Some say travel is the one thing in life that really makes you richer. Others, they say it’s helping people that creates a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
At Charistay we believe you can combine the two.
We want to help you combine your love of travel and joy of helping others, all in one simple way.
We’re passionate, not only about travel, but about doing it in a way that can make a positive impact on the world around us. Whilst tourism brings in valuable income to an area, it can also come at a cost. Rising tourist numbers mean, for some places, an increase in environmental and social issues as they cannot cope with the demand on infrastructure. If this trend continues, these beautiful locations may be forced to close their doors to tourists for good.
That’s why we developed Charistay.
In 2017 we embarked on a journey to create an online platform whereby people could book hotel stays with independent, sustainable hotels with a portion of the commission profits going straight to a charity in the local area. These responsible hotels work tirelessly to provide welcoming accommodation with minimal detrimental impact to the surrounding environment. Additionally, whilst there are local charities who do amazing work in combating the damage done by the modern world, they are often poorly funded and do not get the public exposure they really need to fulfil their potential. This platform gives them vital exposure and allows travellers from all over the world to see the amazing work these grassroots organisations are doing.