Meet Backstreet Academy! Walls are made to come down and impossible challenges to be tackled. This is why Jamon and Akash founded a new peer-to-peer travel platform. Their goal? Support local communities through technology and linguistic expertise to create authentic travel experiences aiming at alleviating poverty. The startup has helped more than 600 individuals to become micro-entrepreneurs in the field of tourism and offers experiences ranging from activities with local fishermen on the Mekong river to traditional boxing lessons in Cambodia.
Backstreet Academy is one of the 10 startups selected out of 700 applicants from all over the world for the Booster programme 2017. Booking.com’s first accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourism.