If you want to get the most of every trip without breaking the bank, resources to get into the travel industry, and comprehensive travel itinerary, here are best travel sites that I recommended for you to check out. I’d like to pinpoint the myriad of travel companies out there according to their focuses. I understand sometimes it can be confusing to figure it out what the companies are about.
So, here you go! The list of more than ordinary travel sites you should check out.
Focus on Digital Nomad
For a nomad who prefers to work remotely, access to WiFi, housing prices, expat living cost, and investor ecosystem are some basics you’d want to know. Created by Pieter Levels, this website was originally an excel sheet turned into a massive useful information source. Travelers who wants to find remote jobs can find through the website extension company: Remote OK.
Focus on Sustainable Tourism
Visit.org is an online aggregating service that enables travelers to find and book socially conscious experiences that weren’t bookable at all until the group intervened. Visit.org partners with hundreds of small, nonprofit groups and organizations that have not traditionally catered to travelers because they have focused on their respective missions and generate funding and resources through more traditional donor and volunteer channels.
Find off-the-beaten-path experiences here! Travelers can find and book socially conscious experiences.
Impact Travel Alliance is a global community of changemakers, passionate about transforming the travel industry into a force for good. The community hosts regular workshops focusing on sustainable tourism. They have chapters around the globe, so you can find one that’s closer to you. The organization look up to the United Nations Global Goals for inspiration as to how tourism can positively impact our world.
Focus on Travel Professional Events
The concept of YTP was born in March 2011 when two of the co-founders were traveling together on an educational (FAM) trip. They recognized that although there were many industry organizations none focused on the younger generation of travel & hospitality professionals and their career development. Rather than just acknowledge this gap in the industry they saw it as an opportunity and decided to address the issue head on. Currently they have more than 15 chapters in the world, focusing on the US market. Additionally, they posts job listing too!
Travel Events is our latest project. It’s on development and will launch soon in 2018. If you are new to the travel industry or just love attending the coolest events, Travel Events has your back. We catalogue respected industry events to give you the freshest happenings in town. We’ll help you understand the industry from an insider’s perspective, because your career isn’t only about the destination, travel deals, or Instagramable pictures, it’s about the journey getting there. Sign up to get the early launch details.
Focus on Travel Communities
Meet Nastasia Yakoub, a former nurse turned full-time traveler, entrepreneur and photographer with an ambition to inspire and empower women. Nastasia started the @dametraveler community in 2014 after noticing a need for a strong female travel community and people strongly resonated with her message. Today, Dame Traveler stands as one of the respected female travel community on Instagram and has been featured in the Washington Post, Travel Channel, AFAR, Travel & Leisure, VOGUE, Forbes Travel and more. She shares her insider guides with a community of contributors on the Dame Traveler blog. Right now about 100 female travelers are contributing to the website. In the coming years she aim to expand the Dame Traveler brand outside of social media. Perhaps a Dame Traveler book, app, or workshops for female travelers.
Read our interview with the founder, Nastasia Yakoub here.
Focus on Travel Transportation
Sometimes traveling the world with a train can be daunting. This website is a resource for all kinds of train information and route to take for each continent. What I recommend is the comprehensive train information based on where you live and locals info you need to know.
Focus on Travel Hacks
If you use your credit card to collect points, you must know Brian Kelly from The Points Guy. Since it launched in 2019, the site publishes between 10 and 20 articles every day, including news, reviews (flights, hotels, credit cards), guides (to every loyalty program you can name), and videos from wherever Kelly is traveling now. The Points Guy is a site you must check to maximize your travel earn from your credit card.
This site is not travel related but very informative on budgeting and clears up your debt. Since 2010, the website that was founded by Kyle Taylor has grown into one of the largest personal finance websites. Helping readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. In 2017, Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the No. 1 fastest-growing private media company in the U.S.
Focus on Tourism and Hospitality Industry News
Skift is an industry intelligence platform providing media, insights, and marketing to key sectors of travel.It is my main source to learn about travel industry news. Launched in August 2012, the company now expands by having regular industry conferences in New York City, Germany, and Singapore.