A Creative Platform for Extraordinary Travel
Connect with local travel designers and be inspired by what they do
Why we’re here
Mass-market tourism doesn’t give travelers what they want. It squeezes everyone into the same bestselling products, in the same places at the same “best time” to go. This is unsustainable and boring.
We search the world for true local experts – travel designers who create and guide extraordinary moments, in the places they call home. We then share these creative travel ideas on our platform.
Travelers can connect to travel designers to discuss and plan their dream trip ideas. This service rewards travel designers for their expertise. It creates travel experiences that are more memorable, creative and sustainable.
Discover extraordinary travel moments
How Kated works
Discover thousands of unique travel ideas, created by handpicked travel designers.
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Save all your favourite travel ideas in one place.
Organise your ideas into travel bucketlists and share these with your travel buddies.
Turn your ideas into real travel experiences. Connect with a travel designer who will make it happen.
Experience your extraordinary bucketlist and gain unforgettable memories.
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Who and what are travel designers? Are they like travel agents?
Travel agents can book you a trip to anywhere in the world. Travel designers specialise in the city, region or country they are from. They only plan trips to the places they know, the places they call home.
Travel designers are also guides, although they don’t have time to guide every trip. By organising and operating trips they develop unrivaled on-the-ground expertise, including transfers, accommodation, activities and fresh travel ideas.
They use local knowledge and local connections to create something memorable and unique for every visitor. If you can dream it you can probably do it, but there will only be a few people in the world who can make it happen for you.
Travel agents and booking sites promote the bestselling products. Travel designers provide a personalised service that makes your travel more local, sustainable and memorable.
Experiences from featured designers
The Kated Team
We’re a distributed team of travel professionals speaking many languages, united in a passion for extraordinary travel and unforgettable moments. Our backgrounds can be found on different continents in many different aspects of travel, including five-star hotels, tour operations, product and brand development.
David Eder - Director
Lucky me, I get to travel the world seeking out exceptional travel designers and creative travel ideas! It’s more exciting than my previous roles running a large five-star resort and as director as a boutique travel agency. I love how travel helps me make connections with people from very different cultures, and that there is always something and somewhere new to discover.
Stepan Borovec - Chief Operations Officer
Travel has made me who I am and I'm so fortunate I've had the opportunity to really move. As a senior travel designer at a major European DMC I discovered different ways to travel. Some people are passionate about doing it differently and they're the people who inspire me!
Stephen Bailey - Head of Brand
I’ve been so fortunate to travel full time for over ten years now. People call me a digital nomad, but my first job in travel was editing a Sunday newspaper travel supplement. How very analogue! My current role is a lot more rewarding, using my marketing and tech experience to help more people travel differently. I love the search. Every destination has such distinct surprises, impressions and memories, from Botswana to Colombia to India and Pakistan.
Kated Quality Assurance
The Kated Quality Assurance is based on the principle that every trip should be right every time. It helps eliminate misunderstandings so you can book and travel with confidence.
- Only the best travel designers – handpicked for their geographical authority, industry reputation unwavering 5* feedback.
- Your travel money is held in escrow until the trip is completed
- Impartial mediation from Kated if any disagreements arise
- . Money-back guarantee covering the first $10,000 if you’re not happy
Read more about the Kated Quality Assurance.