Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lacquer to create a piece considered even more beautiful than the original. It’s a lovely concept, and one we believe also applies to travel. Before covid, travel was certainly beautiful, but with increasingly fragile fault lines caused by the twin scourges of Instagram-fuelled overtourism and exponentially expanding flight routes. Since the wrecking ball of the pandemic, we want to be the gold lacquer piecing travel back together better than before. That’s why you’ll hear us talking more and more about positive impact innovations such as Undertourism, Flight-Free Travel, Community-Based Tourism, Indigenous Tourism and Philantourism. In short, we believe travel can, and should, be a force for good, benefitting visitor and destination alike.

This Kintsugi Travel page is designed to be a one-stop shop for our many concepts that aim to encourage more mindful, meaningful and sustainable travel. Learn about our Undertourism destinations, where you can actively combat overcrowding; or choose to visit down-on-their-luck destinations from our portfolio of Philantourism countries because the very act of visiting provides not only much-needed hard currency, but equally welcome moral support. Then there are many ways you can enjoy Flight-Free Travel, and a far greater focus on community-based and indigenous tourism, where we can guarantee that your money directly benefits local communities rather than disappearing offshore.

Since the pandemic, our clients have been more mindful than ever of the impact of their travels. They want us to make their trips count for something, and we are only too welcome to oblige. With our global network of contacts, expertise in these areas, Foundation supporting humanitarian projects and 100% carbon absorption reforestations programme on flights and ground transportation, we truly believe we can be the gold lacquer that connects all these pieces together.