Trailblazers Travel was founded with the vision to create authentic, culturally immersive holidays teamed with our passion of giving, to alleviate world poverty and the clean water crisis via a socially conscious business.

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 HOLIDAYS MAKES AN IMPACT!

YOUR ADVENTURES EMPOWER DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES, ENTREPRENEURS IN POVERTY & SUPPORTS LAND CONSERVATION.

#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

We give back through a proven crowdfunding business model. It also allows our guests to use their travel as a force for good. Through Kiva, one of the world’s largest and best-run microfinance 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 microfinance institutions, Kiva has successfully facilitated over 500 million dollars of loans with a 99% repayment rate.

Proceeds from every travel itinerary sold are loaned to support entrepreneurs in poverty. So literally, holidaying with us can start multiple startups 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 in the countries we visit, to create adventures that change the world. To 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 for people who live in the places visited and engage with them in a dignified way.

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

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 traveller the opportunity to make a difference in the world and choose the impact their travel makes.

VALUES

Empower All: Offer our travellers inspiring and immersive holidays that allow them to use their travel as a force for good, bring positive change and give them the opportunity to empower people, wildlife and the environment.

Make Decisions Based on Ethics: 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 to all inside and outside our business and for the communities in which they live.

Change People’s Lives: Holidays offered will be created sustainably and responsibly to ensure the income derived from travel, stays local and makes a difference in the lives of families, communities, the country and the world as a whole.

GLOBAL GOALS

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.

The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous.

Trailblazers Travel responsible, sustainable small group tours and eco holidays focus on local culture and local people, making sure your money goes to independent businesses and supports animal conservation. You won’t find any elephant riding or exploitative practices here.

Cheaper. better and change the world? How you say….

Read all about it here!