About Us


As a veteran-and-women-owned public benefit corporation, Kind Traveler’s mission is to empower the incredible collective of everyday travelers into a financial force that betters the health and wellbeing of individuals, animals, and the environment in communities around the world.  

 

The heart that loves travel is the heart that can do good things for the whole community – people, animals, and the environment. And that's why we created Kind Traveler, a veteran-and-women-owned public benefit corporation, that's the world's first socially conscious Give + Get hotel booking and media platform that empowers travelers to positively impact communities and the environment in the destinations they visit.

The way it works is simple: Through the Kind Traveler Give + Get booking platform, travelers unlock exclusive hotel rates and perks upon a minimum of a $10 donation (or more) to a vetted local charity that positively impacts the community visited, or to a charity of choice. 100% of donations are given to charities. With every booking, travelers will receive a positive impact report, sharing the impact of their donation, while also having an option to plant trees with Arbor Day Foundation. Visitors to Kind Traveler can also learn about the Kind Factors of each Kind Hotel - how they are advancing environmental sustainability, community impact, and individual wellness at a local level.

As of 2022, Kind Traveler represents Kind Hotels and tourism boards in 22 countries and 100+ charities globally. Kind Traveler has been cited in 500+ news articles and earned international awards from  Newsweek  (2021),  Fast Company  (2021),  Travel + Leisure  (2020), Lufthansa Innovation Hub (2019) and UNWTO (2019). As a Blue Startups portfolio company, Kind Traveler is also a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration, Future of Tourism Coalition (FOTC), a member of the Female Founder Collective, and 1% for the Planet. Kind Traveler IS a warrior for good, a shift in mindset, an idea with the power to evolve into a growing global movement fueled by everyday people like you who love to travel, by charities that dedicate themselves to creating a better place to live, and by hotels and unique properties that believe they have a responsibility to the communities where they do business. Learn more about how YOU can become a force for kindness the next time you travel by watching our welcome VIDEO. 

Let's #DoMoreThanTravel together. It feels good to #TravelKindly

WE EMPOWER TRAVELERS TO BECOME:


 

OUR CORE VALUES & GOALS

In 2019, pre Covid-19, there were 1.4 billion trips around the world. That's 1.4 billion opportunities to empower kindness in creating positive community and environmenal impact in destinations. Kind Traveler's goals are purposefully aligned with the United Nations' Global Goals for sustainable development: preventing poverty and hunger, protecting the planet, and promoting wellbeing and equality for individuals and animals. 

WELLBEING

Our belief is that the kinder you are to yourself, the better you will be. So we encourage travelers, as well as our partners, to support wellness, mindfulness and healthy lifestyles whenever they can.

LOCAL & GLOBAL COMMUNITIES

Kindness is better when shared. Our Give + Get platform creates a sustainable fundraising model where travelers who give back, get something (kind) in return through exclusive rates and perks from Kind Hotels. 100% of donations go to global or local charities that benefit communities, the environment, and animal welfare.

TRANSPARENCY

We’re committed to transparency in what we do. That is why 100% of donations are always given to our local and global charities.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

We practice and advance choices that support clean air, clean water, natural resource conservation, wildlife and biodiversity preservation, and a reduced carbon footprint. We highlight and engage individuals, companies and organizations creating kinder and more sustainable standards in travel.

HUMANE CHOICES

We practice and promote choices that support cruelty-free lifestyles and the humane treatment of animals. We do not believe in animals being used for entertainment or testing.

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Our hotel members are cornerstones of their communities — driving tourism and job creation. By pointing travelers directly to our hotel members, we’re able to support local communities and hotels that care. 

WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIPS

We create ongoing win-win partnerships with our travel and nonprofit partners. We believe in fairness, innovation, and honest communications.

SMART GIVING

We guide intelligent giving decisions by advancing transparency of top performing charities. All of our global charities are top performing, and have at least a 3 or 4 star rating on Charity Navigator and at lesat a Silver rating on GuideStar.

HUMAN RIGHTS

We respect and advance diversity and universal human rights. We denounce prejudice and inspire dignity.

 

 

EDUCATION

Through education of today’s most pivotal societal concerns, we seek to inspire conscious decision-making that keeps the greater good in mind.

 

 


 

THE UNITED NATIONS' GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

All charities and nonprofits on Kind Traveler are aimed to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about some of the positive impact we've made so far. 

 

 


 

LENS OF KINDNESS

Kind Traveler's DNA is shaped through a lens of kindness that thoughtfully considers the wellbeing of local and global communities, individual wellness, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare in all of its actions, communications, and promotions. 

Learn more about what makes us different and the positive impact we've created so far.