Questo Replay 2019: We guided over 50,000 people and 90% of them ask for more

Questo - Year in Review 2019

2019 was amazing to us and we are truly grateful to all the players, partners, investors and all of you who spread the word about Questo.

We gathered the most notable, satisfying and wackiest things that happened during the year. Enjoy the insights, our thoughts for this year and our little gift to you.

 

In 2019, more than 50,000 people finished a quest in 40 cities from Europe and 90% of them wanted to play another one at the end.

Players read more than 400k stories, solved the same number of clues, and walked close to 200 km, enough to go around the Earth 5 times.

 

We entertained people coming from more than 100 different countries.

 

 

The tastes of our players are extremely diverse. They played quests based on art, history, contemporary conflicts, love affairs, ghosts, politics, witchery and many, many more.

 

 

The most committed Questo player is Alexandra, who played 24 quests last year. In fact, she discovered Questo in June and, until the end of the year, she managed to play 24 quests in 9 different cities. Naturally, she’s the top player in the overall leaderboard.

We’ll be working hard to create more quests for you, Alexandra!

 

 

Haunted Bucharest III, the latest edition brought back by popular demand, was the most played quest by locals in 2019.

 

Questo Haunted Europe 2019

Questo Haunted Europe 2019 was amazing because our players are amazing:🌍 5 Countries🌃 14 events in 14 cities👣 +30 000 km walked following clues🕵️‍♀️ + 100 000 puzzles solved😍 +1 000 5-star reviews🚀 #1 Travel App on GoogleThis was posibile only with the support from our talented local creators. Big round of applause 👏All the quests are still available in the app and you can discover the haunted cities with your friends whenever you wish.

Posted by Questo on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

 

Most of our quests can be played 24h per day. That is why we had people who started at 3 AM and finished just before sunrise.

 

 

The average solving time for a quest is about 90 minutes. The fastest was 39, which happened during a competition organized for BlueAir. The airline wanted to offer gifts to people who wished to learn more about the history of aviation through Questo.

 

Treasure Hunt pentru viitoare călătorii!

Cam așa a arătat ziua de 5 octombrie când, alături de Questo, am dat startul unui Treasure Hunt prin Iași, iar la final am premiat și pe câțiva dintre participanți! Iată câteva clipe intense și pline de distracție și noi descoperiri. 🙂 👇👇#BlueAir #Questo #FlyBlueAur #TreasureHunt

Posted by Blue Air on Thursday, October 24, 2019

 

 


Also, last year we had another type of record. A group of players who managed to finish the Haunted Rome quest in 3 days. Because you can start and pause the quest whenever you want, they chose to solve an average of 3 clues per day.

 

 

Thanks for being the awesome questers that you are!

 

 

We couldn’t have accomplished any of these without the tremendous help from our crazy talented creators around the world. Huge shout-out to the entire growing network of more than 100 writers and creatives. The average yearly revenue they received passively from their quests is 1000 Euro.

 

 

A player came to us wanting to create a personalized quest used to propose to his girlfriend.

 


One of the quests had one of the most difficult clues to solve, it was found inside a playground slide.

 


Dracula’s Castle, with the mission to escape it.

 

 

 

We have won the trust of many partners over the last year, for which we are greatly thankful. The online travel industry is just at the beginning (with over 80% of the experiences still bought offline) and we’re happy to be amongst the, dare we say, pioneers.

 


We are thrilled to transform every place into a game, so we are working hard with local creators to develop more quests on 4 continents.

The app design and game mechanics will be greatly improved. Expect even more awesome things in the first half of the year.

We start working with partners that can offer even more and diverse Questo experiences all over the world.

Gift for your friends

To start the year right, we’re offering a gift for your friends. We invite you to send a free quest to a friend of yours.

Just let us know which quest in the form below. Of course, if you want you to leave us feedback or a message, you can also do that.

We can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.
Meanwhile, remember to always play your city a visit.

The World Tourism Organization picks Questo as a finalist in its 2nd Tourism Startup Competition

Questo finalists at UNWTO tourism startup competition

 

Update: We won the Disruptive Hospitality Award 🚀 More details here.

