You’ve set off on your own in an exciting adventure overseas and now this app will help you meet someone “else”.


The Else Globe app allows travellers all over the world to find each other and meet up. You can meet up to go on tours together, go to a bar or even simply have someone to hang out with. When the app is offered by their bus company or hostel they can find out which other travellers are nearby.

Basically, you can have mates wherever you choose to go in the world. Well, at least 43 countries in 2015.

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“Else is not a dating-app, so there would not be any nerve-racking one-on-one situations like you would have on Tinder. You can invite a group of people to have fun and do nice things together, and make new friends while you are at it. There are always fellow travellers who would like to travel or hang out with you. That is the reason why the app’s users are enthusiastic from day one,”

Ruud Winder, Co-Founder, Else Globe.

You can use the apps in many ways, for example, Joey Smith arranged a “rideshare” within half an hour, so he could drive with Louise and Cathy from Melbourne to Sydney.

Ruud Winder and Mark Wittebrood (co-founder and travel enthusiast) designed the first message board for travellers in 1997 and at the beginning of the century they launched one of the first global social networks for travellers: With a strong team of programmers and designers they developed Else over a year ago, creating the first app enabling travellers to connect. For that they received an award from the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation.

“Our app is not a machine or just a piece of software. We are hosting an environment where travellers meet each other. We feel responsible for them. Like they are living in our house,” says Mark Wittebrood. “We keep the app as clean as possible. That means no spam from ‘exotic girls’ with dodgy requests, or from fake travellers pushing an ad for new sports shoes. Only likable requests from nice people around you.”

Else is a free app from: iTunes and Play Store

What’s your favourite travel app?