Trailblazers Travel was born with vision to create an adventurous, culturally immersive and ethical travel business while using our passions of giving, to alleviate world poverty and the clean water crisis.​

We believe the way to eliminate world poverty begins with access to clean, safe drinking water. If we get the basics covered, it frees up valuable time and energy to allow those less fortunate to create sustainable lifestyles for themselves. This in turn allows them to pull themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty and create hope for all future generations.

Trailblazers Travel is a regular donor of WaterAid http://www.wateraid.org/au

EVERY SINGLE BUM ON OUR GROUP TOURS MAKES A SOCIAL IMPACT!

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP PROVIDE FUNDING FOR AT LEAST 10 NEW ENTREPRENEURS BY 2019.

#BUYBACKBORNEO

After visiting Borneo and seeing the horrific destruction to their precious wildlife’s habitat, I shared an idea to start a campaign to buy back corridors of land that allow the wildlife to transit between oil plantations and farmlands to their pockets of forests they call home.

An email was sent to Albert Teo, the founder of a nonprofit called BEST Society in Borneo, who agreed it was a possibility and one he’d thought of himself. That email started a chain reaction, and because of Albert’s tireless work, his nonprofit has now secured a 7.7 acre parcel of land to be held for conservation.

We are raising funds to help purchase this piece of 7.7 acres of forested land in Sukau under NGO, Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society as part of our contribution towards increasing habitat for wildlife including the Borneo pygmy elephants, orangutans, sun bears, exotic birds and other various wildlife.

The Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is a 30,000 ha sanctuary separated into 10 parcels scattered throughout the Kinabatangan River system. With increasing deforestation of land owned by private landowners outside sanctuary and the continuing increase in elephant population, there is increasing need for protection for elephant habitat and wildlife.

This 7.7 acres land, though it is not big is a start on the process to increase the awareness on the threat to the very fragile situation to elephant migration and its constant threat to local farmers whose crops are invaded by elephants.

The future plan is to start and build a research centre to protect the wildlife and biodiversity of the area and the sustainable development of ecotourism which is providing many jobs for the local community.

Click here to view our campaign and pledge your support!

KIVA

Trailblazers Travel is based on a vision to create an inspirational, culturally immersive and ethical travel business while using our passions of giving, to support entrepreneurs worldwide and reduce the world poverty and water crisis.

We give back through a proven crowdfunding business model. It also allows our customers to feel good about their travel. Through Kiva, one of the world’s largest and best-run micro finance organizations, we are empowering entrepreneurs, families and entire communities.

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of micro finance institutions, Kiva has successfully facilitated over 500 million dollars of loans with a 99% repayment rate.

Proceeds from every travel itinerary sold is loaned to support entrepreneurs in poverty. So literally, holidaying with us, can start multiple start ups around the world.  And that is how your travel, and our business, is empowering those less advantaged and giving them a helping hand out of poverty.

When you travel with us, you don’t take from the world, you give back!

 

Click here to see the loans we have given on behalf of our travel friends so far >>>

Funding Entrepreneurs
Bel with guides and porter after gorilla trekking
Rwandan dancer
Fun at dinner
Heading out on afternoon game drive
Cultural Immersion
Tiff meets the locals in Soweto

VISION

Empower the underprivileged, change lives and create hope.

MISSION

To work with locals to create adventures that change the world. We connect people and places, and ensure that each interaction leaves them both better than when we found them.

To empower those less privileged, giving them an opportunity to create sustainable lifestyles by promoting only responsible travel partners who connect and work with locals, use small scale or locally owned lodgings and show a deep respect to people who live in the places visited and engage with them in a dignified way.

Our philosophy is to improve the way money is distributed from travel, essentially fighting financial inequality and giving those less privileged, an opportunity to rise.

Offer lovers of travel a new way to travel, immerse in new adventures, engaging experiences, real connections and ethical sustainable travel where everyone benefits. Allowing the traveler the opportunity to make a difference in the world and choose the impact their travel makes.

VALUES

Empower All: Offer travelers and adventurers a way to travel where they not only have an incredible time, but the ability to choose the impact their travel makes.  All we do is aimed at empowering the disadvantaged whether people, animals or environment. Bring a positive change to people’s lives.

Make Decisions based on Ethics + Positive Change:  Align with those who create with the same values and morals of making the world a better place for all future generations.  Show a deep respect for human beings inside and outside our business and for the communities in which they live.

Change People’s Lives: Use travel as a vehicle to showcase new countries, culture and history and redistribute wealth made from travel. For understanding and the appreciation of different cultures.  Give the opportunity to people who can afford to travel, to directly change people’s lives in the poorest reaches of the world by allowing them the basics The ripple effect of their travel is creating income, sustainable tourism options and empowering those less privileged to make a difference in the lives of their families, their communities, their country and the world as a whole.

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