Travel to Grow is a tour operator seeking to give projects, host countries and volunteers more out of travel and the voluntourism experience.
Done in the right way, travel can lead to both the growth of knowledge of other cultures and countries, local prosperity, and the personal and professional growth of volunteers and host projects. Travel to Grow has personally chosen all volunteer projects and travel experiences. It offers very personal advice to make sure to find the right experience for each individual.
Travel to Grow is founded and run by Isabelle Klümper. With academic, practical and personal experience of travel, appropriate development and sharing knowledge about the world, Isabelle is an advocate of finding paths to a fairer, more inclusive world. Travel to Grow is the product of these experiences and has been born out of a passion for all these things.
Her motto is: the more one knows about the unknown, the less prejudices there are, and the more understanding and tolerance for others there is.
After finishing her degree in Geography, Isabelle worked in the tourism industry for a number of years, working for Thomas Cook, Neckermann and Bales Worldwide in locations across the world. She went on to complete a Masters in Tourism Management and Marketing at the renowned CERAM Business School in Antibes. Isabelle’s experiences of travel and new cultures started from a young age, having spent a number of years of her childhood in Africa. More recently, Isabelle was responsible for co-ordinating volunteers across South Africa for an international organisation and worked from the German office of World Vision, helping to improve life for disadvantaged people, especially children.