The first worldwide open-minded travel app has launched on the Apple and Google Play App stores, focused on giving the LGBTQ+ community a platform to share their travel discoveries.
RADR allows users to share their favourite global hot spots and underground tips with friends. The easy-to-use app will let you see your friends suggestions for the country or city that you’re visiting, alongside a personalised map of your favourite listed places. RADR also adds tips, based on the experience of its users.
“We noticed that despite hundreds of travel books and websites, people – including us – were still often asking their like-minded friends for tips on social media,” a spokesperson for the RADR app said. “Also, many (gay) websites didn’t always match our taste and when booking hotels, we were always doubting the reviews. But now that will be a thing of the past! With RADR, you can rely on your friends to guide you to places that truly fit who you are.”
Especially when you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s nice, and even important in many cases, to go to places which are gay-friendly and stand for ‘inclusion’ and ‘non-discrimination’.
“Our dream was to make an app where friends help each other, and at the same time their community, by sharing tips where they have had great experiences. Not just gay-only places, but places in general where they could just truly be themselves.”
The team behind RADR, based in Amsterdam, hope the platform will become the go-to place to find the most trendy hotels, hidden beaches, hottest clubs, gorgeous restaurants, underground places, or the best spots for a simple martini – all with respect to open-mindedness, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination.
“Since a soft launch in Amsterdam through our own network this summer, RADR already reached over 4000 downloads world wide,” RADR said. “Even in countries where our community is not out in the open, we see people downloading the app and listing places where they can be themselves! In this short time RADR already proved to have the potential to become a true ‘guide’ for our community!”
Supporting good causes in the travel business is still quite a rare phenomenon, but RADR has stated that 10% of future profits will be donated to several LGBTQ+ charities.