand – are available now for free in the app stores.  Just as in the popular tripwolf city guides, all recommendations for Places to See and Things to Do are generated by the tripwolf community. The premium version of a country guide costs between $4.99 and $9.99 depending on the amount of content included.

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tripwolf travel app wins UN-based World Summit Award Mobile

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Global contest selects most outstanding mobile apps and services in 2012. Austria’s startup tripwolf is among this year’s 40 winners

Apps that guide patients with Alzheimer diseases or turn your neighborhood into an augmented reality setting for mobile gaming are but a few examples of this year’s World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile) winners. Biannually the contest selects 40 of the most outstanding and useful apps from all over the world. This year, the Austrian start-up trip wolf stood their ground and made it among the 40 contest winners. The tripwolf travel app for iPhone and Android was top in the category “m-Tourism & Culture.”

The tripwolf travel app offers over 700 guides to the world’s most beautiful destinations. The app combines up-to-date travel information and tips from the tripwolf community with useful features such as offline maps, an Augmented Reality viewer and a trip planner. With 3 million app downloads the tripwolf app is among the most successful travel guides for smartphones worldwide.

“We are very excited and honored that we won this award against competing apps from all [around the world],” says tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel. “We have worked very hard to build this app and we will continue to improve it.”  Read More »

tripwolf Travel App Releases its New Trip Planner Tool

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Plan your holidays directly on your smartphone

Vienna, 12th of July 2012. The travel community tripwolf celebrates its fourth birthday with a new feature in their mobile travel app for iPhone and Android: the trip planner. The trip planner is the perfect tool for travelers who can’t be bothered with heavy or outdated travel books, and who want to carry their itinerary with them right in their smartphones. Alongside Offline Maps, the Augmented Reality Viewer, and continuously updated travel tips, the tripwolf travel app now also offers the option to create and save your own itinerary within the app.

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Using the simple drag and drop feature, users can choose and organize sights, restaurants, hotels, bars, etc. for their itinerary. Those selected points of interest can also be displayed on a map. Once the guide is fully downloaded, the trip planner will also work without Internet connection to avoid high roaming costs when abroad.

tripwolf CEO Sebastian Heinzel: “We at tripwolf know that there is nothing quite like the joy of making travel plans. Our new trip planner makes traveling easier and tripwolf even more personal.”

The Austrian startup tripwolf is aiming to offer the best mobile travel guide on the market. With over 2 million downloads tripwolf is well on their way to reach their goal.  tripwolf has also recently integrated their popular blogs into their mobile guides. Now users can read articles and get tips and travel inspiration for their chosen destination from the blog within the mobile app.

tripwolf also offers its app technology as a white label solution to tourism boards, travel publishers and other B2B customers.

About tripwolf:

tripwolf ( is a personal online travel guide which is also available on mobile phones as a travel app. tripwolf combines traditional travel information from travel guides with up-to-the-minute, high-quality travel tips from thousands of travelers from around the world. With over 3 Million guide downloads and 2 million app downloads, the tripwolf mobile app are among the most successful travel guides on the market. At the moment, more than 700 guides to the most beautiful destinations in the world are available as in-app downloads, and new guides are continuously being added. On the web users can browse hundreds of destinations and thousands of sights, restaurants, hotels and more and individually create a custom guide for download.


tripwolf is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian and French. Founded in 2008, tripwolf GmbH is led by Sebastian Heinzel and employs an international 15-member team based in Vienna.

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tripwolf Offers White Label Solutions for Mobile Travel Apps

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Partnership with TourRadar to Launch Apps for Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Mobile travel guide tripwolf now offers white label solutions of its mobile travel guide apps to the tourism industry. Tourist boards, tour operators and travel publishers can now have their own apps for iPhone and Android based on the technology of the popular tripwolf apps. The app for the Australian tourism region Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has been built for Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), in a joint project between tripwolf and tour aggregator TourRadar, will be officially launched on April 9, 2012.

“The new Cairns & Great Barrier Reef app built by tripwolf and TourRadar was received very well by our members and first users,” says David Inches, Director Consumer Marketing for Tourism Tropical North Queensland. “The collaboration has been very successful from the start.”

tripwolf and TourRadar have not only built iPhone and Android apps for TTNQ, but also a range of Facebook apps. All mobile and social apps include up-to-date information from local tour operators as well as hotels, restaurants and sights. The Cairns & Great Barrier Reef mobile apps also pull some of their content from the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW). They work completely offline once fully downloaded.

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