Qalendra Compiles Events From Around The World Into One Calendar
If you're an event hound - as in, you love finding events around the world to attend - you'd know it's actually extremely challenging to search online to hunt down the type of events you may actually piques your interest. Short of spending too much time Googling, there isn't really a good resource for that - but Qalendra.com aims to fill that gap.
Qalendra is a consolidated events calendar that helps you discover amazing festivals and events that take place in the world on any given day. Event listings are organized as a calendar, as well as across specific interests, ranging from arts and culture to music, fine dining, shopping, lifestyle and even education. You can even delve deeper into specific subjects if you like, or by geographic location. A search for beer, for example, turns out entries such as October's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, and Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany this coming September.
There's also the "Travel Wishlist", a bucket list for users to compile the trips that they may want to attend; Qalendra - which pulls data from APIs From Expedia, Skyscanner and Viator - will send them alerts and notifications on relevant upcoming events, discounts, cheap tickets, important changes in the schedule or events taking place nearby to help them build their trips.
"Qalendra was born out of personal need," says founder Cristian Munteanu. "We all had planned for trips or adventures that in the end we never took simply because we forgot about it. We never had the alerts in place to remind us about the trips we dreamt about."
"Qalendra is more than just inspiring us to travel. It reminds us that there are less than 1000 vacation days in a lifetime. It's up to us to make them count," adds Munteanu.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.