Our mission is to simplify backpacking trips. We are solving three main problems of a backpacking-trip at once: The long time needed for research, the complexity as well as finding the perfect travel mate.
Hi Fabio, thank you for being with us and telling our readers about your entrepreneurship. Could you tell us how you came up with the idea for your business?
Thank you for having me. How did I come up with my idea? I turned my passion into a career. After graduation from high school, I decided to explore the world. So, I packed a few things and what was planned as a trip to Australia ended up in a two-years-lasting journey around the world. When I came back, I started my studies in International Business Management and used every chance I could get to see more continents and countries. When I received my bachelor’s degree, I knew I want to revolutionize the backpacker market. That’s how my idea of Backpackertrail was born.
What is your and your team’s mission?
Our mission is to simplify backpacking trips. We are solving three main problems of a backpacking-trip at once: The long time needed for research, the complexity as well as finding the perfect travel mate. At the moment we are developing a web app which will be launched in November. We want to make travelling available to everyone, even with a low budget and even during the COVID-19-crisis. That’s why we don’t organize all-inclusive-trips but individual travels. All team members have made many travelling experiences, so we all want to share our passion for foreign cultures.
On top of that, we want to make people aware of the fact that sustainability is so important for the environment and the following generations. I’m convinced that most backpackers have the awareness and love slow travel, meaning spending more time in one area. They want to support natives by buying local food and products cause they enjoy “authentic travelling.” Due to a low budget, many backpackers use public transport and discover the landscape on foot. I know what I am talking about. When I started my trip around the world, I left Germany with almost no budget at all.
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
Being able to do what I love and finding people in my team who share this affection. I’m very proud of our website, which is a great success. Backpackertrail.de receives 192.000 impressions on Google per month and 250 new visitors daily. Furthermore, I’m happy we could turn the struggles of the current crises into something positive for our company. We developed a chatbot for automized Google reviews, and we want to use it to support local business during the crisis and give them a chance to survive. We are also very present on social media which is a lot of work. But it pays off I would say. “Backpackertrail’s” social media channels reach 201.000 viewers per month and has 11,5k followers in total.
What’s your best advice for other tech entrepreneurs who are starting a business?
For me, your attitude is the most important thing to start a successful business. My travels gave me the chance to develop my personality enormously and I learnt the two most essential traits by facing so many challenges. These traits are stamina and determination. Never give up and always watch regard every situation from different perspectives. Never be stubborn and narrow-minded.