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HopTrips – I travel and I swap

With Hopineo: swap your skills and time in exchange for room and food!

> contribute to the development of a more responsible tourism, and a better world.
> live amazing and unique travel experiences!

You plan a mid or long term journey? You can also become a HopAmbassador!

Thanks to the HopSolutions (good practices, study cases, marketing e-book, courses…), each traveler benefits from the field expertise collected by all the other travelers of the community, in order to help his host (the HopHost).

Thanks to this unique plan, tourism professionals who don’t have the human or financial means to access this field expertise, can finally have a one time help to improve their sustainable approach and develop their activity.

> To learn more, please find below why travel and swap, how to do it, and a few examples of past swaps.

Why swap your skills and time while traveling?

  • Contribute to the construction of a better tourism, and a better world.
  • Discover fully a territory, its inhabitants and its culture; live a unique experience!
  • Understand and learn about responsible tourism and its field realities, techniques and solutions for a sustainable development.
  • Minimise your travel expenses.

How does it work?

Justine prépare le tour de France Hopineo

Angela is a Spanish lawyer of 28 years old, who has a passion for social networks. She wishes to travel to Central America and devote part of her trip to be helpful.
She seeks a HopHost on Hopineo.org and proposes a swap of 4 to 10 days

Jose is a HopHost in Costa Rica. He would like to make better use of social networks and seeks to make energy savings. Alone to manage his hotel, he has no time to look for solutions.
Following the proposal of Angela, they agree on the terms of the swap: dates, duration, accommodation arrangements, the tasks entrusted.

Finca Exotica, Ecolodge au Costa Rica
HopTrip réussi

During 6 days, Angela trains Jose and his staff to the use of social networks and finds solutions for the management of energy on Hopineo.org, thanks to the good practices and HopSolutions collected by other travelers around the world, and all HopSolutions.

Thanks to Hopineo, Angela was able to help Jose to expand his hotel and delivered energy management good practices experienced by other similar hotels.
Above all, they have had an unforgettable human experience

Florie avec Efrain et Molly, Casa Divina Lodge Mindo Equateur

NB: Duration of swaps cannot exceed 30 days, in order not to replace local labour.

Examples of successful swaps

  • List the HopHost commitments and good practices in a document in order for him to communicate with his visitors, partners and staff.
  • Find solutions to save energy. 
  • Find solutions to reuse rainwater. 
  • Train local francophone guides to welcome visitors in English.
  • Redact a Facebook user manual for hosts that don’t know much about internet don’t have a lot of time to spend on social networks.
  • Implement a pedagogical path in and around the facility to allow the visitors to discover flora and fauna, or to present in an innovative way the host’s good practices.
  • Simply take time to chat with the host to help him step back on his business, his organisation, his marketing… and formalise the discussions in a document.