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We’re revolutionising the way travellers discover, plan and book a trip

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Tourism businesses are using the Tab platform

1 million

Travellers have used Tab before or during their trip

About Tab

At Tab, we’re revolutionising the way travellers discover, plan and book a trip.

The Guide lets travellers find and book anywhere — with helpful recommendations from friends & local experts, rather than bland listings with endless reviews. Planning your trip should be a joy, not a chore! We help people to travel responsibly, by booking direct instead of using traditional booking sites. Travellers get the best price and they help local businesses avoid unnecessary fees.

Travel experts, content creators and the friends you always ask for recommendations can use The Guide to showcase their favourite places to stay and things to do. When you book one of their recommendations, you’ll get a discount from the business and they receive bonus credit to say thanks.

The Tab platform gives independent tourism businesses the tools to improve their online presence, be discovered, take direct bookings — and also to take payments. Our payment platform is uniquely designed for tourism businesses, handling over 100 currencies natively, and every payment type securely and easily.

As travel returns after a difficult period, it’s time for a fresh approach. That’s why we’re building a social commerce platform for tourism — helping to spread the benefits of tourism far and wide, and helping travellers make the most of their precious time abroad.

We're headquartered in London, and backed by Y Combinator (the investors behind Airbnb, Dropbox and Stripe).

It's time for a fresh approach

Universal Coverage

The Guide covers places to stay, things to do, and where to eat & drink. We go well beyond the obvious destinations – to help reduce over-tourism in these areas and spread the benefits of tourism far and wide.

Direct Bookings

Commission fees on major booking platforms are simply too high. That's why we support direct bookings, with zero commission fees. These are virally important for independent businesses – particularly following the effects of COVID. We believe the future is direct.

Payments Included

Payments can be complex for tourism businesses, with international cards and many payment types. Our platform supports full payment functionality across regions that are under-served – including Latin America, Africa & SE Asia.


Planning your trip should be a joy, not a chore. Instead of bland listings and endless reviews, we showcase and celebrate the personality of tourism businesses and the people behind them.

Our Team

Our HQ is London, and our multilingual team works across several timezones around the world.

We're passionate about travel and exploring the world's most interesting corners – collectively, we've visited most of the world's countries!

You can see available jobs below, and more information on our Careers Site. If you can't see a suitable job but think you'd be a great fit, please contact us.
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Ready to start taking Payments with Tab?

Apply for an account in 10 minutes, or book a call with our team and we'll answer any questions you have.

If you prefer to only add your business to The Guide for now, you can do that here.