10 Good Questions with GOOD Travel [Q&A]

Meet Eliza Raymond, the co-founder and director of operations of GOOD Travel.

Apr 2, 2015
GOOD Travel co-founder Eliza Raymond

GOOD Travel co-founder Eliza Raymond on the job in Peru

In this week’s 10 Good Questions, GOOD Travel’s  co-founder and director of operations Eliza Raymond talks to Goodnet about revolutionizing the travel industry. Along with her three co-founders scattered around the world, Raymond works tirelessly to connect with tourism businesses across the world that are doing good for their communities, the environment and local economies.

1. What is your organization’s mission?

To inspire travelers and tourism businesses to transform the travel industry into a force for GOOD.


2. What makes you guys different from the rest?

We are founded by four women from Peru, South Africa, USA and New Zealand. We have travelled to over 100 countries between us so we have unique insider knowledge of all the inspiring little tourism businesses off the beaten track doing GOOD for their communities, environment and economy. We are all utterly passionate about projects that uplift communities and about travel as a way to educate and unite people.

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Learning to cook in the Peruvian jungle

3. Offices or open work space?

Laptops on the road.


4. What three words describe your organization?

Laughter. Energetic. Caring.

5. What inspires you?

Discovering new tourism businesses doing GOOD for their community, environment and economy inspires me and makes me so excited!

6. What is the best part about your job?

Being able to make a difference through the two things I love most - travel and people!

7. Does your team eat lunch together?

We are all in different countries, but we often have team breakfast/lunch/dinners over Skype!

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Eliza on the road in Peru

8. Facebook or Twitter?

Both!

9. What do you want Goodnet users to know about your organization? 

We want Goodnet users to know that by supporting us, you are supporting organizations globally that are making a difference. By making better, more informed choices when you travel, you can make a difference to many people's lives AND have a great holiday. We want you to know the tourism businesses we support care about the environment, their community and their local economy, as do we! We want you to know, that our tours are super fun and super beneficial, and all round GOOD!

10. How can people get involved?

- Travel with us! Next trip is to Fiji!
- Work with us to organize a personalized trip for your school, university, company or social group.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
- Help us build our GOOD directory by telling us about tourism businesses you know are GOOD
- Subscribe to our newsletter

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