Hello Pal: Talk to the World

Fact Sheet:

Developer:

Hello Pal International Inc.
Based in Hong Kong, China

Founding Date:

June 2013

Website:

www.hellopal.com

Press / Business Contact:

Lappy Custodio (Vice President)
lappy@hellopal.com
+852 2526 5105

KL Wong (Founder & CEO)
KL@hellopal.com
+1 (707) 336-2088
+1 (707) 682 9995

Social:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• Google+
• Instagram

Releases:

Travel Pal: Meet The World And Make New Friends
Hello Pal: Talk to the World

Address:

14D Hollywood Centre
77-91 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Description

Travel Pal is an app which lets you meet people from all over the world as a traveler or a host. Think of it as couchsurfing on steroids, with Travel Pal, you not only get to connect with people all over the world and try out their hospitality as you take a trip to their destination, you can also learn languages as you chat on the go with its built-in translation tools. Our app is available for both iOS and Android and it’s absolutely FREE.

Once downloaded, Travel Pal allows users to use its filtering and matching abilities to find people they may need during their trip – they can reach out to people who live in the city or town they are traveling to who have similar interests, with other filter factors based on criteria such as nationality, native language, and location. With the help of phrasebooks designed specifically for online chatting and traveling, users simply have to choose a phrase, listen to the professionally-recorded guide audio, record the phrase with their own voice, and send it to their chat partner.

As a TRAVELER, you can make friends on Travel Pal and find hosts that you can meet up with, discover the place with and maybe even stay with during your trip. Just create a travel plan – and you’ll easily find locals who are willing to help you during your stay. You may even find fellow travelers who are planning a trip to that same destination, to whom you can reach out if you want company.

• Plan a trip and find hosts to stay with for free
• Get first-hand advice from locals
• Discover the best places for dining, shopping and sightseeing

As a HOST, you’ll have the opportunity to extend your kindness and generosity towards visitors to your city, helping them in various ways during their stay. You can offer a place for travelers to stay in, serve as a tour guide, meet up for a meal or drink, or simply offer travel advice.

• Open your home to a traveler
• Share stories and experiences
• Rediscover your hometown with a new friend
• Create lasting friendships

Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from being BOTH a TRAVELER and a HOST – each brings its own rewards.

Our app is also specifically useful for travelers who are interested in learning some basic phrases before they begin their adventure in a new country. In many cases, travelers can connect with locals through our app, and find newfound friends waiting for them at their destination after having begun a relationship through Travel Pal.

Travel Pal is based on the principle that the best way to learn a language is where speaking comes first, and learning comes second. Whereas traditional methods of language learning require a person to first spend time learning language rules and memorizing vocabulary before actually using the language with others, Travel Pal encourages users to learn and speak, “on the go.”

Travel Pal is currently released for Android on Google Play, all major app stores in China, and at the iOS App Store.

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History

Hello Pal International Inc. (“HPI”) was founded in 2013, comprised of an international team of people based in Hong Kong, China, Ukraine, and the US, and is a sister company to BrillKids Inc., creator of the multiple award-winning early childhood education programs such as Little Reader.

Hello Pal is the brainchild of KL Wong, who currently resides in Hangzhou, China. He graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University and has worked in the legal, business and finance sectors before starting his own business with BrillKids in the field of education. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and has a working knowledge of French and Malay. He is currently learning Japanese and Korean.

“One of our missions is to remove the language barrier between people that has existed through the centuries, therefore letting people understand each other better and bringing the world closer together,” said KL Wong, founder of Hello Pal. “By creating platforms where it is easy to instantly interact with others around the world, and giving them the tools to communicate with each other in a joyful and fun way, we hope to do our part (however small) in fostering understanding and tolerance between all citizens of the world.”


Videos

Travel Pal Quick Tour



Travel Pal Basics



Images

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Logo & Icon

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