Content Creators are taking their online communities offline as a way to forge relationships with their followers, build their brands, and travel the world. Turns out, it's a great way to make money, too.
With more than 1,500 TrovaTrips booked, we know that the most important key to success is being authentic to your personal brand, and relatable to your audience. We use these follower counts as a starting point, but they’re just numbers. It’s the connection with your community that has the biggest impact!
Planning, selling, and running a group trip is a lot of work — that’s where we come in. We’ve built all of the complex pieces of travel directly into our platform so that you can focus on the best part: your community.
As the Host, you're the one bringing everyone together, but you don't have to be a tour guide (in fact, every trip has a local Guide built-in). Your job is to get your community excited, encourage them to sign up once the trip launches, and set the tone for the trip itself.
After you sign up, your first step is to survey your audience — find out where they want to go, their budgets, and the best time of year to travel. We recommend that you get at least 100 survey responses. Then you'll work with Trova to select the perfect itinerary, and launch it to your community. From there, you're getting folks stoked and signed up to travel with you!
Trova has your back every step of the way with resources and best practices on how to be a great Host
Absolutely — as a Host, you'll be paid a portion of the trip revenue! So yes, you get paid to travel with your community. Everything on the itinerary is included for you (and a plus one if you want to bring a friend along). We'll even issue Hosts an earnings advance to help cover airfare purchases.
Exact Host earnings can vary — while the average Host earns $6,000 per trip, we let Creators determine how much they make as a part of pricing their trip, but encourage you to set the price within your community's budget.
Safety is core to everything we do — and it starts with how we build and operate our business. When it comes to our trips, local Operators undergo a rigorous vetting process that includes everything from standard safety qualifications like licensing, insurance coverage, and crisis management systems to measures like waste reduction processes and fostering a responsible travel philosophy.
Curated, bespoke itineraries designed by those experts mean safety is built-in for Hosts, and Trova has created various add-ons, tools, and policies to help you feel even more secure during your trip. This includes:
Lastly, Trova's Community Guidelines exist to ensure that every human — Host, Traveler, Guide, and beyond — feels safe and respected, even while venturing outside of our comfort zones and around the globe.
There is no “one size fits all” answer for what makes a great Host, but we want any Creator who signs up with TrovaTrip to be set up for success. Typically, selling out a trip comes down to audience size and engagement (authentic, relatable Creators do really well here).
When it comes to hosting a TrovaTrip, it's most often Creators with the amount of followers below (on whichever platform is their most popular):
But that doesn't mean you can't sell out a trip if you have 5,000 followers who are passionate and highly engaged. If you think your community is a strong fit, sign up and let's start the conversation!
There is no catch. Creators who sign up to become Hosts are our partners in building and selling these incredible life-changing trips, and we believe they deserve to be compensated for that work.