Questo has been selected to take part in the 2nd Tourism Startup Competition organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and backed by leading tourism companies such as Amadeus, Globalia, and Telefonica.

Selected from 1700 applications from over 150 countries, Questo will pitch in the Disruptive Hospitality category. The pitch will be held on the 20th of January in Madrid during FITUR, the International Tourism Fair. 

“Building on the success of the inaugural competition, this new edition continues to identify new companies that will lead the sector’s transformation. The aim and common denominator are to achieve a sustainable and profitable future through technology and innovation.”, the organizers said in their official press release.

In total, 16 innovative tourism startups were selected to pitch at the event, competing for 7 prizes in different categories. The selected startups have been evaluated on 5 criteria: business model, potential impact, scalability, team, and sustainability.  Full details on UNWTO.com

“Being selected as a finalist by the World Tourism Organization is a validation of our work and vision to create exploration games in every city in the world“, said Alex Govoreanu, CEO and Co-founder of Questo.

Questo - tourism startup competition by unwtoQuesto helps tourists explore cities by solving clues to discover new places and stories about them. Each route (quest) is based on a specific theme, which can be inspired by a movie, a book, a historical fact or just a local legend. In London, for instance, travelers can explore the city as Sherlock Holmes or Isaac Newton, while in Paris they can play as Hemingway or Picasso. Questo is currently present in 50 European cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome or Berlin. 

So far, more than 60.000 people have finished a quest while walking more than 200.000 kilometers to discover popular and hidden locations, as well as local stories using Questo. As of today, the app has over 120 available quests created by a growing network of local content creators. They can be purchased in the Questo iOS and Android apps or the Questo website, on TripAdvisor, on GetYourGuide, and on Booking.com, for prices ranging from 8 to 20 Euro. 

Questo is a previous winner of the Booking.com Booster Lab 2018 in Tel Aviv, winner of the People’ Choice Award at Phocuswright Europe 2019, one of the top online travel and technology events for top travel executives, and was selected as one of the Top 25 Hot Travel Startups 2020 according to Phocuswright.

Montpellier Hanté – Découvrez tout sur l’évènement

Montpellier Hante

RÉSERVEZ VOTRE PLACE POUR LE PREMIER JEU D’EXPLORATION SUR LE MONTPELLIER HANTÉ. 

Le samedi 26 octobre, à 20h, vous êtes invité à découvrir les âmes captives, les esprits et les squelettes mystérieux de Montpellier, ainsi que leurs histoires oubliées.

À l’aide de l’application Questo, vous serez guidé étape par étape sur ce chemin unique, qui vous mènera à la découverte des bâtiments maudits où ont lieu des punitions éternelles.

Réservez votre place maintenant !

Halloween

Comment réserver

Réservez votre place maintenant sur le site et obtenez 4 invitations supplémentaires gratuites pour vos amis. Vous aurez un accès immédiat dans l’application et vos amis recevront des codes d’accès.

Après avoir réservé

  1. Téléchargez gratuitement l’application sur onelink.to/questo
  2. Le moment venu, rendez-vous au point de départ désigné.
  3. Repérez les détails cachés, trouvez les indices, lisez les histoires.

Autres choses qu’il faut savoir

Heure de début : 20h
Point de départ : Fontaine des Trois Grace
Durée : environ 1,5 heures

Évènement de l’année dernière

Le dernier évènement a rassemblé 20 000 personnes qui se sont répandues dans les rues d’Europe pour fêter Halloween.

Halloween 2019

Lyon Hanté – Découvrez tout sur l’évènement

Lyon Hante

RÉSERVEZ VOTRE PLACE POUR LE PREMIER JEU D’EXPLORATION SUR LE LYON HANTÉ. 

Le samedi 26 octobre, à 20h, vous êtes invité à découvrir les âmes captives, les esprits et les squelettes mystérieux de Lyon, ainsi que leurs histoires oubliées.

À l’aide de l’application Questo, vous serez guidé étape par étape sur ce chemin unique, qui vous mènera à la découverte des bâtiments maudits où ont lieu des punitions éternelles.

Réservez votre place maintenant !

Halloween

Comment réserver

Réservez votre place maintenant sur le site et obtenez 3 invitations supplémentaires gratuites pour vos amis. Vous aurez un accès immédiat dans l’application et vos amis recevront des codes d’accès.

