Meet TravelStarter – Crowdfunding for Tourism


Crowdfunding is one of the most exciting trends to emerge in the last decade, helping many individuals and small businesses achieve things that would have previously been impossible. Now an exciting new startup is taking crowdfunding to the tourism industry, allowing travelers to support the kind of businesses they want to see in the world.

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Meet TravelStarter, a crowdfunding platform for tourism. Founded by passionate travelers Anushka and Blaz, TravelStarter connects tourism entrepreneurs with discerning holiday makers, helping fund innovative and sustainable tourism projects while giving travelers great rewards.

TravelStarter allows travelers to really make a difference by supporting small, sustainable tourism companies, and sharing genuine experiences rather than staying in generic hotels. Current projects include an eco-friendly bed and breakfast in Ko Lanta, Thailand which needs some urgent refurbishment, and a surfing school in Lanzarote which wants to purchase yurts to provide accommodation to visitors.

Funders, who can contribute anything from $5 upwards, are given interesting rewards such as overnight stays in the hostels or B&Bs they support, or the chance to take part in activities including excursions, tours and lessons. These rewards give travelers an opportunity to see the projects they’re funding first-hand and meet the people they’re supporting, while having experiences they couldn’t have by simply staying in soulless hotels.


For tourism entrepreneurs TravelStarter can help make ideas a reality, and even rescue struggling businesses that just need a bit of investment to turn themselves around. TravelStarter connects these businesses with a global audience of travelers who want to support small, sustainable, eco-friendly hospitality and tourism projects.

Not only does TravelStarter help tourism entrepreneurs raise funds, it also helps them gain exposure and increase their number of visitors by showcasing their business to the world. Travelers who fund a project are also likely to feel loyal towards it, tell their friends about it, and visit time and time again in the future.

TravelStarter is making exciting tourism businesses possible where previously they would have just been pipedreams. It’s also great for travelers, who are given the chance to make a difference while discovering new places and having unforgettable experiences. No longer do travelers have to just accept the choice they’re given, they can now help shape the tourism industry by supporting businesses they believe in.

Crowdfunding could really revolutionize travel for both travelers and tourism entrepreneurs. TravelStarter wants to make this happen, helping people ‘travel globally, live locally’.


PhuketFit Retreat In Thailand

If you are looking for a place to kickstart a healthy lifestyle, while being relaxed and supported every step of the way, then PhuketFit Retreat in Thailand is the place for you.

This is a retreat that is very different from any other fitness spa or resort that you may have heard of or experienced so far. With handpicked fitness and nutrition experts from around the world, PhuketFit Retreat is a place where only committed and dedicated people work towards the goal of helping you meet your fitness goals, whether it be weight loss or starting a healthy lifestyle or achieving even greater levels of fitness than you currently have.

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The combination of approaches used at PhuketFit aim to give a holistic experience to guests at the retreat. Every guest is treated as an individual unlike any other and is helped to create a customized program that reflects the individual needs and preferences. This is one of the reasons why the programs at PhuketFit are so effective and powerful.

From cleanses to the fitness session and the special diet plans, every session is treated with utmost care and scientific rigor. Guests are supported every step of the way with one-on-one sessions with our experts in fitness and nutrition. With different programs thoughtfully planned out, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. Each program can be experienced in a variety of packages varying in duration, but each is affordable and comes with regular promotions that make it even more delightful!

The unique fat loss camp helps you lose weight while giving you the education and strategies required to help you maintain it even when you go back home. With a menu plan that is divinely delicious while being nutritionally well balanced, you are guided to lose weight and fat, not just fluids, while also indulging in vigorous and interesting workouts that inspire you to continue long after you leave the retreat!

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If you are looking to cleanse and detox your body, then the special Mind and Body cleanse is for you. There is no better way to regain your youthful radiance and health than through this program. It helps to identify and eliminate internal and external stressors, flush out toxins, and restore your mind and body to a state of optimal balance and equilibrium. Best of all, we show you how to maintain this when you get back home too. All this is attained by using the most scientific and also natural techniques, from cleansing drinks and herbs, young coconut juices, vegetable broths, yoga and fitness classes, dietary supplements, and a liver flush. (more…)