Kindling is a decentralised travel company — but what does that mean? In the context of the travel industry, decentralisation can mean reducing the power of dominant players like large online travel agencies (OTAs) and empowering smaller, local players to compete and offer unique experiences to travelers. Learn more about this here:Decentralisation
Slow travel is a concept that prioritises authentic connection with local people and genuine immersive experiences over superficial and fast-paced tourist activities. We're excited to be working with artists from around the world to promote this movement. See our slow travel gallery here:The art of slow travel
Interested in working with us? Become part of our network of travel hosts, local guides, ambassadors, tour operators and suppliers and join our efforts to turn our dream of making travel as accessible, fair and sustainable as possible into a reality. We are constantly on the lookout for amazing people, projects and businesses who share our values and passion for travel. Learn more about how we can work together here:Work with us
The Kindling philosophy
The world is full of natural wonders, amazing people, delicious food, inspiring stories and life-altering experiences just waiting to be discovered by you. And while every life-changing trip requires us to leave our comfort zone, this act of courage will reward you with memories, friendships and personal transformation that will last a lifetime.
We hope that by making it as easy as possible for travellers to connect to each other over shared experiences and interests, we can contribute to a world where more people feel comfortable to leave their comfort zone and delve into the unknown.
But that's not all. As passionate travellers who are just as passionate about the environment and the local and global communities we are a part of, we believe that travel should be a positive experience for all parties involved.
And this doesn't just include the person who is travelling, but also the forest, the ocean, the local population, and the monkey on the tree next to your hotel.
While we understand that we do not have all the answers and tools to turn every trip we offer into a full-round win-win-win for all, we do believe that the answers are already there.
There are millions of amazing people, projects and businesses in the world who are already part of the solution.
There are also millions of travellers who care deeply about exploring the world in a way that minimises havoc on the environment and benefits the local populations of the places they visit.
All we need to do is connect the dots.
It is an integral part of our mission to seek out and feature people, projects and businesses who are already making a positive change. By fortifying such initiatives and giving a platform to individual people and small local businesses, we hope to co-create a world where travel and positive impact naturally go hand in hand.
Are you ready to take travel into the 21st century?
Join the tribe and help us turn this shared vision into a reality!
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