Memories of a HopTour in Asia
Léa et Simon, HopAmbassadeurs, have just completed their 10 month HopTour in Asia, an epic adventure filled with encounters and unique discoveries. The objective? To widen Hopineo’s HopHosts and HopSolutions network across Asia.
They give us a few words about their adventure:
“10 months, 9 countries, 15 eco-responsible structures, 3 international tourism forums/conferences, many encounters with major actors of the industry, this trip was definitely a personal and professional success.
Swimming in the Onsen hot water springs in Japan, admiring the ecotourism work being done on the island of Jeju in Korea, managing an ecolodge in the middle of the jungle in Indonesia, participating in the unusual Chinese new year’s celebration with the Lahu tribe in Thailand, discovering the impressive Angkor wonder of the world in Cambodia, contributing to the promotion and coordination of the forum organized by the Mekong Tourism Office in Laos…The list of the highlights of our trip is endless…
Traveling as a HopTripper allows for a combination of travel adventure and professional development while enhancing your professional network.
It also provides a solution for travelling on a smaller budget, over a longer time span, by exchanging your professional competencies for food and lodging for example.
To sign up for a HopTour is to engage in the search for new experiences, to meet individuals who inspire you and comfort you in the idea that we are moving towards a better world, and that no matter how little the impact of our actions may seem, we play a major role in this transformation.
A HopTour also gives you the opportunity to develop virtues such as patience, humility, or attentiveness which can provide more sincere relationships with the unique organisations, individuals, and cultures met along the way.
As every good thing comes to an end, it is with feelings of pride and fufillment that we travel back home to France. Léa is starting a master’s degree in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, while Simon is creating his eco-responsible tourism business.
And why not a new HopTour in a few years?…A big thank you to the Hopineo team for their support and their engagement towards a better world!”
Léa and Simon
HopAmbassadors Asia 2016-2017
- Watch all Lea & Simon’s videos on our YouTube channel.
- Read about more travel stories in Asia on their blog.