Advntur offers athletes and sports enthusiasts who are traveling the opportunity to connect with local athletes and enjoy their sport wherever they go. The company offers services across the United States and aims to expand internationally in the near future.
Modeled similarly to other sharing economy companies, hosts on Advntur share their equipment in exchange for money. Guests search for their sport at their destination, connect with hosts online and then meet in person to play the sport together. Hosts can choose to offer lodging, share their gear, play the sport with the guest or any combination, allowing hosts and guests to customize their experience. However, the company doesn’t center on connecting people who need equipment with people who offer equipment but instead focuses on connecting people who share the same passions.
With the surging popularity of the sharing economy, Advntur aims to carve out its niche as the premier travel community for athletes. Instead of using one site for lodging, one site for gear rental and a third site for local knowledge and companionship, Advntur offers all three under one roof, and it offers them exclusively to sports enthusiasts. When strangers connect online and meet in person, a significant disconnect stands between the two, whereas when two runners or golfers or surfers meet in person, there is an instant bond and connection, and Advntur looks to capitalize on the bond shared by athletes.
As many users have come to expect increased levels of customization, Advntur provides its athletes the flexibility to create the sport travel experience they want. Some may only want to stay at a fellow athlete’s home. Some guests might want to only borrow the host’s gear, and some guests may just be looking to connect with a local to show them the good spots to play. All scenarios are possible with Advntur.
Hosts in San Diego and cities across the country are being recruited to join the Advntur community and get paid to do what they love. The company is currently developing its app for iOs and Android devices and aims to release it this summer. Twelve sports currently comprise the Advntur community, and more are sure to follow. Advntur has enjoyed strong support from San Diego athletes, and it is excited to meet more athletes as its community grows.