Introducing Helolokal’s pioneering hosts!

This inaugural feature about our pioneering hosts holds a special place in our hearts. At Helolokal, although we are an open travel experiences marketplace for the public, we meticulously select our guides to ensure that they deliver truly unforgettable encounters. Meeting our hosts, the trailblazers of our platform, isn’t an everyday occurrence. When we discovered […]

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Join us as a Travel Buddy!

We understand that sometimes we need to do that side hustles to supplement our commitments. If you love meeting new people and bringing them around local places, why not join us as a Travel Buddy? If you’re (or anyone within your circle) in search of a traditional 9-to-6 job with a stable monthly income, this opportunity […]

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Happy New Year 2024!

Exciting news! We’ve successfully secured a spot in the first cohort (we’re one of the Top 9!) of the MDEC Digital Tourism Innovation Lab. This initiative, supported by Tourism Malaysia, marks the inaugural travel tech cohort for both MDEC and 1337 Ventures, with plans to roll out three cohorts this year. And Helolokal is proud to […]

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Fresh makeover – We are baaaaack!

Recently, we’ve undertaken numerous facelift initiatives to enhance our platform for better service to our partners and guests. Returning to the drawing board several times, we’ve refined the navigation flow, and now, we’re back! Although still in the Beta stage, we’ll be making periodic tweaks as we continue to grow. So dont be alarm if you notice anything off […]

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Why empower local communities in the field of tourism?

The tourism industry has undergone a significant transformation, evolving from being exclusive to travel agencies to a more diverse landscape, including e-commerce. In the past, booking a flight ticket meant visiting the airport or going through third-party travel agents. However, with time, direct purchases from airline websites became the norm, prompting travel agencies to adapt […]

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Off-the-beaten-path destinations, anyone?

Exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations is a passion of ours. Occasionally, these underrated gems exceed our expectations, deserving recognition and an opportunity to showcase their unique offerings. At Helolokal, our love for nature led us to a recent discovery that left us awe-inspired. This privately accessed haven perfectly harmonizes with its natural surroundings, devoid of imposing structures. […]

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Helolokal’s Empowerment of Local and Urban Communities through Job Creation in Tourism.

Helolokal platform’s mission on promoting local businesses and fostering community connections, has been a driving force in empowering both local and urban communities, particularly through job creation in the tourism sector. Its unique approach not only helps revitalize the local economy but also redefine the way tourism operates within these areas. Empowering Locals in Tourism […]

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Helolokal Mission: Revolutionizing Travel Commerce

In a world dominated by globalized markets and online giants, the importance of local communities often takes a back seat. However, the emergence of Helolokal has sparked a revolution in how we perceive and engage with travel commerce and connectivity. Genesis of Helolokal Helolokal didn’t just emerge as a business; it stemmed from a vision […]

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Why empowering locals in tourism change the future of travel?

Empowering locals in tourism represents a transformative shift in the travel industry, redefining the future of travel in several profound ways: Authentic Experiences Economic Empowerment Sustainability and Preservation Community Engagement and Relationships Shift Toward Responsible Tourism Enhanced Traveler Satisfaction Conclusion Empowering locals in tourism fundamentally changes the travel landscape by shifting the focus from mass […]

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Experience Tourism is Changing Travel Trends

In recent years, the landscape of travel has undergone a significant transformation. Travelers are increasingly seeking more than just ticking off destinations from their bucket lists—they crave immersive experiences that go beyond the conventional sightseeing tours. This shift has given rise to what is now known as “experience tourism,” a trend that focuses on engaging, […]

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