Hopwave provides scheduling and booking options of island hopping trips and boat tours in small and bigger island complexes.
Hopwave provides a new way for travelers and travel agents to find and book their desired trips on the fly or even plan and schedule longer trips beforehand. It is the tool to connect all islands through any means of sea transport available. Through the web and mobile application, travelers can now easily book their tickets, move around big island complexes with flexibility, discover unknown destinations and live a unique island hopping experience.
Our competitive advantage against aggregators, in general, is that we focus on excursions, transportations, and activities with small boats, most of which are not mapped and can’t be aggregated. To stay unique and competitive among the tour guide services we provide information and booking solutions for the island hopping traveler niche and stay targeted and focused. To compete with the current booking solution services state we also serve as scheduling and trip planning solution for a complete personalized island hopping experience whether it is for individual travelers or organizers. We keep on developing on cutting edge web and mobile development technologies and a custom platform branded under the name of hopwave serving as a fleet and booking management solution for the businesses as well as a web and mobile booking solution for individual travelers and travel agencies. As there is no way to patent the technologies we use, we try to be producing new flexible business models and practices that keep us in front of our competitors.
While studying at the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece, I’ve been working as a freelancer web developer. That led me to creating my own student portal for Volos and University of Thessaly. A full-time full stack web development freelancer career followed with many ideas that I would love to turn into businesses. After I joined Startup Weekend Volos as a developer, I started studying on startups and learning more while working on that project. I joined several startup events to network with people and learn more about entrepreneurship, lean business development techniques, as well as agile project management. Joining an entrepreneurial competition on travel and tourism is where I met George Siatras. We started hopwave and since then, we are bonded both as travelers and partners.