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Through the Slow Travel Network, we develop stories that highlight outstanding and replicable ways travelers and the tourism industry are making the world better.

Launched by UnTours, the Slow Travel Network’s mission is to generate more “human connections per traveler mile” (CPTMs) every year. This is done with the help of UnFluencers – content creators who care about traveling for good.

Meet the Unfluencers

Profile picture Alice Ford – Adventure filmmaker, content creator and stuntwoman, Alice’s Adventures

Profile picture Lori Sorrentino – Photographer/Writer/Blogger, Travlinmad

Profile picture Rachel Heller – Travel blogger, writer, traveler, Rachel’s Ruminations

Profile picture Riley Chervinski – Freelance journalist and travel content writer

Mandy Haakenson – London-based travel professional Sustainable Tourism Master graduate

Anyone can join the Slow Travel Network to stay in touch with our stories and updates — just hit the “join” button at the top of this page to be part of it. We’ll notify you of upcoming events and news in the community.

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UnTours is the world’s first B Corp certified company and is paving the way for slow travel and responsible tourism experiences in Europe. UnTours began in Switzerland and expanded to over 25 destinations over the decades. Learn about us over at untours.com

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CMO, UnTours & UnTours Foundation

Hey Travel Massive community!

We're launching the UnTours Media Network (free to join) and UnFluencers group (apply to join) in partnership with content creators who care about traveling for good.

The UnTours Media Network will share stories that highlight outstanding and replicable ways travelers and the tourism industry are making the world better through personal connection. Our mission is to create and inspire more "human connections per traveler mile" (CPTMs) every year.

👉 Anyone can join the UnTours Media Network to stay in touch with our stories and updates — just hit the "join" button at the top of this page to be part of it.

Who are The UnFluencers?

💚 Lovers of real stories. Interesting stories that draw you in — real-time, poignant, touching, funny, memorable, surprising stories of meeting people in local destinations, really getting to know them and having new experiences together. The travel industry and the travel media industry has become infatuated with the staged visuals. Most of the good things about travel, including the help it can provide in preserving cultural heritage and natural environments, happen away from those stunning visuals and in the midst of human interactions.

🙅‍♂️ UnFluencers are UnAligned with what we’re seeing from travel media and social media personalities — leading us to launch a new media initiative among like-minded content creators who are the UnFluencers.

What benefits do UnFluencers receive?

📢 Listed on our UnFluencers page (coming soon) with links to your blog and socials.

👀 Exclusive access to FAM trip opportunities (priority is given to people closest to the destination or who don't need to fly, as we're mindful of our environmental impact).

💰 Commissioned blog posts (we commission 3 articles a month between the group).

🏆 An UnFluencer Badge, highlighting your role as an UnFluencer champion and travel expert. Badges can be shared on your website socials.

🤫 Invite to our private WhatsApp group with direct access to our team.

🙋‍♀️ How to apply to be an UnFluencer?

1. Join the UnTours Media Network, here on Travel Massive (click the "join" button).
2. Apply at tmsv.co/UnFluencerApplication with a link to your completed Travel Massive profile, an example of your content, and a short introduction about yourself.

Apply before March 20th to be considered for our first round of applicants.

✅ What is the criteria to be an UnFluencer?

• A combined audience of at least 5,000 (e.g. website visitors, followers)
• Published content (e.g. an article, blog post, or video) related to slow travel
• An up-to-date Travel Massive profile (with all your links, and bio).

Note that we make the decision on a case-by-case basis. We may bend the rules to accomodate you if you can demonstrate why YOU should be an UnFluencer.


We're very excited about this new initiative, and looking forward to hearing from you!

Feel free to drop me a DM or comment below.

1 year ago
Founder, Bag Designer, Idea Mountain

Hey! I've known about UnTours for a long time! I am lucky enough to know a longtime (former) member of that team, and I've always been impressed by their mission and personality. Very smart to connect up here with Travel Massive - a great crossover. everyone should pay attention to these UNfluencers.

1 year ago
CEO & Founder, NaviSavi

This is AMAZING!!!!!

1 year ago
CMO, UnTours & UnTours Foundation

Appreciate the enthusiasm! ;)

1 year ago

Hi everyone. My name is Pelu Awofeso, travel and culture writer based in Nigeria (West Africa). I combine that with organising/guiding tours around Lagos and neighbouring states. Great to join this community

11 months ago
Content & Community Manager, RaizUp

Hey, folks! On October 4, the Slow Travel Network is hosting a webinar with special guests Thor Pedersen – the only person in history to have visited every country (193+) in the world without flying; and Juliana Dever – a professional actor, experiential travel expert, and cultural tour curator.

We want to hear from you too:

👉 Share your most memorable slow travel journey with us for your chance to get featured: tmsv.co/SlowTravelJourneyForm

We want to hear about your slow adventures around the world, interesting modes of transport you were using, the impactful experiences you had, and everything in between. Submit your story by October 2.

Announced 7 months ago
CMO, UnTours & UnTours Foundation

Really excited about our next Slow Travel Network webinar this Wednesday with Juliana and Thor (see Maria’s post). Come! Listen! And share your best travel-without-flights anecdotes!

7 months ago
CMO, UnTours & UnTours Foundation

Thanks so much to Stuart and Sarah for the fantastic Impact webinar today!
If you missed this on the Impact of Slow Travel, be sure to catch the recording.

7 months ago
Tour Guide, Cape Town Cannabis Guide

Hello, everyone! I'm Kudakwashe, a passionate tour guide and tour operator based in the stunning city of Cape Town. Ready to explore the wonders of this incredible destination together!

6 months ago
Content & Community Manager, RaizUp

Call for Video Creators 📣

We're organising a short film screening for slow travel videos next month. It will be an online event and we're looking for video creators to submit their short films.

See the event here: www.travelmassive.com/events/short-film-screening-the-stories-of-slow-travel-9853828079

We're looking for 7-10 short videos that manifest slow travel principles.

Videos must be:
• Up to 9 minutes long, ideally 3-5 min and shorter
• Great video quality
• Focus is on slow, sustainable travel, local communities, meaningful journeys
• You are the creator of the video, or have permission from the creator

Send your submissions to team@travelmassive.com to get featured 🙌

Credits will be given to all video creators.

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