These Women Are Innovating In Travel Entrepreneurship

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Apr. 17 2024, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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Travel startups raised over $3.7 billion in investment funding last year, indicating that the industry is not only booming but paving the way for millennial women to leave a mark on travel entrepreneurship.

In recent years, the number of women-owned companies in the travel business has increased by 260%, according to Leisure Group Travel, a travel media company, proving that in the dynamic world of tourism, a constellation of visionary women entrepreneurs shines brightly.

Here are a few women travel entrepreneurs to check out and consider supporting:

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Tina Wells, Founder, WNDR Ln

According to me, Tina Wells is the founder of WNDR (Wander) Ln, a brand that inspires women around the world to embrace their wanderlust and live life to the fullest. The limited-edition line includes travel accessories, curated travel guides, and more for travel lovers to tap into journeys and create memories. (Select items are still available exclusively via Target.)

Ashley Morris, Founder, Alpaca Your Bags Travel

Alpaca Your Bags Travel, founded by Ashley Morris, is a company that caters to couples seeking an unconventional, tech-savvy approach to destination weddings and celebrations, according to the brand’s website.

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The motivation to start Alpaca Your Bags Travel, her website further indicates, was to give couples and groups the effortless travel experience that she wanted – from start to finish and create a life-long memory for her clients.

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Ashley Sharma, Founder, Cincha

Operating out of Oakland, Cincha seeks to provide solutions inspired by personal travel experiences. Crafted with the needs of globetrotters in mind, their premium product, the Cincha Travel Belt fastens personal bags to luggage, addressing a common travel need.

Beyond simplifying travel logistics, their overarching mission revolves around enhancing accessibility for individuals facing challenges. To achieve this goal, Cincha has collaborated with the non-profit organization, Miles4Migrants, according to their website, pledging to contribute 100 frequent flier airline miles per Travel Belt purchase, aiding in reuniting migrant families.

Sofia Mascotena, Co-Founder And Operations Director, Naya Traveler

Naya Traveler was established to offer travelers bespoke experiences that incorporates luxury. Clients have raved about the carefully crafted itineraries that prioritize cultural exchange, community engagement, and environmental stewardship through their testimonies, demonstrating that the company is forging dynamic adventures.

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