Tutorials

How To Register

It’s easy to sign up for a Travel Pal account.
(If you have an existing Hello Pal account, skip this and use the same login details.)

Step 1

Open the app and tap on the “Sign In / Register”.

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Choose your current location in the registration page.

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Depending on your location, a list of social media icons will appear below. If you have an account with any of the available social networks here, you can sign up by tapping on the icon.

Or you can simply enter your email to sign up.

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Step 2

In the next screen, please select and type in your username and password. Tap on “Finish” when done.

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Great! You have now created a basic Travel Pal account!

To make a more complete profile and why it is useful, please refer to the Complete Your Profile article.

Complete Your Profile

September 23, 2016

To use all features in Travel Pal, you will need to fill all the details in your profile (this will be useful for people to find and interact with each other).

There are 2 ways to complete your profile.

Prompt window

Upon registering for the first time, you will be prompted to complete your profile. Tap on “Complete Profile”.

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Choose a profile picture, enter your birthday and select gender.

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Next, select your nationality and where you are currently located.

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Select places you would like to travel. Also fill in your spoken language(s).

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Finally, choose a location where you can host and what you can offer travelers.

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Tap on “Finish” when done.


Complete your profile through “Me”

If you decided to “Do later” on the prompt window, you can still complete your profile anytime.

Just tap on “Me” tab in the main menu below.

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The first row is your profile summary. To edit profile, click on the arrow on the right.

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In profile preview page, tap on the “Edit” button on the top right.

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In this page, you can complete your profile by adding more information about yourself.

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After you are done, click on “Save”.

If you wish to update or edit your profile again later, repeat the same process as mentioned above.

How To Invite Travelers

1. Search for travelers

In the search bar located at the top of the Hosting screen, enter and choose a place where you can offer for hosting, then find the most suitable travelers via the filter function located at the top-right corner of the screen.

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2. Select a traveler, then send out an invitation

1) Go to the Trip Details screen of the traveler, then make your selection from existing hosting plans or make a new hosting plan.

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2) After filling in the hosting details, send out an invitation to the traveler.

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3) Manage hosting plans

After sending out your invitation to the traveler successfully, click Pending to view and process all requests and invitations. Click Hosting to manage all reservation details. A single click on the search button allows you to easily update the search results of travelers with the relevant place, avoiding the cumbersome steps to enter again.

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Friendly Reminder:
Go to the Pending screen and process travelers’ requests and your invitations promptly. You can also withdraw invitations before travelers accept them. If you have completed your reservation, please do not hesitate to go to the Hosting screen and cancel it.

How To Add A Travel Plan

September 12, 2016

1. Select an interested travel destination

In the Traveling screen, click the add button (+) to add a country or a city which you want to travel to.

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2. Fill in and complete travel plan’s relevant details

In the Add Trip screen, fill in details such as required services, the number of travelers, the arrival date, the duration of stay, your expectation and message to the host.

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3. Submit trip

A. After saving and submitting successfully, hosts can see your fascinating travel plan through filter by condition, and choose to host you.

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B. View submitted results, and uses the one-click search function.

After sending out travel plan successfully, submitted results can be viewed in the Travel Plans screen. Afterwards, a single click on the search button on the right side allows you to quickly update the search results of hosts with the relevant place.

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Friendly Reminder:
Polite and honest communication is the first step in interpersonal relationship! Sincere comments and requests will allow you to receive invitations from more hosts. If your travel plan has ended or found a suitable host, close it in the Travel Plans screen and so you won’t be bothered by hosts again.

How To Request Hosts

1. Search for hosts

In the search bar located at the top of the Traveling screen, enter and choose a place which you want to travel to, then find the most suitable hosts via the filter function located at the top-right corner of the screen.

2. Select a host, then send out a request

A. Go to the Hosting Details screen of the host, then make your selection from existing trip plans or make a new trip plan.

B. After filling in the trip details, send out a request to the host.

3. Manage travel plans

After sending out your request to the host successfully, click Pending to view and process all requests sent from you and invitations sent from hosts. Click Travel Plans to manage travel plans.

A single click on the search button allows you to easily update the search results of hosts with the relevant place, avoiding the cumbersome steps to enter again.

Friendly Reminder:
Go to the Pending screen and process hosts’ invitations and your requests promptly. You can also withdraw requests before hosts accept them. If you have completed your reservation, please do not hesitate to go to the Traveling Plans screen and cancel it.

How To Add A Host Plan

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1. Select an available destination for hosting travelers

In the Hosting screen, click the add button to choose your residence or a place which you can host travelers.

2. Fill in and complete hosting plan’s relevant details

A. In the Add Hosting screen, select available services, accommodation, and also upload photos of the specific environment.

B. Select travelers’ gender which you want to host, the specific address of the hosting location, and leave a warm and useful message to travelers.

3. Submit hosting plan

A. After pressing the OK button, your hosting plan will be saved in the Hosting screen. Travelers can see your hosting details based on destination and filter on their search screen.

B. View submitted results, and uses the one-click search function.

After sending out hosting plan successfully, submitted results can be viewed in the Hosting screen.

Afterwards, a single click on the search button on the right side allows you to quickly update the search results of travelers with the relevant place.

Friendly Reminder:
Polite and honest communication is the first step in interpersonal relationship! Leaving your message sincerely to travelers will let you find more suitable travelers. If you do not want to display your hosting plan, it can be closed in the Hosting screen and so travelers will not bother you again.

How To Chat

September 12, 2016

To chat with fellow pals, hosts or travelers, tap on the “Chat” icon in the bottom main menu.

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Select someone from your current list or add a new pal you would like to chat with.

When you enter a chat conversation with a pal, you’ll see a green menu bar below.

They consist of four buttons:

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Text Mode (Keyboard Icon)

Text mode lets you send text messages and emoticons to your pals.

Voice Mode (Microphone Icon)

Voice mode lets you record and send audio messages to your pals.

Phrasebook Mode (Book Icon)

Phrasebook mode guides you to learn and speak a language through everyday words and phrases, especially if you’re not familiar with it.

Media Mode (Plus Icon)

Media mode lets you send or take pictures and send them to your pals.

How To Send A Text Message

To send a text message, open up a conversation with a pal and tap on the keyboard icon to go on “text” mode.

You will find a textbox below. Tap on it to begin typing your message.

When you’re satisfied with your message, tap on the “paper plane” icon on the right to send it.

To send emoticons, simply tap on the “smiley” icon, press on the emoticon you want. It will now be in your textbox.

If you’re done, press the “paper plane” icon to send it off.

How To Send A Voice Message

To send a voice message, start up a chat conversation with a pal then tap on the “audio” icon.

Press and hold on the button to start recording.

When you’re satisfied with your recording, tap on “thumbs up” to send it to your pal. If you want to record again, tap on “thumbs down” and repeat the process.

How To Send Images

September 13, 2016

In a chat conversation, sending images is pretty easy. Tap on the “plus” icon to go into “media” mode.

Tap on “Gallery” to choose an image from your camera roll or tap on “Take Photo” to capture a new picture.

If you’re satisfied with your photo, send it off by clicking “OK”.

Your photo has now been sent to your pal!