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From Zero to Two Million Page Views Per Month

Founded in 2012 with our first site Tokyo Cheapo, our practical and friendly editorial style has won over the hearts of travellers and foreign residents alike to quickly become the most popular English language website about Tokyo. Since then we’ve launched 3 more websites – London Cheapo, Japan Cheapo, and Hong Kong Cheapo. Traffic on our network first exceeded 2 million page views per month in 2019.

As a business that is reliant on international travel and tourism, our business has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are well positioned to take advantage of the post-pandemic recovery in travel.

Listen to co-founder Chris talking with the Tropical MBA about the back story, and read co-founder Greg’s interview with

Sustainable Growth and a Flexible Working Environment

We’re an independent company with no external investors, we’re focused on sustainable growth and we are creating a relaxed, modern flexible working environment. We have a strong culture of working remotely (from our founding in 2012), regular company “retreats”, and we also organise a variety of events and seminars for readers and our industry contacts.

Fast Train company retreat

A pre-COVID Fast Train company retreat

Join The Team!

We’re looking for new people to join our team including editors, writers, and salespeople. If you’re interested in joining us, use this form.

As a rule, we only reply to applications if we are interested in hiring you. If we don’t get back to you, it probably just means we can’t use your talents at the moment.

Fast Train company retreat

Fast Train Core Team 2020

Current Job Openings

London – Part-time Freelance Writer – Closed

Thursday November 11th, 2021

This job has now been filled We’re looking for part-time writers to join our nomadic band of cheapos. As a writer, we’ll look to you to share your knowledge of London with our growing reader base. It [...] Read more

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