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backer
54days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 9 2019 9:51 AM UTC +00:00.

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Intrepid Planet - See The World Through Local Eyes And Build Sustainable Tourism

At Intrepid Planet we work with local tour guides to support their businesses and to engage travellers with new experiences that give them a local's view of their chosen destination. Through our global network of expanding partners, we are building a network and a new concept in travel. We are also ensuring that money made locally, stays local and is recycled into the domestic market. 

Our aim is to help those in the tourism industry build an intimate and unforgettable experience for travellers to learn and gain deeper insight into the countries they visit. Our partners are specially hand picked to ensure quality and knowledge of our regions. They are locals and have profound knowledge and insight into their regions. They know the places that most tour companies will not show you, they will not only offer you a tour, but an unforgettable lifelong experience.

We believe that we must leave the planet better than we have found it. Through this business model, we are creating a low-impact, ethical program that minimises damage to our chosen destinations. 

Our website will offer tour packages, plus a unique and affordable option for backpackers and low income travellers. Something we have discovered as travellers ourselves is that there is a lack of options for those who cannot afford to do a big pricy tour. With our affordable tailormade plans, you can choose the options you would like to do, and that fit within your budget. There is no need to waste your time doing something you don't want to do, and not really receiving any benefits due to it. 

Your funds will make all of the difference. With money raised through your generous donations, we will be able to fund our local partners to build and maintain the website, as well as actively promote our product. Your donations will help us to educate and train our guides. All of our guides will receive English language lessons provided by our on-site English teacher, as well as support any training programs they may need to take in order to maintain their professional careers.

Furthermore, your donations will help us to buy equipment that we need to ensure we deliver you a top quality product. Some of these things include video and documentary equipment to showcase the planet through documentaries and interviews with amazing people who have extraordinary stories to share with our audience. 

With your generous donations, together we can work to building a more sustainable and educational tourism venture. 

Risks and challenges

Challenges for our project include the costs of setting up and maintaining the website. We are using web management and marketing partners from countries with low incomes. We are giving them a better chance at life, with a more durable income.
Challenges with our tourism partners are to ensure that they have English lessons to help build their client base. This is important to ensure that they can expand their global reach beyond their local markets. We also need to ensure that they can attend courses and seminars to build their businesses and to learn valuable models.
The costs involved to start with are huge, and only by donations can we start and maintain this project. We are also planning to work with local tourism boards to increase our chances but often in developing countries, this is not something that is so simple. We are also interested to work with investors to build partnerships to.

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We will be using local partners that are often solo tour guides who work independently or who run a small team of partners.

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