VOYIJ HELPS YOU PLAN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES EACH DAY OF YOUR TRIP WITH LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS YOU CAN BOOK NOW
In 2014, sister and brother team, Olivia and Gregory Klupar, moved back to Alaska to found what is today known as Voyij.
“Our new cruise and travel app, Voyij, helps you plan your day-to-day activities in each town, what to do, what to eat, and where to shop - all from trusted local businesses we personally recommend,” says Olivia. “These are businesses and business owners we’ve known our whole lives, people we know on a first-name basis.”
Born and raised in Skagway, Alaska, Olivia and Greg grew up in tourism and hospitality, working in the family B&B, restaurant, art gallery, and tour company. Over the years, the two came to see a big gap in how travelers were planning their trips and how local businesses, like their family’s, were marketing their offerings. “Even today,” says Olivia, “it can be hard to find and buy from some of the best local businesses on vacation. They don’t have the budget or time to market like large companies.”
“Our solution is to equip travelers with the insider knowledge they need to connect with some of the best experiences Alaska has to offer – many of them from small businesses whose livelihoods depend on tourism and who bring to the table unique experiences you just can’t get with larger organizations,” says Olivia.
With a lifetime of experience in Alaska and travel, Olivia and Greg bring to you Voyij, an insider’s view on Alaska and the opportunity to tour, shop, and eat with an exclusive group of vetted, handpicked businesses. These are curated experiences you can book now.on a platform that simplifies your planning and stores all of your activities and notes in one easy-to-access location, even on the go.
For Olivia Klupar, entrepreneurship started early: age nine specifically, as she sold cookies and lemonade outside her parents’ Skagway B&B - a business that thrived and turned into one of the best paying jobs in town for a time.
Now, as a second-generation Alaskan travel professional, Olivia is the founder of a company dedicated to bringing the best of authentic, locally curated Alaskan experiences to visitors.
As the co-founder of Voyij, a content-rich multi-platform travel resource, Olivia and her brother Greg have merged hi-tech with insider travel stories. The result: the first e-commerce platform for Alaskan businesses that shares local stories and helps travelers plan their day-to-day activities in each town and book direct local experiences.
We’ve created a list of our favorite local businesses and business owners, people we recommend to our friends when they visit. We want to share the Alaska we know and love so we’ve created a tool for travelers to access local information, buy from trusted businesses, and keep all of their booking info in one convenient location.
Olivia recently graduated from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business with an MBA in May 2018.
By spotlighting local businesses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway, in a robust multi-platform offering, Voyij supports local entrepreneurs and promotes the local economy. Voyij is growing quickly, and what was once an idea before business school is now a scalable enterprise.
With a team of 10 and a strategic plan for international growth, Olivia will be a full-time CEO upon graduation. She’s one of only three students in her class of 450 who will be running a company founded at graduation, and the only woman.
“I learned my work ethic from the women in my family, starting with my great-grandmother, who went to college when few had the opportunity, and my mother, who raised five children while owning five businesses.”
As the oldest of five herself, with four younger brothers, Olivia has taken the helm of leadership into the next generation. As her mother once looked to the wilds of Alaska to make a life, so has her daughter.
When Olivia is not talking with travelers or working with local businesses, she enjoys playing softball in the local co-ed summer league, eating raspberries from her garden, and hiking or running the many uncharted mountains near her home. There are too many to count but a few favorites include: The Chilkoot Trail, the gold rush trail that made Skagway famous, Tombstone Territorial Park, a stunning hike in the Yukon Territories about 9 hours from Skagway, and the Klondike International Road Relay, a 10 leg 110 kilometer overnight race that starts in Skagway and ends in Whitehorse, Canada.
Olivia received her BA in Political Science from Boston College. Before business school, she worked in NYC at Paul Weiss LLP and Citigroup in their private equity and M&A legal practices. At Duke, Olivia works in the venture capital space as a Duke Angel Network associate and a .406 Ventures fellow.
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