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Hilary Matson
Founder & CEO, Yugen Earthside
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Joined September 2020
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About me

Founder & CEO of Yugen Earthside, a sustainable travel booking platform and agency. Yugen Earthside's mission is to Make Sustainable Travel Easy by connecting mindful travelers with responsible package trips around the world.

Why did you join the community?

Would like to meet with and engage with other travel professionals.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Japan (and France)

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Greece (in Europe), Bolivia (outside of Europe), and a million other places...

What was your first travel job?

Founding Yugen Earthside

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Adventure, Connection, Nature


  • I'll be there! If any super-sustainability-focused inbound/DMCs might be interested in joining the Yugen Earthside platform in 2024, please contact me; I'd love to meet!

  • I think this is an interesting topic, and we actually recently published a blog post on the intersection of travel and food:

  • Hi Leah, I'm not sure if this is allowed (Travel Massive team, sorry if it's not!) but my responsible travel company offers a package trip to the Galapagos that is 7 days long, family friendly, and can be customized upon request. If it's helpful for you... show more

  • Quick question: Is there any funding for the winners of this or only mentoring & training?

  • Hi Ian - you're right! It prompted me to sign up for a 7-day free trial so I closed the app, but when I reopened it I can see the freemium version stuff. My next comments then are about some of the features. Like it suggests main dishes and then when y... show more

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