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Vayable Guides Travelers Off the Beaten Path (theatlantic.com)
52 points by timr 1874 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Vayable launched with 70 guides in April 2011 [...] Since then, the company's been growing at a rate of 30 percent each week.

30% growth every week for 18 months would mean total growth by nearly a factor of a trillion. This doesn't seem likely.

I think it's more likely that Vayable just "grew at the same rate", where "rate" should really be "amount".

30% of 70 is 21 and April 2011 is about 86 weeks ago. 21*86 = 1806, so a rough projection of 1876 guides. The vayable website promises "2000+ tours", which with roughly that amount of guides with that projection actually makes sense :)

s/trillion/billion/ but, yeah, doesn't seem likely.

I'm driving down to Mexico City through Guadalajara in late December - just signed up with Vayable and am thrilled to find a couple tours I hope to take on the trip.

Thanks for the link.


Awesome, thanks for the support and let us know what you think!

Will do.

My wife and I found some awesome tours/guides in Puerto Rico on Vayable when we were there. Couldn't actually do a tour because it was literally last moment, but I plan to check Vayable before each vacation now when I book my hotel and flights!

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