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.How our business model works
Get more insight about our key values and what we're trying to achieve at Kindling.The Kindling philosophy
Work with us
Kindling is a decentralised travel platform, which is why we rely on a large network of travel hosts, local guides, ambassadors, tour operators and suppliers to turn our dream of making travel as accessible, fair and sustainable as possible into a reality.
It is also why we are constantly on the lookout for amazing people, projects and businesses who share our values and passion for travel.
If you like what we do and are interested into becoming one of our ambassadors, local guides, travel hosts or suppliers, then please get in touch!
How it works:
We believe that power belongs with the people on the ground. This means that while we provide the platform and support, we try to let everyone we work with get on with what they do best.
Read on to learn about our main partnership models.
1. Kindling ambassadors
Kindling Ambassadors are extraordinary individuals who share our values and help us promote trips and destinations to their audience.
We also offer our ambassador the possibility to design and promote their own trip via our platform. To find out more about our ambassador programme, click here.
2. Travel hosts
Our Kindling travel hosts are the 21st century version of a travel agent. They serve as a local point of contact for both the traveller and all the suppliers connected to a trip, ensuring that all parties involved have a smooth and positive experience.
If you are looking for flexible, commission-based work and are passionate about welcoming people to your continent, country, or city, then we would love to hear from you. To find out more about our travel host partnership model, click here.
3. Tour operators and retreat organisers
Are you a tour operator or retreat organiser looking for a platform to reach more customers? Kindling offers you exactly that.
It doesn't matter whether you are selling adventure jungle trecks, yoga retreats, or wine tours. If you share our values and are looking for a place to promote and sell your offering, then please get in touch or click here to find out more.
4. Accommodation and activity suppliers
Are you a locally owned hotel, an independent tour guide, a surfing school or social project we should know about?
It is part of our mission to give a platform to small businesses, projects and independent people doing amazing things. We do this by featuring hand-picked suppliers on our destination pages, as part of our trips and in connection to our travel bucket list experiences.
It doesn't matter how big your business is or how niche the thing you do - if you believe we should know about you, then please let us know. You can find out more about the ways we can work together on our supplier page.
While we are not hiring at the moment, we are growing fast, which is why we love to hear from people who are as passionate about travel as we are. And who knows: Maybe we are looking for the exact thing you have to offer.
If you are interested in getting involved in some other form, have some ideas to offer or would simply love to connect, then please get in touch!