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Backpacker College @ Amsterdam

Dominic recently visited Amsterdam, his favourite European city. While there, he sent us this video and shared some great facts about the city.

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Backpacker College @ Grouse Mountain

One of our team members has taken a trip out to the West Coast of Canada and she's documenting all the amazing things to do while there.

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Backpacker College @ Kingston

Taking a trip to the east side of Canada? Just like the west, it has an endless amount of beautiful cities and a long list of fun activities.

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Backpacker College @ Lonsdale Quay

Are you looking for that next picture perfect photo to throw up on Instagram? If you answered yes, then take a trip down to the Lonsdale Quay Market.

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The start up that makes globetrotting more affordable

The seed first took hold in 1999, while sitting on a beach in Byron Bay, Australia. Rob Evans was looking out over the blue Pacific, watching surfers ride the waves, and thinking, “How can I build a business out of this?”

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‍Here are three facts about Rob Evans. He loves business. He loves travel. And he failed his calculus class in second-year university.

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Accommodation app marries founder’s passion for travel, tech

‍Here are three facts about Rob Evans. He loves business. He loves travel. And he failed his calculus class in second-year university.

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Featured stories

In the media

Past interviews, articles and other media with Backpacker College

Recent stories from travelers sharing their travel experiences all over the world

Featured news

Important news about our industry that we feel is important to feature

Top 10's

A series of top 10 lists curated for anyone looking to get inspired to travel

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Industry news

All the latest and greatest news about
our growing industry

On social

Key highlights from our social channels,
just in case you missed them

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Dominic recently visited Amsterdam, his favourite European city. While there, he sent us this video and shared some great facts about the city.

Featured media

The start up that makes globetrotting more affordable

The seed first took hold in 1999, while sitting on a beach in Byron Bay, Australia. Rob Evans was looking out over...

Rob Evans – Backpacker College

Here are three facts about Rob Evans. He loves business. He loves travel. And he failed his calculus class in second-year university.

One of our team members has taken a trip out to the West Coast of Canada and she's documenting all the amazing things to do while there.

@dominic.gardiner

@jordanbrockway

@accelerator_centre

@communitech

Backpacker College @ Kingston, Ontario

Taking a trip to the east side of Canada? Just like the west, it has an endless amount of beautiful cities and a long list of fun activities...

Backpacker College @ Lonsdale Quay

Are you looking for that next picture perfect photo to throw up on Instagram? If you answered yes, then take a trip down to...

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@backpackercollege

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10. Sao Tome and Principe
9. Belize
8. Belarus
7. Indonesia
6. Jordan
5. Kyrgyzstan
4. Panama
3. Zimbabwe
2. Germany
1. Singapore

10. Meknès, Morocco
9. Zadar, Croatia
8. Seattle, USA
7. Dakar, Senegal
6. Mexico City, Mexico
5. Kathmandu, Nepal
4. Miami, USA
3. Novi Sad, Serbia
2. Shenzhen, China
1. Denmark, Germany

    

10. Dia De Muertos
9. Oktoberfest
8. Mid-autumn Festival
7. Toronto International Film Festival
6. La Tomatina Festival
5. Burning Man
4. Sziget Festival
3. The Fringe Festival
2. Tomorrowland Festival
1. Festival of San Fermin

10. Sao Tome and Principe
9. Belize
8. Belarus
7. Indonesia
6. Jordan
5. Kyrgyzstan
4. Panama
3. Zimbabwe
2. Germany
1. Singapore

10. Meknès, Morocco
9. Zadar, Croatia
8. Seattle, USA
7. Dakar, Senegal
6. Mexico City, Mexico
5. Kathmandu, Nepal
4. Miami, USA
3. Novi Sad, Serbia
2. Shenzhen, China
1. Denmark, Germany

    

10. Dia De Muertos
9. Oktoberfest
8. Mid-autumn Festival
7. Toronto International Film Festival
6. La Tomatina Festival
5. Burning Man
4. Sziget Festival
3. The Fringe Festival
2. Tomorrowland Festival
1. Festival of San Fermin

The start up that makes
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Pinterest reveals new travel personas and top travel trends

Jan 14th, 2019

Backpacker College Crunchbase Overview

2019

Marketplace for College and University communities to market vacant beds for travellers to book and find fun experiences.

Low Cost, Great Beds @ Colleges, Universities

Jan 3rd, 2019

Accommodation is too expensive, until now. Yes, Colleges and Universities everywhere have a problem.  Empty beds when students leave. Why not rent those beds to travelers?

Hotel Industry Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

As January progresses, people are mapping out their trips for the year.1 More people are also traveling than ever before and with the amount of international travelers more than doubling in the last 20 years

Back in January, the travel and hospitality industry was busy forecasting the top hotel trends of 2019, anticipating what the next twelve months may have in store for the world’s travelers and accommodation providers.

Jun 6th, 2019

15 of the Most Important Instagram Trends to Watch Right Now

Jun 19th, 2019

Instagram trends can make or break your social marketing strategy . That’s why it’s important to stay on top of them.

Pinterest opens office in Australia

Aug 14th, 2019

Today we're announcing the opening of our Australian office in Sydney to serve Pinners, creators and businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Top Holiday Destinations for 2019

2019

A couple of years ago the Turkish Riviera was all but off-limits for British travellers – so what welcome news that this glorious coast is back with a bang.

Rob Evans – Backpacker College

July 3rd, 2018

Here are three facts about Rob Evans.He loves business. He loves travel. And he failed his calculus class in second-year university.

The start up that makes globetrotting more affordable

Jul 27th, 2018

The seed first took hold in 1999, while sitting on a beach in Byron Bay, Australia. Rob Evans was looking out over the blue Pacific, watching surfers ride the waves, and thinking, “How can I build a business out of this?”

Tech roundup for July 2018

Aug 7th, 2018

Welcome to the Tech Roundup, the dog days of summer edition – and what more fitting way to start off a wrap of summer tech news than with the story of Backpacker College, the Waterloo startup that links would-be vacationers

Accommodation app marries founder’s passion for travel, tech

Aug 9th, 2018

WATERLOO — Stitched onto the side of a well-travelled backpack, not far from an obligatory Canadian flag, is a patch from Byron Bay, Australia.

First cohort announce for Accelerator Centre's Phase One Program

Sep 28th, 2016

Phase One launched earlier this month and it is the first of four phases in the Accelerator Centre’s two-year incubation program.

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