Seeking travel advice, finding trip companions, and coordinating flights with friends: no one said the planning process was easy. This week’s roundup looks at five startups that are located around the world and attempting tackle a different aspect of the trip planning.

Many of them are based on the premise that tourists want advice from their friends; an accurate observation but failed business model since many travelers aren’t willing to search a new service when they’re already plugged into existing social networks.

GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF SKIFT: SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERRSSTWITTER OR FACEBOOK.
FOR ALL OF OUR SKIFTSEEDLINGS COLLECTION, CHECK OUT OUR ARCHIVES HERE.

Free Daily Newsletter

Sign up for the most popular Skift daily download of news, happening, and headlines in the travel world

Tags: booking, skiftseedlings, social media

Photo credit: The Chilean startup Qaribu wants to be all things to the prospective buyer, starting with launching its site in three languages. Qaribu / http://soon.qaribu.com/