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Better trips for better days!
« Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. !
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. »"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist."
You want to enhance your knowledge of responsible
tourism, while traveling or around home?!
You are ready to live amazing experiences with new
people, committed to the daily making of a better
You look forward to contribute to a non-proﬁt
organisation dedicated to the co-construction of a
better tourism, and a better world?!
#Unique and #Authentic travel #Experience with a tourism professional committed to a
#responsible approach (accomodation, restaurant, tour or other touristic facility).!
>>HopTrips #Swap: A particular kind of HopTrip where the traveler swaps his time and skills
in exchange for room and food. He may lend his own competencies and / or provide his host
with the ﬁeld expertise collected by the other travelers of the community."
Small and medium #Independent touristic facilities, involved in a #Responsible #Approach
(accommodation, restaurants, tour operators, local guides…).!
All of them offer visitors a unique and authentic travel experience.!
All of them have been visited by a HopAmbassador, or recommended by a network
Set of practical and proven solutions (know-how, best
practices and innovations) to lead a responsible tourism,
collected or prepared in the ﬁeld by the HopTripers and
You don’t need particular skills or knowledge to be a HopAmbassador. "
All you need is the will to contribute to the co-construction of a better tourism in a progress
approach for humanity and the world it settles in."
ü Be convinced that personal and general interests are closely linked."
ü Be convinced that collective achievement of a supreme goal such as a better world is a
tool for human unity and peace."
ü Be convinced that human unity only makes sense in its rich diversity and be committed
to respect and promote this idea."
ü Have the will to contribute to this collective realization, including the ﬁeld method,
necessarily upgradeable, experienced by Hopineo."
ü Contribute to advance this method throughout your experiments."
A HopAmbassador is someone who contributes actively to the development of Hopineo:"
ü Find new facilities that might join the network."
ü Make a ﬁrst #HopTrip-Swap with them."
ü Collect new good practices to increase the community’s
ü Share your experience on the Hopineo blog or a personal
HopBlog (provided by Hopineo or of your own)."
HopAmbassadors may do this around where they live, while traveling, or both!"
The more you develop your ﬁeld expertise, the more you can respond to various audiences
(schools, universities, tourism professionals…) to share your ﬁeld expertise and the one of
If you plan to travel for several weeks, months or… years, you can make your journey a
ü Make #HopTrips-Swaps at several HopHosts, either ones
you will have found, or ones on Hopineo.org. "
We have several tools that we put at your disposal to ﬁnd new HopHosts.!
ü Market your journey and make it a project you can valorize."
ü Learn a lot about responsible tourism + practice your own
skills in various places. It’s like a giant internship!"
Justine & Mahery"
France, 4 months in 2014"
Africa in 2016"
Latin America since July 2014"
Costa Rica – 2 months in 2015"
Elsa, joined Florie 1 month
in Bolivia and Chile"
Nassim, from India to Australia"
12 months in 2015-16"
By joining the team, you add sense and value to your personal and professional project:"
ü Be useful to you, to people, to a community, and to a bigger
cause: the construction of a better world."
ü Learn, learn, learn!"
ü Show your Hopineo experience on your resume and on
ü Join the Facebook group HopAngels to share tips and get in
relationship with people worlwide who share your values."
ü Access the Hopineo network for any useful support:
exchanges, business contacts, recommendations…"
The HopAmbassadors team is here to accompany you in your project: "
1. Send a mail to email@example.com to present yourself, your background and
where you are in the reﬂexion."
2. Contact a HopAmbassador on Skype to have his feelings and ask any relevant
Contacts are on the team page of the website: www.hopineo.org/en/hopineo/team/ "
3. An experimented HopAmbassador will “mentor” you in order to help you in the
organization of your adventure. He will indeed provide you with relevant tools."
4. You can start (or continue) ﬁnding new facilities and planning your #Swaps in
the area of the world you have chosen."
5. If relevant, we will implement your personal blog on www.blogs.hopineo.org. "
6. You live amazing experiences and share them on www.hopineo.org/en/blogs "
You post new HopHosts and good practices on the website."
7. If relevant, you can even produce your own specialized content on Hopineo.org."
Ex: Florie and her Marketing e-book: www.hopineo.org/en/hopsolutions-resources/marketing/ "
Ex: Justine & Mahery and the HopMoocs: www.hopineo.org/en/hopsolutions-resources/learn-hopmoocs/ "
You might have already seen the following items on our website, but just in case, here are a
few ones you could be interested in:"
ü Examples of #HopTrips-Swaps that can be done:"
www.hopineo.org/en/hoptrips/swap/ (@ the bottom of the page)"
ü Work that has been done by HopAmbassadors during their #Swaps:"
ü HopAmbassadors blogs:"
www.hopineo.org/en/hopblogs/ (click on a one of our faces ;-)"
ü Hopineo’s history and vision, how it works, and who is the team:"
ü Hopineo’s [Values] are sincerity, humility, courage, perseverance, equality, receptivity,
progress, generosity, peace and goodness."
ü Hopineo is willing to embody a [hope] for a better tourism and at the end, a better world."
ü Hopineo is a [community] serving the common good and general interest."
ü The aim of the community is to humbly contribute, alongside others, to the [collective
construction of a better world]."
ü The method chosen by Hopineo is [ﬁeld experimentations]; the community collects and shows
solutions that allows to « do good » to every actor willing to use them."
ü The Hopineo community is [open]; we can join it for 3 days or for ever, but the length is never
frozen, neither the level of involvement."
ü The organization is the [union of all people of good will] regardless of age, origin, nationality
or religion, who want to contribute to this goal; today through tourism; maybe tomorrow through
other issues serving that goal."
« When people work together, !
the mountains turn into gold. »!
Hopineo is non proﬁt organization,
answering in concrete terms to the ﬁeld
needs, thanks to collaborative economy,
for common good.