A note from our founder, Lauren @laurenbates92
: I’m constantly impressed by the women who collaborate with us on our experiences and the women who choose to travel with us. It is a great joy of my life to spend time with them and to have the privilege of fostering connections between them.
I know there are many travel companies you can choose from, and I admire many of them from where I sit. But, I’d love for you to think about something you see when you’ve looked at group travel experiences... Have you noticed that most travel companies don’t list the names of their partners in their public itineraries? They’ll say something like "you’ll be meeting a local woman entrepreneur," but they won’t actually promote the people they work with.
As a business owner who has worked tirelessly to create something unique and different, I understand why that’s the case. A lot of work goes into curating incredible travel experiences. If every detail of your itinerary is displayed online, it’s possible another outfitter could copy your itinerary.
That said, I truly believe the essence of an amazing travel experience is dependent on the people you work closely with to make that experience possible. Those people should be front and center. And, if you are truly collaborating with them, their businesses should thrive alongside your business. If you choose not to travel with us, but you visit one of our partners' businesses anyway we are over the moon about that!
If you as a traveler decide to travel with any group travel company in the coming year, I hope you will choose companies that are honest and transparent about the people working with them behind the scenes.
We already list all of our partners openly in each of our itineraries, but it is my promise to showcase them even more across our content over the coming months. We’ve just added a new section to our website called Meet Our Partners (go check it out!), and we’ll be building out more content that highlights our partners over the next few months.
More to come soon. Happy travels! xx