Updated Mar 20, 2018

Backstreet Academy

A peer-to-peer impact travel platform that connects travellers with local guides, building connections and increasing incomes.

https://www.backstreetacademy.com/

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Snapshot

Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and 4 MoreSEE MORE

Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and CambodiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In

Innovation Description

Backstreet Academy is a peer-to-peer (P2P) travel platform that links adventurous travellers with local hosts. Each host has their own unique talent or skill that they teach to their guest: ranging from traditional fishing: to cooking a local meal: to crafting a bamboo bow and arrow.Local hosts are people from low income households who often do not speak English. To help bridge the communication gap between host and guest: Backstreet Academy employs on-demand community translators who are sourced from local universities.Backstreet Academy provides people in local communities with the opportunity to significantly increase their income: whilst offering travellers a memorable: unique experience abroad.

Milestones

Jan 2018
FinalistVERIFIED
Frontier Innovators
Date Unknown
New Country
Cambodia
Date Unknown
New Country
Nepal
Date Unknown
New Country
Vietnam
Date Unknown
New Country
Thailand
Date Unknown
New Country
Philippines