Seemingly unconcerned by the eager onlookers, a mighty leatherback tosses mounds of sand back and forth as she carefully hides her nest of eggs. Sea turtles visit the Surinam coast between February and August, an event which can be witnessed on the beaches of Galibi or Matapica National Park.

New platform, new features, new questions!

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TRVL News New platform, new features, new questions!

With the new TRVL platform come new features, and therefore new questions.

Michaela Immar
Michaela Immar

We've asked around and noticed that a few questions kept coming back. Here we’ve answered these burning questions for you. Give them a read and, who knows, maybe it will make your TRVL journey easier, too!

The new version of the platform is more flexible and easier to use, removing the restriction of making an itinerary where it’s hard to change the dates. We have added which brings our inventory of hotels up to 1.2 million properties. That’s 4 times the inventory that we had previously! The new share feature is also a huge improvement. Now, you can share a hotel on social media, by email, or through a link with just a few simple clicks.

Can I book flights and activities? How do I search for flights?

At the moment, it’s not possible to book flights and activities on the platform. We decided to remove flights and activities because we wanted to focus on creating a really great hotel booking platform. Accommodation generally makes or breaks a trip, so being able to choose (and help others choose) the right accommodation is the most important facet of a trip. Once we have perfected the process of booking hotels, we will work on adding other products to the platform.

I’m trying to log in on with my login. Why isn’t it working?

Unfortunately, you need to make a new account on You cannot log in with your account. To make a new account, go to and click on “Sign up” in the top right corner. On the next page, you’ll see more information about becoming a TRVL Agent and Local Expert. Click “Sign up” and use either a social media account or email and password to sign up.

What will happen to my account on

We will be closing the beta site in the coming weeks, and we are looking forward to all of our beta agents transitioning to using the brand new live site. If you’ve booked a trip there and have commission pending, don’t worry! You will still be paid that commission as promised.

I previously signed up to be a Local Expert but now I can only be a TRVL Agent. What’s going on?

In order to become a Local Expert, you must be a TRVL Agent. If you already signed up to become a Local Expert, that’s great! Now, you just need to wait for us to reach out to you and in the meantime feel free to use the platform as a TRVL Agent. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! (If are a TRVL Agent and you would like to become a Local Expert but haven’t signed up yet, you can sign up by filling out this form.)

How can I earn commission?

Wondering how to earn commission on the new platform? All you need to do is share a hotel using the “Share” button on the hotel’s page (you can share on social media, through email, or by copying and pasting the link). If someone books the hotel through your link, you get a commission. Don’t forget you can also earn commission on your own hotel bookings. So easy!

To get paid your commission, be sure to fill in your bank details in the “Payouts” section of your profile. We can’t pay you your money if we don’t know where to send it!

How do I get started?

By clicking here!

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