Backstreet Academy is on a mission to make the travel industry a force for good. We want to make communities in the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) an integral part of tourism industry globally and in Indoneia. Travel in Indonesia is still defined primarily by famous attractions, white sandy beaches and other run of the mill things in between - now imagine a traveler working in the backstreets of Yogyakarta with a archerer making our Javanese bow and arrow, Jemparingan, learning to forge a traditional Karambit knife, or even apprenticing with a locally celebrated house chef to cook authentic Javanese cuisine in a typical local household. That’s the Indonesia we want travelers to immerse themselves in, a country that’s built on the back of those that toil behind the scenes, away from the gaze of the tourism industry.
Our P2P platform and booking-management technology for BoP entrepreneurs is designed precisely to facilitate these offbeat interactions. Everyday, we connect our local hosts to travelers from around the world, leading to meaningful travel experiences, and we’re poised for explosive growth under the mentorship of giants like booking.com.
Our leadership team is obsessed with enabling Backstreet Academy to achieve its potential as a pioneering P2P impact travel platform and building a strong, values-based culture that is performance-oriented, collaborative, and customer-centric. Our passion and hardwork is only rivaled by the ferocity of Daenerys’ Dragons!
Find out more about our company through a 3min-Documentary by Our Better World at backstreet.me/documentary
We are headquartered in Singapore and Indonesia with offices in Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Philippines.