Painted Circle is building a travel ecosystem where more people can benefit from tourism.
Wouldn’t it be great if tour operators and activity providers didn’t have to pay huge commissions to be found on travel sites? Wouldn’t it be awesome if, as travelers, we knew we were spending money at businesses that value inclusion for all guests, and that manage their environmental and social impact? Wouldn’t it make sense for destination managers to move beyond marketing and pay-to-play, and instead have resources to work towards managing resources and sustainability?
🧳 How we see the future of travel
Local connections, deeper regional exploration, and mindful purchasing are how we see the future of travel. More than deciding between small or large tour operators, travelers are wanting to know that they are spending their money at businesses that value and welcome them, and that are proactive in being part of a sustainable travel environment.
👨🏽💻 How Painted Circle is working towards this future
Not only are we travelers, we are former tour operators who are building our travel site to be supportive of travel and experience businesses. We think collaboration and shared value are better than fees and commissions when it comes to building resilient businesses that improve their communities.
This is the time for us to circle up and make all of this a reality. Let’s not only feel good about traveling - let’s travel as a force for good. The Painted Circle platform looks familiar on the surface, but is built on a business model that positions purpose before profit. We don’t charge fees or commissions like traditional resellers / OTAs, and we are inviting travel writers and bloggers as well as community organizations and nonprofits to be part of our circle.
🙋♀️ Let's work together
Painted Circle is by design a platform that invites collaboration. We are just starting to build out our destinations and are excited to welcome you as a travel business, community partner, or as an explorer!