Some individuals find solace in being able to travel around places that are unknown to most people. While some head on to the nearest popular tourist spots around the city, other people, like adventurers, take it upon themselves to discover hole-in-the-wall spots treasured by the local communities. And more often than not, these people whose interests lie with becoming one with the locals during trips are the ones who tell fascinating stories among travelers. Recognizing these jewels hidden underneath overly commercialized tourist spots, Lizia Santos made it her life’s mission to push for a platform that showcases the beauty of locally-made things through City Catt.
As a passionate traveler, Lizia Santos has spent most of her life traveling to new places around the world. While others find it taxing and frightening to discover hidden jewels when visiting an unfamiliar place, Lizia’s spirit of adventure propels her to maximize her travel experiences by exploring. Now, with a family of her own, Lizia wants to share her love for travel with her husband and children. But with traveling becoming a more popular hobby around the world, trips have become commercialized, covering the beauty of local and authentic experiences. Frustrated, Lizia was determined to change this unfortunate circumstance. So, she created the City Catt.
City Catt is a platform dedicated to helping travelers plan trips with locally-sourced and authentic experiences. To Lizia, she believes that a truly memorable trip does not only take a traveler to a place’s most popular tourist spots, but it should also entail experiences that leave impressive traces in a person’s memory. And the best way to instill these beautiful memories in a traveler’s mind is by allowing oneself to be one with the locals. So with local communities and influencers as their sources of information, City Catt ensures that it only offers genuine and reliable details to allow individuals to maximize their trips through experiencing the local scene.
Moreover, City Catt does not only provide rich sources of information, but the company also made it their mission to encourage and facilitate travelers along the whole process, from planning to the actual trip. And unlike some tourist agencies, City Catt customizes the travel plans of its clients to ensure that the trip’s goals fit together with that of the client’s. After all, the trip is about the client’s enjoyment and satisfaction of the travel and the beautiful experiences that come with it.
But aside from the company’s inherent brilliance, City Catt owes much of its prowess to the brilliance of its founder, Lizia Santos. Because of her determination to change the circumstances that previously frustrated her for a long time, City Catt would not have been able to firmly build its vision around sharing the passion of traveling with people from all shapes and sizes. With Lizia at the helm, City Catt has continued lobbying for its purpose to people around the world.
In the coming years, Lizia hopes that City Catt can help more individuals maximize their travel experiences by allowing them to see the real core of cities and places, which is the local scene. Lizia also hopes to empower and support more local communities around the world through her company’s noble pursuits.