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Co-create Duara with us and shape the future of travel


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Co-create Duara with us and shape the future of travel


Our ideology.

When we travel we want to meet local people and see real life. We dream about being treated as family members, not as guests. Most of all we want to value and benefit locals wherever we go.

Duara was founded by three ladies from Finland in late 2015 and the team, consisting of four partners at them moment, shares the same passion for sustainable travel. We have all travelled a lot in Africa and Asia – and visited the villages where we operate ourselves.

We believe that we can value destinations as they are, not as they are built for visitors. We want locals to be involved in producing the service themselves and want to make sure they make a reasonable profit from hosting travellers. See our business model.

Duara is from Swahili and means circle. That is exactly what we create in our villages by connecting families with each other, to offer you experiences that last for a lifetime.

 
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Contact us.

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ANNIKA JÄRVELIN
Customer Experience

tel. +358 44 5446 112
annika@duaratravels.com

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IINA MERIKALLIO
Marketing & Communications

tel. +358 40 833 6696
iina@duaratravels.com

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SALIA BINAUD
Bookings & Destinations

tel. +358 40 6729 151
salia@duaratravels.com

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TIMO SILVENNOINEN
Partners

tel. +358 400 981 956
timo@duaratravels.com


Special thanks to.

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Build Duara with us.

We are looking for:

  • Local partners with strong links to communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America: NGOs, micro finance groups, community banks or other organizations with local networks.
    (Contact salia@duaratravels.com)

  • Sales and marketing partners in the travel industry willing to offer alternative experiences to their conscious clientele. (Contact timo@duaratravels.com)

  • Advisors and investors with a desire to contribute to local development with significant economic impact on communities we serve.
    (Contact annika@duaratravels.com)

We believe that the most profitable businesses in the future will be those solving big societal challenges. Duara wants to become one of the problem solvers.

You are welcome to join the adventure.

 
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