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FAQ
How does Travel Companion Exchange differ from services like TravBuddy, TravelChums or WAYN?
While each of the many travel partner matching services is different, the features that distinguish TCE are these:
  • There are no limits on the number of contacts you make. Once you are a member, you have unlimited activity.
  • The emphasis is on making individual contacts rather than socializing in a community- there is no wall, no rating of profiles or posting of faves, for instance, and features we do have such as friends or blog ratings are designed to help you find a perfect travel companion.
  • We do not sell services such as accommodation. Sites like Trip Advisor and others are the best resource for this, so why try to create a less comprehensive resource?
Why don't you have a free membership?
Two words: "security" and "quality." Having only paid membership ensures only those who are really serious about finding a compatible travel partner gain access. This increases the likelihood of success for our members. Also, having members pay means we are able to confirm a real name and address, which greatly increases security for both our member community, and the site itself. We are looking for quality, not quantity.

However, what we do have is an ironclad 100% refund policy if you are not satisfied with your membership.
What if I am not satisfied?
If you are unsatisfied with your membership for any reason, we will refund you 100% of your membership fee, right up till the last day of your term. All you have to do is send us a message detailing what the reason is for your disappointment.
What are the extra options available to Gold Members?
These are numerous, but include privacy controls such as choosing who can view separate parts of your online profile, including even your photo and video introduction; the option to restrict access to your profile to other Gold members or individual members you choose; and the option to restrict who can contact you. Gold members can use a number of exclusive search options on our Members search page, to filter for things like marital status or specific keywords of interest. And as part of their membership Gold members have exclusive access to our Relationship Compatibility Assessment, which helps indicate compatibility for those interested in a long-term relationship.
Your profile sounds complicated. How long does it take to complete?
To provide the basic information needed to sign up takes about 3 minutes, and you can complete other portions if and when you choose.