Après avoir réservé

  1. Téléchargez gratuitement l’application sur onelink.to/questo
  2. Le moment venu, rendez-vous au point de départ désigné.
  3. Repérez les détails cachés, trouvez les indices, lisez les histoires.

Autres choses qu’il faut savoir

Heure de début : 20h
Point de départ : Place Saint-Jean
Durée : environ 1,5 heures

Évènement de l’année dernière

Le dernier évènement a rassemblé 20 000 personnes qui se sont répandues dans les rues d’Europe pour fêter Halloween.

Halloween 2019

Unheimliches München – Finde alles über das Quest-Ereignis heraus

Unheimliches Munchen

BUCHE DEINEN SPOT ZUM ERSTEN THEMEN- ENTDECKUNGSSPIEL IN MÜNCHEN

Am Samstagabend, dem 26. Oktober, wenn die Uhr 19:30 Uhr schlägt, bist Du eingeladen, wirre, umherwandernde Seelen, Geister und die mysteriösen Skelette Münchens mit ihren vergessenen Geschichten zu entdecken.

Mithilfe der Questo-App, wirst Du Schritt für Schritt auf diese neu gestartete Route geführt und entdeckst so die verwünschten Orte und Gebäude, in denen dunkle Mächte der Vergangenheit auf ewig ihre Strafen ausführen.

Buche jetzt deinen Platz!

Halloween

WIE MAN BUCHT
Buche jetzt deinen Platz auf der Questo Website, und Du erhältst 4 kostenlose Einladungen für Deine Freunde. Du erhältst sofort Zugriff auf die App und bekommst einen Zugriffscodes.

NACH DER BUCHUNG
1. Downloade die App Umsonst von onelink.to/questo  
2. Wenn die Zeit naht, gehe zum festgelegten Startpunkt
3. Folge den Hinweisen, finde Sie versteckten Details, lese die Geschichten

ANDERE DINGE DIE DU WISSEN SOLLTEST
Start Zeit: 19:30
Startpunkt: Odeonsplatz U-Bahn (Hofgarten Eingang)
Dauer: ca.  1 ½ Stunden 

VERANSTALTUNG DES LETZTEN JAHRES

Bei der letzten Veranstaltung versammelten sich über 20.000 Menschen, die in einer einzigen Nacht durch die Straßen Europas streiften.

Halloween 2019

Unheimliches Koln – Finde alles über das Quest-Ereignis heraus

Unheimliches Koln

BUCHE DEINEN SPOT ZUM ERSTEN THEMEN- ENTDECKUNGSSPIEL IN KOLN

Am Samstagabend, dem 26. Oktober, wenn die Uhr 20:00 Uhr schlägt, bist Du eingeladen, wirre, umherwandernde Seelen, Geister und die mysteriösen Skelette Kolns mit ihren vergessenen Geschichten zu entdecken.

Mithilfe der Questo-App, wirst Du Schritt für Schritt auf diese neu gestartete Route geführt und entdeckst so die verwünschten Orte und Gebäude, in denen dunkle Mächte der Vergangenheit auf ewig ihre Strafen ausführen.

Buche jetzt deinen Platz!

Halloween

WIE MAN BUCHT
Buche jetzt deinen Platz auf der Questo Website, und Du erhältst 4 kostenlose Einladungen für Deine Freunde. Du erhältst sofort Zugriff auf die App und bekommst einen Zugriffscodes.

NACH DER BUCHUNG
1. Downloade die App Umsonst von onelink.to/questo  
2. Wenn die Zeit naht, gehe zum festgelegten Startpunkt
3. Folge den Hinweisen, finde Sie versteckten Details, lese die Geschichten

ANDERE DINGE DIE DU WISSEN SOLLTEST
Start Zeit: 19:30
Startpunkt: Sankt Maria Magdalena und Lazarus
Dauer: ca.  1 ½ Stunden 

VERANSTALTUNG DES LETZTEN JAHRES

Bei der letzten Veranstaltung versammelten sich über 20.000 Menschen, die in einer einzigen Nacht durch die Straßen Europas streiften.

Halloween 2019