Mountain IQ is a leading adventure travel booking platform that connects travelers with local guides around the world. After seeing a major drop in travel bookings in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, the company is now reporting an increase in travel inquiries and bookings for this year.
London, United Kingdom – Mountain IQ is a popular adventure travel website and booking platform for travelers looking for hiking and climbing adventures. The company specializes in connecting travelers with the best local guides around the world, eliminating middleman agents and ensuring local communities get the most out of travel activities.
Restrictions due to the Covid pandemic have all but brought travel to a halt over the past 2 years, but as most countries have now removed restrictions, Mountain IQ has seen a huge increase in inquiries and bookings.
Inquiries on the platform are up more than 1,500% from their 2020 lows and 300% from 2021, with some popular destinations seeing bookings increase tenfold. Bucket list adventure activities like climbing Kilimanjaro, hiking Machu Picchu or trekking to Everest Base Camp, were the most popular activities on the platform. Mountain IQ Kilimanjaro hiking site saw a 500% increase in bookings in 2021, with travel requests returning to 2019 levels.
Mountain IQ CEO Mark had this to say, “Covid has been incredibly difficult for the travel industry, but it’s been very encouraging to see business starting to pick up again. There are so many pent-up requests. People are eager to get out and about again, especially on trips that are unforgettable experiences like hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or climbing Mont Blanc.If the numbers for the first 6 months of 2022 continue, I am confident that we will see our annual bookings back to where they were before Covid.
About Mountain IQ:
Mountain IQ helps adventurers plan and book trips to some of the world’s most popular mountain destinations. We specialize in connecting travelers with the best local guides in each destination.