All of Kind Traveler’s impact goals are aligned with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which largely center around fighting poverty, advancing environmental sustainability, and reducing inequality in local communities.
NEW YORK, NY – As tourism begins to recover, data suggests that travelers will take a more active approach in seeking properties and destinations that have a positive impact on the environment and communities. Kind Traveler is a veteran- and woman-owned company and the first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and media platform that empowers travelers to positively impact the communities they visit. Impact travel, defined by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) as tourism that makes strategic contributions of time, talent, and treasure to social and environmental projects in destinations, and can be a meaningful pathway to regenerate and heal communities that have been economically devastated from Covid-19. Data from the Booking’s 2020 Global Research Report, shows that 55 percent of travelers want to see how their travel dollars are going back into the community as demonstrated by the ‘Impact Awakening’ trend.
All of Kind Traveler’s impact goals are aligned with the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which largely center around fighting poverty, advancing environmental sustainability, and reducing inequality in local communities. “Kind Traveler is positioned to be a catalyst that can help the tourism industry recover in a responsible and sustainable way – while fulfilling the traveler’s need to have a purpose-driven trip that helps regenerate communities,” said Jessica Blotter, CEO & Co-Founder of Kind Traveler. With Kind Traveler’s Give + Get booking model, travelers receive exclusive rates and perks from curated Kind Hotels when they give a $10 nightly donation to vetted charities in the communities they visit. Travelers will learn the exact impact their donation will make. “With more than 70 charities to support, impact opportunities will range from helping to provide nutritious meals to families in need, rehabilitate wildlife, clean up local waterways and beaches, plant trees, and more,” she added.
Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.
She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.